Physiology explores the functions of living organisms. Physiologists investigate everything from individual molecules' interactions to the way specific organs work within the human body. Understanding cell and system physiology helps us to discover new ways of preventing and curing disease.

The BSc. Physiology Major program includes intensive studies in physiology along with fundamental courses in related fields of biomedical science. You will study molecular biology, physiological body systems, cell function and cell biology. Other course topics can include endocrinology, neurophysiology, exercise physiology, and stem cell biology among others.


Physiology will prepare you for work in academic research or a variety of careers in areas like the pharmaceutical industry and health care. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies in the field or others within the biomedical sciences.

You could become a professional:

  • Lab Assistant
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Pharmaceutical Salesperson
  • Pest Control Consultant
  • Hunger Policy Analyst
  • Medical Illustrator

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science in the Biological, Biomedical & Life Sciences group.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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