Degree

Minor in Biophysics
CAS

Contact

John Stubbs

jstubbs@une.edu

Minor Description

The biophysics minor builds on the foundations of Physics I, Physics II, and Modern Physics 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: requires eighteen hours of coursework as specified below.

  Required Courses

Credits

PHY

210*

University Physics I

4

PHY

211*

University Physics II

4

PHY

305

Revolutions of 20th Century Physics

3

PHY

310

Biophysics: Structure & Motion

3

PHY

311

Microscopic Biophysics

4

 

   

      18

Optional courses**

 

PHY

306

Math Methods of Modern Physics

1

MAR

368

Adv Oceanography II: Phy/Che

3

CHE

370

Physical Chemistry I

4

*PHY 110/111 accepted with permission

**With permission, optional courses can be substituted for one required course.  Will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member.

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.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2015-2016 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 30, 2015.  *Addendum published January 29, 2016.

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While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.

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