Oct 27, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors in Physiology [Science]

Honors in Physiology is offered by the Department of 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, and neurobiology).

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.

Year 4



  1. The program must consist of a minimum of ★90 in Science (see details of courses ), a minimum of ★18 in Arts, and no more than ★18 in non-Arts/non-Science options and no more than ★42 in junior (100-level) courses.
  2. Honors students in the first year of the program who are unable to take CHEM 263  may take 263 in second year.
  3. All options must be approved by Departmental Advisor.  
  4. Credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to BIOL 107 , BIOL 108 , CHEM 101 , CHEM 102 CHEM 164 , PHYS 144 , PHYS 146  and ★6 approved Science options (see details of courses).  Credit in SCI 151 will be considered equivalent to STAT 151  and ★3 Science option.