Required Major Coursework

Required Coursework for Physiology (PHSL) major

Note: These pages are not meant as a complete description of our major in Human Physiology. Prospective majors should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Dr. Barnett During the meeting your can get information for a custom Human Physiology major plan to fit your needs. The average time for such a meeting might be 45 minutes to an hour.

Lower Division (Quantitative Sequence)

Lower Division (Quantitative Sequence)

Math 1271 (Calculus I)
And any one of the following courses:
Math 1272 (Calculus II)
or ANSC 3011 - Statistics for Animal Science (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 3270 - Introduction to Systems Biology (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 3272 - Applied Biostatistics (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 5272 - Applied Biostatistics (3.0 cr)
or CSCI 1113 - Introduction to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers (4.0 cr)
or CSCI 1133 - Introduction to Computing and Programming Concepts (4.0 cr)
or CSCI 3003 - Introduction to Computing in Biology (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3801 - Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3811 - Basic Social Statistics [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)

Lower Division (Chemistry Sequence)

Lower Division (Physics Sequence)

Upper Division

Upper Division PHSL Courses

Additional PHSL Courses (choose one)

Electives: Choose 3 courses, (6 credits total minimum)

**New for Fall 2015** Interculteral Competency Electives

**New for Fall 2015** Interculteral Competency Electives

AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
ANTH 1003W - Understanding Cultures [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
ANTH 1005W - Introduction to Cultural Diversity and the World System [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
ANTH 4071 - Race, Culture, and Vision (3.0 cr)
ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
ECON 3101 - Intermediate Microeconomics (4.0 cr)
ECON 5890 - Economics of the Health-Care System (3.0 cr)
GEOG 1301W - Our Globalizing World [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
GEOG 3381W - Population in an Interacting World [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care [WI] (4.0 cr)
GLOS 1015W - Globalization: Issues and Challenges [GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
GLOS 1672 - Geography of Global Cities [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
GLOS 3143 - Living in the Global [CIV] (3.0 cr)
GLOS 3231 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
GLOS 3305 - Life for Sale: Global Debates on Environment, Science, and Society (3.0 cr)
GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture (3.0 cr)
GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
GLOS 3701W - Population in an Interacting World [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
GLOS 3961 - Culture and Society of India [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
GLOS 4221 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization Through Sociology [GP] (3.0 cr)
GWSS 3003 - Gender and Global Politics [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science [TS, SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
POL 1019 - Indigenous Peoples: A Global Perspective [GP] (3.0 cr)
POL 3464 - Politics of Inequality (3.0 cr)
PSY 3301 - Introduction to Cultural Psychology (3.0 cr)
SOC 3211W - American Race Relations [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3.0 cr)
Other Electives May Be Possible with Permission From Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Honors Requirements

Human Physiology Honors students must meet the general requirements of the University Honors Program (UHP) for each level of Honors. Detailed information on the requirements for graduation with honors from the University of Minnesota can be found at the UHP Web site:

Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude Honors students in Human Physiology must also complete at least 3 credits of PHSL 4095H. PHSL 4095H can be either a library project course, or a laboratory project course. The laboratory course option is offered when appropriate laboratory experiences are available. Students interested in taking PHSL 4095H should discuss their intentions with a Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology faculty member and/or a Human Physiology advisor.

Summa Cum Laude candidates must complete two full semesters of PHSL 4095H (4 credits total), concomitant with completion of an approved senior thesis.

Important: Because a general knowledge of Physiology is beneficial to completing an Honors research project, Honors students should plan for completion of PHSL 3061 prior to their senior year. This allows the student to begin their one to two semester honors research project with a strong foundation in the core principles of the major.