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Human Physiology & Translational Sciences

This science-based program is highly multidisciplinary, integrating human physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, biology and the social/psychological sciences to study the modifiable influences of nutrition and physical activity on human health and disease. Due to the department’s unique configuration (only department on campus that spans three colleges- School of Medicine, College of Human Environmental Sciences, and College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources), students in this program have access to many researchers and resources represented from each unit.

Students majoring in Human Physiology and Translational Sciences will be well prepared for health-related careers such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, as well as for graduate study in biomedical/translational sciences. The department also offers significant opportunities for undergraduate research.

Degree requirements (PDF)

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You will apply to Mizzou through undergraduate admissions and declare your major as Human Physiology and Translational Sciences.

Students already on campus, should contact the department advisor, Tammy Conrad, by using one of the following: phone: 573-882-1144, email: or by scheduling an appointment using MU Connect in Canvas. She will work with you to learn more about the degree and help you transfer into the program.

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Want to talk with other students choosing this major?

The Physiology Majors Interest Group provides a platform for regular communication among peer B.S. programs in Physiology throughout the US.