2017-18 Degree Plan

Physics (Biophysics Concentration), BS

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Physics & Astronomy
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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 160: General Physics 3 C
PHYC 160L: General Physics Laboratory 1 C
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 161: General Physics 3 C
PHYC 161L: General Physics Laboratory 1 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II lab 1 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 48 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220 3 C
BIOL 201L: Molecular and Cell Biology 4 C
PHYC 262: General Physics 3 C
PHYC 262L: General Physics Lab 1 C
MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 18
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 64 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIOL 202L: Genetics 4 C
PHYC 330: Introduction to Modern Physics 3 C
MATH 311: Vector Analysis 3 C
MATH 316: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 C
PHYC 290: Computational Physics 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 80 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHYC 303: Analytical Mechanics I 3 C
MATH 312: Partial Differential Equations for Engineering 3 C
Biophysics Elective 1 3 C
BIOL 203: Ecology and Evolution 3 C
BIOL 203L: Ecology and Evolution Laboratory 1 C
Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 96 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIO Elective 2 3 C
PHYC 304: Analytical Mechanics II 3 C
BIOL 204: Plant and Animal Form and Function 3 C
BIOL 204L: Plant and Animal Form and Function Laboratory 1 C
MATH 314: Linear Algebra with Applications or Upper Division MATH or STAT 3 C
PHYC 405: Electricity and Magnetism I 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 111 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIO Elective 3 3 C
PHYC 301: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Term Hours: 15
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 126 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Biophysics Elective 4 3 C
PHYC 307L: Junior Laboratory 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Term Hours: 15
Degree Plan Notes
  • Minimunm graduation GPA = 2.00. Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual cousework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA for admission and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220s
    CJ 130: Public Speaking
    ENGL 219: Tech & Professional Writing
    ENGL 220: Expository Writing
    PHIL 156: Reasoning & Critical Thinking