Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Physics: Biophysics, B.S.

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General Education

(see General Education  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Writing: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and writing

Fine Arts and Humanities: (12 hours)

  • Complete one approved course in each subcategory

Historical Understanding (3 hours)

Literature (3 hours)

Thought, Values and Beliefs (3 hours)

Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)

Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)

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

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

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

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

  • One approved mathematics course

Statistics: (3 hours)

  • One approved statistics course

Non-Western Culture: (3 hours)

  • One approved non-western culture course

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 in physics 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.


ClearPath for Advising

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