Biophysics

Minor Description

The biophysics minor builds on the foundations of Physics I and Physics II to create a comprehensive understanding of how the laws of physics apply to organisms, explored from both the macroscopic and microscopic points of view.  With its organismal focus, and relationship to modern technology, this minor is well-suited to complement majors in Biology, Medical Biology, and Marine Science, in addition to Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Pharmacy programs of study.    

Curricular Requirements

Biophysics Minor: The biophysics minor requires eighteen hours of coursework

Required Courses

Credits

PHY

210*

University Physics I

4

PHY

211*

University Physics II

4

PHY

220

Medical Physics OR

          

PHY 310

Biophysics: Structure & Motion OR

 
PHY 410

Topics in Physics

4
       

Elective courses**

 

   PHY   208 Energy and Climate Change 3
   PHY    209 Computational Physics 3
   PHY    220 Medical Physics 4
  PHY   305 Revolutions of 20th Century Physics  3

PHY

306

Math Methods of Modern Physics

1

PHY

310

Biophysics: Structure & Motion

3

   PHY    410 Topics in Physics 3-4

*PHY 110/111 accepted with permission

**With permission, either MAR 368 (Advanced Oceanography II: Phy/Che, 3 credits) or CHE 370 (Physical Chemistry I, 4 credits) can be substituted for one elective course.    Students can receive elective credit for either PHY 305 or CHE 370.    

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will be able to describe basic physical, biophysical, and biomechanics concepts
  • Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of physical processes/instrumentation used to investigate biophysical and biomechanical phenomena
  • Students will be able to clearly communicate scientific information in both oral and written forms
  • Students will be able to work collaboratively in various team settings
Transfer Credit

Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program.  Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents.  Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives.  All courses completed must be no older than five years.  Other restrictions apply.  See Undergraduate Admissions also.

Admissions
Financial Information

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

John Stubbs

jstubbs@une.edu

Minor in Biophysics

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Physics