Undergraduate Program


The Department of Physiology offers a B.Sc. Honors Program in Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry through the Faculty of Science.

The Honors Program is designed to prepare students for advanced study leading to careers in academia, industrial research, or for entry into health-related professions. A choice of courses is available for students with interests in particular branches of the life sciences (e.g., cell and molecular biology, endocrinology, cardiovascular physiology, neurobiology and perinatal research).


Entry into the Honors Program from high school requires Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, as prerequisites.

Continuation and graduation in the Honors Physiology program requires successful completion of *24 with a minimum 3.0 GPA, in the previous Fall/Winter.

In addition, second-year students must present a minimum grade of B in PHYSL 212 and PHYSL 214 in order to continue, whereas students who are eligible to enter the program in their third year and have credit in PHYSL 210 must present a minimum grade of A- in order to be admitted. Students must consult the Departmental Advisor prior to registration in each year of the program.

Changes in Physiology Honors

Applications for entry into the Honors Physiology Program should be addressed to:

Faculty of Science, 1-001 CCIS
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Canada, T6G 2E9
Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/science 

Course Requirements

(see descriptions of Physiology courses)

Graduation with a BSc Honors in Physiology requires the successful completion of *120. At least *90 must be in Science courses, at least *18 must be in Arts courses and no more than *18 may be in approved non-Science/non-Arts courses. No more than *42 may be in junior (100-level) courses.

Further Information

Department of Physiology
7-55 Medical Sciences Building
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Canada, T6G 2E9

Email: physiology@ualberta.ca 
Website: www.physiology.ualberta.ca