Online AnatomyLooking for online classes for anatomy and physiology? Mayville State University offers two of only a handful of Anatomy and Physiology I and II courses that include a completely online lab and meet the requirements of many nursing programs.

Please note the online labs are actual labs, not virtual labs. Dissection with specimens is required and virtual dissection is not an option. There will be no exceptions.  You may enroll in the lecture and lab courses, just the lecture course, or just the lab course. Read a previous student's testimony on the educational value of actual labs involving dissection with specimens.

Please note that Mayville State University's courses are NOT self-paced.  You must enroll for a semester term, and complete assignments over the duration of the semester.

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Anatomy and Physiology Online Course Information

Anatomy and Physiology I and lab (BIOL 220/BIOL 220L) is intended to provide students pursuing an allied health field with the ability to list and describe the roles of the organ systems and their processes in the maintenance of life.

Summer 2019 Anatomy and Physiology I Class Syllabus

Summer 2019 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab Schedule & Syllabus

Anatomy and Physiology II and lab (BIOL 221/BIOL 221L) focuses on interrelationships between different organ systems and their homeostatic functions. It requires in-depth application of topics related to cellular function and metabolism and of organ systems studied during Biology 220/220L.

Summer 2019 Anatomy and Physiology II Class Syllabus

Summer 2019 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab Schedule & Syllabus

Mayville State University offers both BIOL 220/L and BIOL 221/L each fall, spring, and summer semester. You must register and complete the courses within the semester timeframe. Students may take both BIOL 220/L and BIOL 221/L in the same semester with instructor consent only, given upon submission of a signed Anatomy and Physiology Agreement and unofficial transcript/s showing previously completed biology coursework graded "C" or better. To access the appropriate agreement for the term in which you plan to take anatomy and physiology, visit our A&P Registration page.

BIOL 220/L and BIOL 221/L are fully transferable courses. While Mayville State University is a fully accredited university and a member of the North Dakota University System, we recommend you submit the course syllabus to your institution to insure the course will be transferred to the specific university and program you are applying.

Computers or laptops with internal or external webcams and microphones are required for this course.

Textbook and lab materials information is available at:


Mayville State online and distance courses cost $305 (2019-2020) per credit for tuition and fees, regardless of a student's state of residency. (Tuition is subject to change without notice.) Books, lab kits, and materials are additional.  Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.


Mayville State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Mayville State University is part of the North Dakota University system, and MSU is one of North Dakota's original colleges, since its establishment was provided in the state constitution of 1889. For more than a century, Mayville State has been training teachers while maintaining the highest standards. 


To start your classes, complete the application and registration process for BIOL 220/BIOL 220L and/or BIOL 221/BIOL 221L. A one-time $35 application fee is required to complete your registration. If you are enrolling as a non-degree seeking student, you do not need to submit transcripts from schools previously attended.  Please review the syllabi listed above to ensure you have the pre-requisite knowledge needed for these courses.  You may enroll in both BIOL 220/L and BIOL 221/L in the same semester, with instructor consent and completion of the Agreement for Anatomy and Physiology students.  For more information, contact the Office of Extended Learning at 701-788-4667.

Anatomy and Physiology Factsheet

Accommodations for Anatomy and Physiology Courses at Mayville State University

For more information on application and registration processes, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at 701-788-4667.

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