Biophysics Major (Bachelor of Science)

A student majoring in biophysics must complete a minimum of 68 quarter hours of biology and physics courses, the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Senior students are required to take the Major Field Tests in Biology or Physics. A summer term at the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory is highly recommended.

Required Courses:

BIOL 141General Biology

4

BIOL 142General Biology

4

BIOL 143General Biology

4

BIOL 216Introduction to Biological Research I

3

BIOL 381Cell Biology I: Structure and Bioenergetics

4

BIOL 382Cell Biology II: Genetics and Molecular Biology

4

BIOL 430Molecular Biology Techniques

4 - 5

or

BIOL 445Advanced Microbiology

4

BIOL 495Colloquium

0

Upper Division Electives in Biology

4

PHYS 251Principles of Physics

3

PHYS 252Principles of Physics

3

PHYS 253Principles of Physics

3

PHYS 254Principles of Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 255Principles of Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 256Principles of Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 310Modern Physics I

3

PHYS 311Modern Physics II

3

PHYS 313Thermodynamics

4

PHYS 314Modern Physics Laboratory I

1

PHYS 316Modern Physics Laboratory II

1

PHYS 331Introduction to Nanotechnology

3

PHYS 332Introduction to Nanotechnology Laboratory

1

PHYS 340Introduction to Matlab and Mathematica

2

PHYS 414Experimental Physics I

1

PHYS 470/BIOL 470Biophysics

4

Upper Division Electives in Physics

3

Total Credit Hours:68

BIOL 495: Required each quarter of juniors and seniors while in residence.

Cognates:

CHEM 141General Chemistry

3

CHEM 142General Chemistry

3

CHEM 143General Chemistry

3

CHEM 144General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 145General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 146General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 321Organic Chemistry

4

CHEM 322Organic Chemistry

4

CHEM 324Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 325Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 431Foundations of Biochemistry

4

CHEM 432Foundations of Biochemistry

3

CPTR 141Fundamentals of Programming I

4

MATH 181Calculus I

4

MATH 281Calculus II

4

MATH 282Calculus III

4

MATH 283Calculus IV

4

MATH 312Ordinary Differential Equations

4

MATH 315Probability and Statistics

4

or

BIOL 250Biostatistics

4

Total Credit Hours:57