Biophysics, Minor

Bridging the biological sciences and the physical sciences, Biophysics is concerned with physical and chemical explanations of living processes, especially at the cellular and molecular levels. Detailed molecular descriptions are emerging for genetic elements and for the mechanisms that control their propagation and expression. Biophysical studies include the investigation of protein structure, nucleic acid structure, enzyme mechanisms, the phenomena underlying cellular behavior, excitable phenomena in nerve, muscle and visual cells, and integrative neural phenomena.

Minor Requirements
Cell Biology
BIOL 204Biochemistry1
or BIOL 205 Cell Biology
PHYS 280Physical Models of Biological Systems1
or BCHE 280 Biological Physics
CHEM 101General Chemistry I1
or CHEM 115 Honors Chemistry I: Theoretical Perspectives
CHEM 102General Chemistry II1
or CHEM 116 Honors Chemistry II
CHEM 053
CHEM 054
General Chemistry Laboratory I
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
or CHEM 245 Experimental Organic Chemistry
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
Select one of the following:1
Calculus, Part II
Calculus, Part II with Probability and Matrices
Honors Calculus
MATH 240Calculus, Part III1
or MATH 260 Honors Calculus, Part II
Select one of the following Options:3
Option 1:
Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion
Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion
Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation
Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation
Option 2:
AP Credit for Principles I (PHYS 150)
AP Credit for Principles II (PHYS 151)
Laboratory Electronics
Total Course Units11

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.