Department ofPhysics

Physics Major with Biophysics Track Detail

Physics Major with Biophysics Track Curriculum

A. General Education Requirements (The University Curriculum.) 
B. Required Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry Courses
BIOL 21 – Introduction to Physiology or 1A - Transformations of Energy and Matter L&L
BIOL 24 – Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology or 1B - Biological Information and Evolution L&L
BIOL 25 – Investigations in Cellular and Molecular Biology L&L or 1C - Biological Systems L&L
MATH 11, 12, 13, 14 – Calculus and Analytical Geometry
MATH 22 or MATH 23 or AMTH 106 – Differential Equations 
CHEM 11, 12, 13 – General Chemistry
CHEM 31, 32 (33 recommended) – Organic Chemistry
C. Required Physics Courses
PHYS 31, 32 (preferred) or 11, 12 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers I and II or General Physics I and II
PHYS 33, 34 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers III and IV
PHYS 70 – Electronics and Circuits for Scientists
PHYS 103 – Numerical Methods in Physics
PHYS 111 – Electromagnetic Theory I
PHYS 120 – Thermal Physics (or CHEM 152)
PHYS 121 – Quantum Mechanics I (or CHEM 151)
PHYS 171 – Biophysics
PHYS 192 – Physics and Society
D. Two upper-division electives chosen from:
PHYS 112 – Electromagnetic Theory II
PHYS 113(L) – Advanced Electromagnetism and Optics
PHYS 116 – Physics of Solids
PHYS 122 – Quantum Mechanics II
PHYS 123(L) – Quantum Mechanics III
PHYS 151(L) – Advanced Laboratory
BIOL 122(L) – Neurobiology L&L
BIOL 124(L) – Human Physiology L&L
BIOL 175(L) – Molecular Biology L&L
CHEM 141 – Biochemistry I
CHEM 143(L) – Biochemical Techniques
CHEM 150 – Biophysical Chemistry
CHEM 154(L) – Physical Chemistry Laboratory
BIOE 154 – Introduction to Biomechanics
BIOE 155 – Biological Transport Phenomena
BIOE 161(L) – Bioinstrumentation Laboratory
BIOE 162(L) – Biosignals and Systems
BIOE 163(L) – Bio-Device Engineering
BIOE 167 – Medical Imaging Systems
BIOE 168 – Biophotonics and Bioimaging
BIOE 172(L) – Introduction to Tissue Engineering
 
Note: CHEM 33 (Organic Chemistry II) is required for pre-health. CHEM 141(Biochemistry I) and a course in statistics (MATH 8 (Introduction to Statistics) or BIOL 160L (Biostatistics L&L) are recommended for pre-health).