Animal Physiology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of function, morphology, regulation, and intercellular communications and dynamics within vertebrate and invertebrate in animal species, with comparative applications to homo sapiens and its relatives and antecedents. Includes instruction in reproduction, growth, lactation, digestion, performance, behavioral adaptation, sensory perception, motor action, phylogenetics, biotic and abiotic function, membrane biology, and related aspects of biochemistry and biophysics. Is Animal Physiology the right major for you?
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Animal Physiology Major

What Courses Do Animal Physiology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Animal Physiology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Physiology
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