Jun 22, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Physics: Biophysics, B.S.

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General Education

(see General Education Requirements  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Mathematics: (3 hours; approved related courses below will apply))

  • One approved mathematics course

Statistics: (3 hours)

  • One approved statistics course

Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)

  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)

  • Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either

Cultures and Civilizations: (9 hours)

  • Option A: Western Humanities I and II and Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations
  • Option B: World Civilizations I, II, III

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

  • Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines

Additional Information and Notes

Minimum of 39 hours of 3000-level and 4000-level courses in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

The Physics:Biophysics, B.S. degree track is appropriate for students who want an interdisciplinary training in biology, chemistry, math, and physics in order to use quantitative methods of physics and math to think about biological problems. Students planning for graduate studies inphysics should pursue the Physics, B.S. degree plan to also take PHYS 3410  , PHYS 3420  , and PHYS 3980 .

Students beginning lower than MATH 1950 must add lower MATH classes and should plan to take math each semester until MATH 2550 is completed.

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).

Electives to complete 120 hours.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.


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Physics: Biophysics, B.S.



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