Minor in Human Physiology
A minor in human physiology is offered to undergraduate students at Boston University wishing to enhance their knowledge of physiology, anatomy, neuroscience, exercise science, or nutrition. With a strong foundation in the prerequisite courses in the basic sciences and human biology and with the help of a departmental faculty advisor, the student will plan a program of five courses that will best accomplish the student’s specific objectives. A student wishing to take a minor concentration (20 credit hours) may use no more than two courses from another concentration to fulfill the requirements for a minor concentration. The student will be required to complete the two core courses (8 credits) and an additional three courses (12 credits) from the following list.
- SAR HS 369 Gross Human Anatomy (Prereq: CAS BI 105, 106, or BI 107, 108)
- SAR HS 370 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology (Prereq: CAS BI 211 or BI 315, SAR HS 369 recommended)
- SAR HS 251 Human Nutrition Science
- SAR HS 281 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle (Prereq: SAR HS 251, CAS BI 211 or BI 315)
- SAR HS 300 Epidemiology I
- SAR HS 342 Exercise Physiology (Prereq: CAS BI 211)
- SAR HS 360 Muscle Biology in Health and Disease (Prereq: CAS BI 315)
- SAR HS 361 Introduction to Computational Neuroscience of Speech, Language and Hearing (Prereq: CAS MA 226 and either CAS CN 210 or CAS NE 204)
- SAR HS 375 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology (Prereq: SAR HS 342)
- SAR HS 550 Neural Systems (Prereq: one or more courses in basic neuroscience)
- SAR HP 252 Health and Disability Across the Life Span
- SAR HP 353 Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the U.S.
- SAR HP 565 Biomechanics
Students are required to have a GPA of 2.0 or higher to qualify for a minor in human physiology and must receive a grade of C or better in each course to complete the minor.