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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biophysics, BS


The Biophysics major is designed to prepare a student to apply the physical and mathematical sciences to problems arising in the life sciences and medicine. By choosing proper electives, the student can prepare to enter graduate study of biophysics, biology, biochemistry, medicine or dentistry.


For more information about the Physics and Electrical Engineering department, visit its website.


 

Biophysics Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR PHYS 140/140L - (E) Elements of Physics I PHYS 141/141L - (E) Elements of Physics II  4 4
MAJOR BIOL 141 - (E) General Biology BIOL 142 - (E) General Biology  4.5 4.5
COGNATE MATH 103 - (Q) Pre-Calculus Mathematics MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  or MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I MATH 221 - Calculus II  4 4
GE WRTG-SPCH WRTG 107 Composition -COMM 100 Public Speaking  3 3
GE C/IL C/IL 102 Computing and Information Literacy    3
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 1    
    15.5 18.5

Second Year

   
MAJOR PHYS 270 - (W) Elements of Modern Physics PHYS 352 - Statistical and Engineering Thermodynamics  4 3
MAJOR CHEM 112-113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 112L-113L  4.5 4.5
COGNATE EE 241 - Circuit Analysis    4
COGNATE CMPS 134 - Computer Science I  3  
COGNATE MATH 221 - Calculus II MATH 222 - Calculus III  or MATH 222 - Calculus III MATH 341 - Differential Equations  4 4
GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  3 3
    18.5
18.5

Third Year

   
MAJOR PHYS/BIOL/CHEM ELECT -  Physics, Biology or Chemistry Elective 3  
MAJOR CHEM 232 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 232L CHEM 233 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 233L  4.5 4.5
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3  
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics  3  
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL ELECT - Philosophy or T/RS ELECT Elective   3
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives 3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective   3
    16.5 13.5

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR PHYS/BIOL/CHEM ELECT -  Physics, Biology or Chemistry Electives 6 6
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 6 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives 3 6
    15 15
 

Total: 131 Credits

PHYS 100 -PHYS 114  are courses designed for non-science majors. They require no background in science or math.

1The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

*An approved 3-credit EP Foundation Course may be substituted for COMM 100  and C/IL 102 -C/IL 104 .  In this case, the total needed for graduation in this major may be reduced.  Consult with your advisor if you have questions.