93-94 LS&A Bulletin

Biophysics

May be elected as an interdepartmental concentration program

The curriculum in Biophysics is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for work in the application of the concepts and quantitative methods of the physical sciences to the study of biological structure and function.

Prerequisites to Concentration. Biology 152 and 154 (or 195); Chemistry through 210, 211, 215, and 216; Mathematics 115, 116, 215, and 216; and Physics 140/141, 240/241, and 242.

Concentration Program. Must include:

1. Biology 305 or the equivalent; Biology 411 or Biological Chemistry 415; and one additional 400-level biology course.

2. One 400-level mathematics course. Recommended ones include Mathematics 404, 412, 417, 425, 450, and 454.

3. Chemistry 340.

4. Physics 401, 405, 406 (or Chemistry 468), 417 (offered in Winter Terms, even-numbered years), 418, 453, and either 402 or 413.

Advising. Prospective concentrators should consult with both the Physics concentration advisor and the Biophysics concentration advisor, Professor Axelrod.


Courses in Biophysics (Division 329)

570/Biol. Chem. 570. Protein Structure. Two terms of organic chemistry; Biol. Chem. 415 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. Physical Chemistry is strongly recommended. I. (1). (Excl).

571/Biol. Chem. 571. Nucleic Acids: Structure and Dynamics. Biol. Chem. 570 or equivalent. Undergraduate courses in physical chemistry and genetics are strongly recommended. I. (1). (Excl).


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