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Physiology (AS) Biological Sciences Total Units: 24
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Term Effective: Fall 2003


The Physiology major is designed for students intending to transfer to allied health disciplines, such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Physical Therapy Assistant, etc., at two or four-year institutions. (Please consult a counselor.)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between structure and function by predicting the function of unfamiliar structures based on knowledge of previously studied cells, tissues, and organs;
  2. use skills acquired in the human anatomy course to learn new body structures;
  3. work safely in a lab or clinical setting with microorganisms;
  4. explain pharmaceutical drug actions based on knowledge of physiological mechanisms;
  5. apply knowledge of anatomy, microbiology, physiology to more advanced courses required in allied health majors; and
  6. apply knowledge of anatomy, microbiology or physiology in the clinical practice of nursing or dental hygiene.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Physiology (AS) program are:

  • Complete 24 units from
    • Physiology Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Physiology Major Requirements - complete 23.00 units
ANAT 1General Human Anatomy5.00
BIO 10Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
CHEM 60Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences5.00
PHYSIO 1Human Physiology5.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
HLC 55Medical Microbiology4.00
MICRO 5General Microbiology5.00
MICRO 60Fundamentals of Microbiology4.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 50Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2003

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2011

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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