Twin Cities Campus
Integrative Biology and Physiology Minor
Integrative Biology and Physiology
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Jackson Hall 6-125, 321 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-5902; fax: 612-301-1543)
Physiology may be defined as the application of mathematics, physics, and chemistry to the study of structure and function in living systems. As such, physiology is a "hybrid" field in which expertise from many other disciplines is ordinarily required and combined. The program emphasizes a quantitative approach to understanding the functions of cells, organs, and systems in living animals. The graduate program in the Twin Cities has a cardiovascular emphasis, although many other areas of specialization are represented. The program includes faculty and corresponding research laboratories from the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and also the Departments of Medicine; Surgery; Neuroscience; Neurosurgery; Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics; Pharmacology; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Kinesiology; and Animal Science.
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
For the minor, a background in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology acceptable to the graduate faculty is required.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum of 6 graduate credits in physiology is required (with approval by the director of graduate studies) for the master's minor. Ph.D. students seeking a doctoral minor are expected to take PHSL 5101 or the equivalent, plus additional courses for a total of 12 credits. Approval is required by the director of graduate studies.
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.