Course Information

Samuel Merritt University Classroom

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. 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 Campus

Human Physiology Lecture and Lab
(4 units)

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

Course Dates




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Fall 2017 Sept. 11 - Dec. 20
M/W 4-7 p.m.
Lecture: M 4-7 p.m.
Lab: W 4-7 p.m.

Sept. 12 - Dec. 21
T/TH 4-7 p.m.
Lecture: T 4-7 p.m.
Lab: TH 4-7 p.m.

Registration Closed
Spring 2018

Jan. 9 - Apr. 19
Lab/Lec: T/TH 4-7 p.m.

Jan. 8 - Apri. 18
Lab/Lec: M/W 4-7 p.m.

Registration will be available between Nov. 13 and Dec. 15, 2017

Pharmacology & Pathophysiology

Pharmacology and Pathophysiology are offered online. 

Pharmacology (3 units)

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

Pathophysiology (3 units)

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

Course Dates

Fall 2017 August 14 through October 22, 2017 Registration closed
Spring 2018 January 8 through March 19, 2018 Nov. 13 - Dec. 15, 2017
Summer 2018 May 7 through July 16, 2018 TBD


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


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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