Biological Physics- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Physics, 217 Kreger Hall, 513-529-5625.

A biological physics major explores the physical behavior of biological and biologically-inspired systems, applying physical techniques to solve problems in physics, biology, and medicine. The program is multi-disciplinary, drawing from coursework in physics, biology, chemistry, and mathematics. It combines a broad science curriculum with physical and mathematical rigor in preparation for careers in biological physics, biophysics, medical physics, medicine and biomedical engineering.

Program Requirements

(77-85 semester hours)

Biology
BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
BIO 203Introduction to Cell Biology3
Chemistry
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
CHM 142
CHM 145
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
Select one of the following:4-5
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Mathematics
Calculus sequence ending with MTH 25212-14
STA 301Applied Statistics3
Physics
PHY 191
PHY 192
General Physics with Laboratory I
and General Physics with Laboratory II
10
PHY 281Contemporary Physics I: Foundations3
PHY 282Contemporary Physics II: Frontiers3
PHY 293Contemporary Physics Laboratory2
PHY 292
PHY 294
Electronic Instrumentation
and Laboratory in Electronic Instrumentation
4
PHY 286Introduction to Computational Physics3
PHY 421/PHY 521Molecular and Cellular Biophysics4
or PHY 422/PHY 522 Physics for Medicine and Biology
Electives
Select four with at least one from each category of the following:12-17
Category 1: Physics
Mathematical Methods in Physics
Any course numbered 400 and above, excluding seminar, research, and independent study courses (PHY 400/PHY 500, PHY 410, PHY 440, PHY 477, PHY 480, PHY 488)
Category 2: Natural and Applied Science 1
Human Physiology
Environmental Plant Physiology
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Outlines of Biochemistry
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Biophysical Chemistry I
Biophysical Chemistry II
Biological Transport Phenomena
Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity
and Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity
General Microbiology
A course from Physics category
Category 3: Mathematics
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Mathematical Methods in Physics
Total Credit Hours77-85
1

Some courses may have pre- or co-requisites