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, and/or nutrition. This program is of particular interest to students who are considering graduate programs in clinical studies (e.g., medicine, dentistry) or basic science research (e.g., physiology, neuroscience). Related international study opportunities include the science programs offered in Madrid, Dresden, Grenoble, or the Auckland University Studies Program.

Students are required to have a GPA of 2.0 or higher to qualify for a minor in human physiology.

Course Requirements

Five of the 4-credit courses listed below are required to complete the minor, with a minimum grade of C in each course.

  • 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)

Required Core Courses

  • SAR HS 369 Gross Human Anatomy
  • SAR HS 370 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

Additional Courses (choose three)

  • SAR HP 252 Health and Disability Across the Lifespan
  • SAR HP 353 Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the US
  • SAR HP 565 Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • SAR HS 251 Human Nutrition Science
  • SAR HS 281 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
  • SAR HS 300 Epidemiology I
  • SAR HS 342 Exercise Physiology
  • SAR HS 360 Muscle Biology in Health and Disease
  • SAR HS 361 Introduction to Computational Neuroscience of Speech, Language, and Hearing
  • SAR HS 375 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
  • SAR HS 550 Neural Systems