Biophysics Track - Curriculum & Duration

The following is a typical curriculum for physics students entering the University in Fall 2017; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Introductory Biology I, II
Introductory Biology Lab I, II
Principles of Chemistry I, II
Principles of Chemistry Lab I, II
Physical Education I, II
Physics Orientation
Writing and Rhetoric I
Precalculus, Calculus I
Physics I

Second Year

Principles of Organic Chemistry I, II
Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Calculus II, III
Physics II, III
Writing and Rhetoric II
Introduction to Probability
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements

Third Year

Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Modern Physics I
Mechanics
Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences I, II
Electronics
Advanced Lab
Electricity and Magnetism
Optics and Wave Phenomena
Quantum Mechanics
General Education Humanities or Social Science Requirement

Fourth Year

Molecular Structure in Biochemistry
Statistical Mechanics
Undergraduate Research in Physics
Introduction to Communication
Physics Seminar
Biophysics I
Advanced Research in Physics
Computer Programming I
General Education Humanities or Social Science Requirements