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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major BS, Biophysics Specialization

Biophysics is the application of the principles and tools of physics to the study of biological systems. Biophysicists contribute to the understanding of a wide range of interdisciplinary scientific subfields including biotechnology, quantitative molecular and cellular biology, medical physics, neuroscience and biomechanics. The goal of the Physics B.S. with Biophysics specialization is to prepare graduates to be competitive in applications for entry into graduate degree programs in biophysics, physics, and related fields; jobs in government research labs; and private sector employment in areas such as biotechnology. Depending on math preparation, students should be able to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, with Biophysics specialization, in four years at CWU.

Physics Core Requirements

Physics Credits: 23

Total Core Credits: 60

Biophysics Specialization

Additional Physics Courses Credits: 1

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 5

Total Specialization Credits: 49

Total Credits: 109

College and Department Information

Physics Department  
College of the Sciences