Biophysics Mission Statement
- Students will develop a solid foundation in three
These are followed by advanced courses in which students
will learn to apply physics and chemistry to explain the
mechanism how living organism works at a fundamental level.
- physics: mechanics, electromagnetism, and
- chemistry: general and organic.
- biology: molecular biology, genetics, or cell and
- Students will learn broad aspects of experimental
science in all three areas. They will learn how to use
measurement devices, data analysis software, and analytical
and numerical method for understanding the experiments.
- Students seeking research experience will be
accommodated through Independent Study courses or summer
projects. The Physics Department considers research
experience to be a highly effective educational tool which
shows students firsthand how scientists conduct scientific
investigations and fosters independent critical thinking and
communication skills. Students are strongly encouraged to
engage in research and to write a senior thesis.
- Students will be prepared to pursue their career
interests. Biophysics majors have many choices in
interdisciplinary fields such as medicine, biophysics,
pharmacy, and medical physics.