May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biophysics, B.S.

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Not available to students majoring in Neuroscience.

Faculty of the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. An interdisciplinary program to prepare students for graduate study and subsequent careers in Biophysics.

Program Learning Outcomes

None listed.

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)

Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 77-81

Basic Requirements: (42 Credits)

Department Writing Requirement

Students in Biophysics will satisfy the writing requirement of either the department of Biology or Physics. The determination will be made by the program director and/or advisor upon review of the student’s course selection. Students must consult with their advisors to ensure that they meet the College’s writing requirement.

Outline/Advising Guide

For Students who Matriculated prior to Fall 2022:

First Year

Second Year

Fall (14-15 Credit Hours)

Spring (15-16 Credit Hours)

Third Year

Spring (14-15 Credit Hours)

Fourth Year

Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Spring (13 Credit Hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

*There are two possible chemistry lecture sequences: CHEM 116/118 (Chemistry I/II) and CHEM 211/213 (Organic Chemistry I/II) requires 4 semesters. An alternative accelerated chemistry lecture sequence (CHEM 203, 204, 223, 224) completes general and organic chemistry in 3 semesters (204 and 223 are each half semester courses), and might be appropriate for students with strong chemistry backgrounds. Note that either CHEM 213 or CHEM 223 is required as a prerequisite for CHEM 324. (CHEM 224 is not required for the major.)


Note: Where no prerequisites apply, some variation in the order or semester in which courses are taken is possible. Students should consult their academic advisors for additional information.

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