Biophysics is a rapidly developing field, applying the study of materials and physical interactions to an understanding of biological systems. The biophysics minor is intended to be a flexible program, combining a basic understanding of modern physics, cell biology, and biophysics with selected advanced topics related to the field.
Students must take at least 18 credits of required and elective courses for the minor, and a minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum. Up to 6 credits of coursework, with an earned grade of “C” or better, taken at another accredited institution may be applied to the course requirements of the minor upon prior approval of the department chair. Students may not earn both a biophysics minor and a physics minor.
Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.
For more information on applying for and completing a minor, please see Minors in the Academics section of this catalog.