The Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology programs provide education in disciplines of the anatomical sciences (cell biology, developmental biology, and gross anatomy), physiology and pharmacology. These life science disciplines provide a comprehensive understanding of the functions and mechanisms of actions of the cells and major systems of the human body, and of the effects and mode of action of chemicals which modify the major systems of the body. Programs in Biochemistry include essential prerequisite courses for life science professional schools (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine) and graduate studies in many areas of the life sciences. Graduates at all levels find employment in academia, industry and other life science research enterprises.

The four B.Sc. degree programs listed below share a set of courses (the Biomedical Science Common Core) which are to be taken in years 1 & 2. These courses have been incorporated into the C1-C5 requirements.

Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
Biomedical Foundations
Biomedical Neuroscience
Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences

Students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Anatomy and Cell Biology or a Major in Physiology and Pharmacology may receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences as a Second Degree.

Students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Science Three-year degree with a Major in Anatomy and Cell Biology or a Major in Physiology and Pharmacology may not upgrade their degree to the Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences, even at a higher level.

Major Average

The major average in Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences programs includes the grades earned in:
  • All courses listed in the Major Requirement C4. 

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement C4.

See Residency for additional details.

Programs