B.S. Major in Physics: Biomedical Physics Track

As of Spring 2016, the Physics Department now offers a biomedical physics track within the B.S. major in physics degree! There are three specializations within the track:

  • Pre-Biomedical Engineering
  • Pre-Medical Physics
  • Pre-Biophysics

  Biomedical Physics Track Core (16 credit hours)

PHY 201

Physics for the Life Sciences I 1

3

PHY 202

Physics for the Life Sciences II 1

3

PHY 205

General Physics Lab I

1

PHY 206

General Physics Lab II

1

PHY 301

Modern Physics

3

PHY 397

Research Methods

2

PHY 491

Physics Seminar

1

PHY 497

Directed Independent Research

1

PHY 499

Research Capstone

1

 

 

 

Biophysics Lecture Elective (3 credit hours)

 

Select three credit hours from the following:

3

PHY 351

Physics in Medicine

 

PHY 353

Introduction to Biological Physics

 

Additional 19 hours of upper division coursework from BIO (3 credit hours minimum, 300 level and above), CHM, PHY (6 credit hours minimum, 400 level or above), and MTH

 

This can be satisfied by completing one of the following specializations:

 

 

Pre-Biomedical Engineering Specialization

19

 

CHM 321

Organic Chemistry I Lecture

3

 

 

CHM 322

Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

 

 

BIO 362

Cell Structure and Function

3

 

 

MTH 350

Applied Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

3

 

 

PHY 471

Classical Mechanics

3

 

 

PHY 553

Computational Physics

3

 

 

PHY Elective

Any additional PHY courses numbered 400 or above

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Medical Physics Specialization

19

 

BIO 449

Animal Physiology

3

 

 

BIO 333

Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy

4

 

 

MTH 347

Calculus III

3

 

 

PHY 471

Classical Mechanics

3

 

 

PHY 531

Quantum Mechanics

3

 

 

PHY 561

Nuclear Physics

3

 

 

 

Pre-Biophysics specialization

20

 

CHM 321

Organic Chemistry I Lecture

3

 

 

CHM 322

Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

 

 

CHM 323

Organic Chemistry II Lecture

3

 

 

CHM 324

Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

 

 

CHM 371

Biochemistry

3

 

 

BIO 362

Cell Structure and Function

3

 

 

PHY 553

Computational Physics

3

 

 

PHY 541

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

3

 

 

Total Credits

38-39

           

 

 

1PHY 213 General Physics I/PHY 214 General Physics II  OR PHY 221 Advanced General Physics I:Modeling the Physical World/PHY 223 Project Physics Laboratory I and PHY 222Advanced General Physics II:Modeling the Physical World/PHY 224 Project Physics Laboratory II can be substituted for the PHY 201 General Physics for the Life Sciences I/PHY 202 General Physics for the Life Sciences II requirement.

Requisite Courses (24 credit hours): BIO 201 & 205 - General Biology: Organismal & Population (lecture & laboratory), BIO 202 & 206 - General Biology: Molecular & Cellular (lecture & laboratory),  CHM 203 General Chemistry I, CHM 204 General Chemistry I Laboratory, CHM 205 General Chemistry II (or CHM 285 Advanced General Chemistry II), CHM 206 General Chemistry II Laboratory (or CHM 286 Chemistry and Statistical Analysis Laboratory),  MTH 245 Calculus I, MTH 246 Calculus II