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Biophysics Major

Update – Fall 2011

This program is no longer accepting new students as of Fall 2011. Please see the Physics Department's Physics, Physics with Engineering Emphasis, and Physics with Life Science Emphasis majors, all new for Fall 2011, and the Physics Science Education major.

Major Overview

54-57 credits

Why Biophysics?
This program is intended for students interested in eventually pursuing a graduate program in medical physics, health physics, nuclear medical technology, bioengineering, or a related field. It is also an excellent major for students wishing to enter medical school. Depending on their science background in high school, students may be required to take Botany & Zoology II and General Chemistry II.

Career Options
Chemists and Materials Scientists; Geoscientists; High school, college, technical, or university level teacher; Mathematicians; Meteorologists; Nuclear, Electrical, Biomedical, Environmental, Civil, or Mechanical Engineers; Researcher at a university, industrial, or national laboratory

High School Preparation
Biology; Calculus; Chemistry; Computer science; Physics; Writing

Note: Students that are prepared to test into Calculus I may begin the Biophysics program in their first semester.

For more information contact:

Paul J. Nienaber, SJ, Ph.D.
Chair, Physics Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #32
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1532