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). 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.

*Students may use no more than two courses (8 credits) from a major concentration to fulfill requirements for the minor.

Required Core Courses

  • SAR HS 369 Gross Human Anatomy (Prereq: CAS BI 105, 106 or BI 107, 108, CAS BI 211 or BI 315)
  • One of the following:
    • SAR HS 370 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology (Prereq: CAS BI 211 or BI 315, SAR HS 369 recommended)
    • SAR HS 375 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (Prereq: CAS BI 211 or BI 315)

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 300 Epidemiology I
  • SAR HS 331 Physiology of Sex and Reproduction
  • SAR HS 341 Physiology Across the Lifespan
  • SAR HS 342 Exercise Physiology
  • SAR HS 375 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
  • SAR HS 371 Pulmonary Pathophysiology
  • SAR HS 550 Neural Systems
  • SAR HS 362 Muscle Physiology