Purdue University Calumet | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Concentration in Physiology/ Cell Biology

The following courses are taken in the BS in Biology to receive a concentration in Physiology/ Cell Biology1.


Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 357003 Animal Physiology 4
Choose one of the following


BIOL 31600 Basic Microbiology 4
BIOL 33300 Ecology 4

BIOLOGY ELECTIVES2, 4 (Minimum 12 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 30700 Plant Physiology 3
BIOL 34200 Biological Sciences Practicum (Physiology/ Cell Biology Related) 0~3
BIOL 41800 Drugs and Diseases 3
BIOL 48800 Biological Sciences Internship (Physiology/ Cell Biology Related) 0~3
BIOL 48900 Biological Sciences Research (Physiology/ Cell Biology Related)  0~3
BIOL 50700 Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 50800 Recombinant DNA Techniques 3
BIOL 52500 Principles of Neurobiology 4
BIOL 56100 Immunology 3
BIOL 56600 Developmental Biology 4
BIOL 49500/59500 Special Assignments (Physiology/ Cell Biology Related) Varies
  Examples in previous years included:  
  Advanced Cell Biology 3
  Advanced Immunology 3
  Bioinformatics 3
  Cell and Tissue Culture 3
  Independent Studies (Physiology/ Cell Biology Related) 1~3

1 Students must apply for the concentration to have this concentration appear on the transcript.

2 Availability of some required or elective courses in a particular semester may change. Please consult your advisor or check the biology website for current availability of elective courses.

3 BIOL 35700 may be replaced by BIOL 21400 Human Anatomy and Physiology II.  BIOL 21300 Human Biology I, a prerequisite of BIOL 21400 can be used as a free elective.

4 Maximum 3 credits in independent research/studies, practicum/ internship can be used for Physiology/ Cell Biology elective requirement.