Field of Study: Physiology
Physiology programs teach people how animals move and breathe, how plants grow, and how both reproduce.
Physiology programs include topics such as:
- Reproduction and growth
- Vascular function
- Physical function and malfunction
- Evolutionary physiology
- Disease processes
- Cell biology
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in physiology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in physiology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.