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.
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.
Physiology - effective Fall 2003
The Pre-Allied Health major (formerly 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:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- 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;
- use skills acquired in the human anatomy course to learn new body structures;
- work safely in a lab or clinical setting with microorganisms;
- explain pharmaceutical drug actions based on knowledge of physiological mechanisms;
- apply knowledge of anatomy, microbiology, physiology to more advanced courses required in allied health majors; and
- apply knowledge of anatomy, microbiology or physiology in the clinical practice of nursing or dental hygiene.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.