Exercise Sciences, B.S.
Virtually every organism is dependent on movement (both intracellular and extracellular) in one form or another. With respect to humans, physical activity imposes unique stresses on a broad spectrum of cell types, tissues, and organ systems. In so doing, physical activity plays a key role in shaping fundamental biological processes necessary for maintaining health and preventing disease. While both human and nonhuman species exhibit many common biological phenomenon, there are also many unique aspects of their physiology. This major will also highlight some of the unique physiological traits of nonhuman species and how such unique phenomenon may provide important insights into human health. Upper-division courses in this major are designed to integrate fundamental principles of biology, chemistry, and physics into a coherent understanding of how physical activity/inactivity impacts human health under healthy and diseased states.
All students must meet the University Requirements.
All students must meet the School Requirements.
Major Requirements for the B.S. in Exercise Sciences
|A. Required Major Courses:|
|BIO SCI D103||Cell Biology|
|BIO SCI E109||Human Physiology|
|BIO SCI E117A- E117B- E117C||Exercise Sciences Seminar |
and Exercise Sciences Seminar
and Exercise Sciences Seminar
|BIO SCI E136||The Physiology of Human Nutrition|
|BIO SCI E139||Animal Locomotion|
|BIO SCI E155||Physiology in Extreme Environments|
|or BIO SCI D170||Applied Human Anatomy|
|BIO SCI E183||Exercise Physiology|
|BIO SCI N110||Neurobiology and Behavior|
|B. Upper-Division Laboratories:|
|BIO SCI E112L||Physiology Laboratory|
|BIO SCI M116L||Molecular Biology Laboratory|
|BIO SCI N113L||Neurobiology Laboratory|
|or BIO SCI M114L||Biochemistry Laboratory|
Application Process to Declare the Major: The major in Exercise Sciences is open to junior- and senior-level students only. Applications to declare the major can be submitted during the spring of the sophomore year. Review of applications submitted at that time and selection to the major by the Exercise Science Faculty Board is completed at the end of the sophomore year. Information can also be found at UCI Change of Major Criteria website. Double majors within the School of Biological Sciences or with Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical, Nursing Science, or Pharmaceutical Sciences are not permitted.
|BIO SCI 93||BIO SCI 94||MATH 5A|
|CHEM 1A||CHEM 1B||CHEM 1C- 1LC|
|Lower-Division Writing1||Lower-Division Writing1||Lower-Division Writing1|
|BIO SCI 2A||General Education|
|BIO SCI 97||BIO SCI 98||BIO SCI 99|
|CHEM 51A||CHEM 51B- 51LB||CHEM 51C- 51LC|
|CHEM 1LD||General Education||STATS 7 or 8|
|MATH 5B||General Education|
|BIO SCI 194S|
|BIO SCI D103||BIO SCI E183||BIO SCI N110|
|PHYSICS 3A||PHYSICS 3B- 3LB||BIO SCI E139|
|BIO SCI E109||BIO SCI E112L||PHYSICS 3C- 3LC|
|BIO SCI 100||BIO SCI 199|
|BIO SCI E155||BIO SCI E136||BIO SCI M114L or N113L|
|BIO SCI M116L||General Education||General Education|
|BIO SCI 199||BIO SCI 199||BIO SCI 199|
|BIO SCI E117A||BIO SCI E117B||BIO SCI E117C|