Curriculum

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Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, your curriculum can be found here.

First-Year Students

Semester I

PDP activity (2 credits)

Semester II

CAS WR151 or WR152 or WR153: Writing Research & Inquiry

Sophomore Year

Semester I

Hub Electives: BU Hub electives outside the major

Semester II

HUB Electives: BU Hub electives outside the major

Choose one of the following:

CAS CH204 or CAS214: Organic Chemistry 2 with discussion and lab

 

OR

Organic Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis with discussion and lab

 

Notes: For students planning to apply to medical school, the Department recommends taking biochemistry CAS CH 421, but CAS CH 373 is acceptable.  CAS CH 214 is the recommended second semester organic chemistry course for those planning to take CAS CH 421 Biochemistry with lab. CAS CH 422 Biochemistry II may be taken as a general elective. Students planning to take CAS CH 421 Biochemistry should take CAS CH 214 Organic Chemistry instead of CAS CH 204. For students planning to apply to BS/MS in Human Physiology, the Department recommends taking biochemistry CAS CH 421 and not CAS CH 373.  

For students planning to apply to physician assistant or nursing graduate programs, the Department recommends taking microbiology with a lab: CAS BI 311 (CAS BI 206, genetics, is a prerequisite).  Depending upon the specific programs to which students apply, CAS BI114 or GMS BT426 may also fulfill the requirement.

Choose one of the following:

CAS MA115: Statistics I with discussion

 

OR

CAS MA122: Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences II with discussion

 

Note:  For students planning to apply to medical school, the Department recommends taking CAS SO 100 or CAS SO 215 for MCAT preparation.

Junior Year

Semester I

Choose one of the following:

CAS CH373: Principles of Biochemistry with discussion and lab

 

OR

CAS CH421: Biochemistry I with discussion and lab

 

Notes: For students planning to apply to medical school, the Department recommends taking biochemistry CAS CH 421, but CAS CH 373 is acceptable.  CAS CH 214 is the recommended second semester organic chemistry course for those planning to take CAS CH 421 Biochemistry with lab. CAS CH 422 Biochemistry II may be taken as a general elective. Students planning to take CAS CH 421 Biochemistry should take CAS CH 214 Organic Chemistry instead of CAS CH 204. For students planning to apply to BS/MS in HP, the Department recommends taking biochemistry CAS CH 421 and not CAS CH 373.  

For students planning to apply to physician assistant or nursing graduate programs, the Department recommends taking microbiology with a lab: CAS BI 311 (CAS BI 206, genetics, is a prerequisite).  Depending upon the specific programs to which students apply, CAS BI114 or GMS BT426 may also fulfill the requirement.

Hub Electives: BU Hub electives outside the major or SAR HP252 Health and Disability across the Lifespan or SAR HP353 Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the US

 

Note: Juniors (Class 2023) and Seniors (Class 2022) please refer to Sargent College Human Physiology Bulletin.

Semester II

Hub Electives: BU Hub electives outside the major or SAR HP252 Health and Disability across the Lifespan or SAR HP353 Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the US

 

Note: Juniors (Class 2023) and Seniors (Class 2022) please refer to Sargent College Human Physiology Bulletin.

Senior Year

Semester I

 

Choose one of the following:

SAR HS375 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (Fall)

 

OR

SAR HS371 Pulmonary Pathophysiology (Spring)

 

Notes: Register for SAR HS 375 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology or SAR HS 371 Pulmonary Pathophysiology (spring semester). If both SAR HS 371 and SAR HS 375 are taken, one course counts as a pathophysiology requirement and the other course counts as a human physiology elective.

Choose one of the following:

SAR HS410: Field Experience: Human Physiology (Fall or Spring Semester)

 

OR

SAR HP495: Thesis for Distinction which can be taken in place of SAR HS 410 in Fall or Spring Semester

 

Hub Electives: BU Hub electives outside the major or SAR HP252 Health and Disability across the Lifespan or SAR HP353 Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the US

General Electives

Notes:

  • HS410 can be taken fall or spring.
  • In the fall semester, if registering for HS410, then four credits of general electives are required. If not registering for HS410, then eight credits of general electives are required.
  • In the spring semester, if registering for SAR HS410, students register for four elective credits; otherwise students register for 8 elective credits.

Semester II

SAR HS410: Field Experience: Human Physiology (Fall or Spring Semester)

OR

SAR HP495: Thesis for Distinction which can be taken in place of SAR HS 410 in Fall or Spring Semester

Electives: Select Two Human Physiology Electives from the Following:

  • SAR HS 331 Physiology of Sex and Human Reproduction (Spring)
  • SAR HS 341 Physiology Across the Lifespan (Fall)
  • SAR HS 362 Muscle Physiology (Spring)
  • SAR HS 370 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology (Spring)
  • SAR HS 371 Pulmonary Pathophysiology (Spring)
  • SAR HS 375 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (Fall)

Note: Juniors (Class 2023) and Seniors (Class 2022) please refer to Sargent College Human Physiology Bulletin.

Total Credits for Human Physiology = 128