Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Biophysics, Minor (329)

Program Requirements (18 hours)

The minor in biophysics requires a minimum of 18 semester hours. This course sequence is intended to serve students of the life sciences, that is, students of biology, pre-medicine and pre-dental, agriculture, environmental health, psychology, science teaching, environmental engineering, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy and pre-optometry. In general, this curriculum treats the physics of life processes and various applications of physics to biology and medicine. (See the Biophysics section in this catalog.)

PHYS 231
PHYS 232
Introduction to Physics and Biophysics I
and Laboratory for Physics and Biophysics I
PHYS 332
PHYS 233
Introduction to Physics and Biophysics II
and Laboratory for Physics and Biophysics II
Select one of the following:4
General Biophysics
Medical Imaging
Radiation Biophysics
Clinical Optics
Nanotechnology in Biophysics and Medicine
Select at least 6 hours of upper division electives selected from appropriate physics and/or biology courses approved by a biophysics advisor6
Total Hours18