Course Information

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Please read all of the information on this page before registering for courses. For additional information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions

Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology are offered through our Oakland campus. The courses are in person only. All on campus meetings are mandatory. Lab and lecture must both be taken together. Although there are no pre-requisites for these classes, prior coursework in Biology and Chemistry will be helpful. Students may take both classes simultaneously; however, if you plan to take them in sequence, we recommend taking Anatomy first followed by Physiology.

Human Anatomy Lecture and Lab
(4 units)

BSCI 015 & BSCI 016
Offered: Spring, Summer & Fall
Method of Delivery: On Oakland Campus

Human Physiology Lecture and Lab
(4 units)

BSCI 025 & BSCI 026
Offered: Spring, Summer & Fall
Method of Delivery: On Oakland Campus

Course Dates




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Spring 2019 January 8 - April 18
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Lecture: T 4 - 6:50PM
Lab: Th 4 - 6:50PM

January 7 - April 17
Mondays and Wednesdays
Lecture: M 4 - 6:50PM
Lab: W 4 - 6:50PM

November 19 - December 17(10AM)
Fall 2018

September 10 - December 17

Mondays (lecture) and Wednesdays (lab)

Lecture (M): 5:30 - 8:20PM

Lab (W): 4:00PM - 6:50PM


September 11 - December 20

Tuesdays (lecture) and Thursdays (lab)

4:00PM - 6:50PM


Pharmacology & Pathophysiology

Pharmacology and Pathophysiology are offered online. * Please note that both anatomy and physiology are required prerequisites for pharmacology and pathophysiology.

Pharmacology (3 units)

Offered: Spring, Summer & Fall
Method of Delivery: Online

Prereqs: anatomy & physiology

Pathophysiology (3 units)

Offered: Spring, Summer & Fall
Method of Delivery: Online

Prereqs: anatomy & physiology

Course Dates

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Course Dates Registration Period
Summer 2018 May 7 through July 16, 2018  CLOSED
Fall 2018 August 12 through October 21, 2018  CLOSED
Spring 2019 January 7 through March 8, 2019 November 19 - December 14 (10AM)




After reading the above information and the FAQs, additional questions can be directed towards the individuals below. 

Questions about course registration can be directed to:

Registrar's Office
Jose Vera
510-879-9200 x 7310


Questions about Anatomy & Physiology courses can be directed to:

Department of Basic Sciences
Dr. Barb Puder



Questions about Pathophysiology & Pharmacology courses can be directed to:

School of Nursing

Dr. Nancy Haugen



Tuition for undergraduate pre-requisite courses is listed on the SMU Tuition Page. These amounts do not include the cost of course materials (i.e., books).

Important Note about Financial Aid: because these courses are taken outside of a degree granting program, financial aid is not available to assist in covering the costs of tuition. All applicants must assume the responsibility for the cost of each course. 

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