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Biophysics

Dr. C. Jeff Martoff, Chair

Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Advisor
215-204-7639
zbig.dziembowski@temple.edu

Biophysics Bachelor of Science Requirements

Calculus I, II, III; General Chemistry I, II with labs; Organic Chemistry I, II with labs; Calculus-based Physics I, II; Biology 2112, 2203, 3096; Physics 2502, 2701, 3301, 4101; and four biophysics elective courses.

YEAR 1 – FALL                
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1031
1033

1041
1043

1951
1953
General Chemistry I and
General Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
General Chemical Science I and
General Chemical Science I Laboratory
     or
Honors General Chemistry I and
Honors General Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
SA
SA

SA
SA

SA
SA
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4
QB

QB
Subtotal     8  

YEAR 1 – SPRING       
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1032
1034

1042
1044

1952
1954
General Chemistry II and
General Chemistry II Laboratory
     or
General Chemical Science II and
General Chemical Science II Laboratory
     or
Honors General Chemistry II and
Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
SB
SB

SB
SB

SB
SB
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
     or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
Sub Total     8  

YEAR 2 – FALL       
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2201
2203

2211
2213

2921
2923
Organic Chemistry I and
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
Organic Chemistry I for Majors and
Organic Chemistry I Lab for Majors Laboratory
     or
Honors Organic Chemistry I and
Honors Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
 
Math 2043 Calculus III 4  
Physics

Physics
2021

1061
General Physics I
     or
Elementary Classical Physics I
4

4


SA
Subtotal     12  

YEAR 2 – SPRING       
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2202
2204

2212
2214

2922
2924
Organic Chemistry II and
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
     or
Organic Chemistry II for Majors and
Organic Chemistry II for Majors Laboratory
     or
Honors Organic Chemistry II and
Honors Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
 
Physics

Physics
2022

1062
General Physics II
     or
Elementary Classical Physics II
4

4
SB
Subtotal     8  

YEAR 3 – FALL        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology

Biology
2112

2912
Introduction to Biology
     or
Honors Introduction to Biology
4

4
 
Physics 3301 Electricity and Magnetism 4  
Elective† Elective Biophysics Elective 3-4  
Subtotal     11-12  

YEAR 3 – SPRING      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Physics 2502 Mathematical Physics 4  
Physics 2701 Introduction to Modern Physics 4  
Elective† Elective Biophysics Elective 3-4  
Subtotal     11-12  

YEAR 4 – FALL        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology 3096 Cell Structure and Function 4 WI*
Physics 4101 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory 3  
Elective† Elective Biophysics Elective 3-4  
Subtotal     10-11  

YEAR 4 – SPRING      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology 2203 Genetics 4  
Elective† Elective Biophysics Elective 3-4  
Subtotal     7-8  
         

†Four electives must be chosen in consultation with physics advisor.  All courses must be 2000 level or above.  At least two electives must be Physics courses.  Choose courses in Physics, Biology (Neurobiology, Genetics, Cell Structure, Physiology), Chemistry (Physical Chemistry), Biochemistry and Biophysics.  Recommended for graduate school in Physics:  Physics 2101, 3302, 3701 and 4796 and as much of the B.S. program in Physics as time allows.   Students planning to go to medical school should complete Biology 1111, Introduction to Biology.  


Credits in Coursework for Biophysics 75-79
Core / Elective Credits 44-48
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 123

 

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