Requirements for the Biophysics Option

13-15 half-courses

  1. Required courses:

  2.      a-c. Same as Basic Requirements.

    1. Two half-courses of Physics 90r under the supervision of a member of the Committee on Higher Degrees in Biophysics or another biophysicist approved by the director of undergraduate studies in Physics.

    2. Two additional half-courses in physics.

    3. Additional half-courses in physics or a related field, to complete the requirement of 13 to 15 half-courses.

  3. Tutorial: None.

  4. Thesis: Optional.

  5. General Examination: None.

  6. Other information:

  7.       a-f.  Same as Basic Requirements.

          g-h. Same as Requirements for Honors Eligibility.

    1. In fulfilling the requirement in item 1f, a student may take up to two half-courses from the following: Life Sciences 1a, 1b; Molecular and Cellular Biology 52, 54, 56, and 80 (formerly Biological Sciences 52, 54, 56, 80); and Biophysics courses numbered above 100.

    2. Students choosing this option are advised to take Physics 181 or Chemistry 161, and Physics 140 and/or Physics 136 in completing the requirements for honors eligibility in Physics. They should also take steps to acquire a basic knowledge of organic chemistry in its relation to biochemistry, although they need not enroll in Chemistry 20.