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Cell Biology and Physiology

Program Overview

Physiology is the study of the functions of the body systems. Developmental biology is the study of how genes govern differentiation of cells, tissues, and organs with unique structures and functions. Both disciplines require a foundation of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and cellular biology. Upper-division courses require synthesis and integration of information from many areas of science to allow understanding of such remarkable processes of how the heart pumps blood, how neurons communicate with one another, how insulin regulates blood sugar, or how specific gene products determine the morphology and functional capacity of the nervous system. Knowledge in these areas is expanding rapidly due to application of new techniques in molecular biology. Hence, significant exposure to concepts and techniques of molecular biology is an important component of the major.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 67.5 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: Cell 120

Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Psychometrist
  • Medical Technician
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Quality Control System Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Technical and Scientific Product
  • Medical and Clinical Technologists

With a Masters

  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Public Health
  • Exercise Physiologist

With a Doctorate

  • Food Scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Physical Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Optometrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Attorney
  • Medical Scientist
  • Naturopathic Physician
  • Surgeon and Physician
  • Allergist/Immunologist
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Carol Stepan

Advisor

Exercise & Wellness (A-G), Health Science (A-G), Pre-MLS (A-C), MMBio (A-C), Neuro (A-G), and CELL (A-G)
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Monica Eastman

Advisor

Exercise Science (Q-Z)
Plant & Wildlife Science (L-Z)
CELL (H-Z)
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MEET YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR

To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.