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Physiology

Overview

Work on bodies as your body of work.

Description

Knowledge comes in many shapes and sizes, and the human body is a shape and size that most of us are familiar with. Physiology studies the way living organisms move and function, so if you've ever wondered what makes Usain Bolt so absurdly fast, or how Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to become Mr. Olympia, this might be the major for you. 

The knowledge learned covers all things body, meaning if it helps a creature do something physical, it matters to people who study Physiology. This includes seemingly miniscule issues, such as the relationship between hormones and being afraid of clowns (though we're not totally sure it's the hormones rather than the innate creepiness of clowns).

Those who have an innate desire to understand what makes us tick, (beyond our basic instinct to shovel Ben and Jerry's into our faces) will be greatly satisfied in this field. The human body is made up of so many tiny little gears and gadgets that it might initially seem impossible to understand any of it, but those with the curiosity and drive will find themselves excelling in Physiology courses.

Once you get your degree in Physiology, there's a good chance you'll head back to get an additional degree, but it isn't necessary. With the vast amount of possibilities for a career, you're sure to find something that you only need a Bachelor's degree for. This is one of the best parts of Physiology: the flexibility it allows you. 

You could make millions by revolutionizing exercise science, or you could work with children who have trouble grasping objects. The point here is that you can do a lot of different things with it.

Famous People who majored in Physiology

  • Story Musgrave
  • Margaret Rhea Seddon
  • Andrew Huxley
  • Ivan Pavlov
  • James Black

Percentage of US students who major in Physiology:

0.083%

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