University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Physics, College of Physical & Engineering Science.

A grade of 70% in the physics and biology courses of semesters 1 and 2 is normally required for admission to semester 3 of this program. The program emphasizes the physics of biological systems. It provides an excellent background for careers in the expanding interdisciplinary research laboratories of Government and Industry. Completion of the program at an appropriate level will qualify a student to pursue post- graduate studies in biophysics and certain areas of physics.

Since some of the required courses are not offered every semester, students entering Honours Biophysics should plan their program in consultation with the Physics Department.

Specialized Honours

+Semester 1

One biological science course from 17-115, *65-100, 92-102.
19-104 General Chemistry I
27-120 Introduction to Computing **
One mathematics course from 63-100, 63-108, 63-120.
One physics course from 76-100, 76-107.

+Semester 2

One biological science course from 17-115, *65-100, 92-102.
19-105 General Chemistry II
27-150 Introduction to Programming **
One mathematics course from 63-101, 63-121, 63-208.
One physics course from 76-101, 76-108.

+The MPC2 courses provide another route into Semester 3. MPC2 students should consult the Program Counsellor concerning course selection for Semesters 1 and 2.

*Students should take 65-100 in either semester 1 or 2.

**Students who have a strong background in computing, including programming experience, should consult with the Physics Department to determine if they should take 27-120 and 27-150.

Semester 3

40-200 Introductory Genetics
63-216 Linear Algebra I
63-220 Advanced Calculus I
76-244 Mechanics I
76-246 Electricity and Magnetism I

Semester 4

63-217 Differential Equations I
76-203 Biophysics of Excitable Cells
76-226 Experimental Basis of Quantum Physics
76-245 Mechanics II
76-247 Electricity and Magnetism II

Semester 5

19-258 Introductory Biochemistry
63-310 Differential Equations II
76-310 Electronics
76-323 Quantum Mechanics I
76-324 Statistical Physics I

Semester 6

19-356 Structure and Function in Biochemistry
40-202 Introductory Molecular Biology
76-322 Waves and Optics
One Arts or Social Science elective.
One elective.

Semester 7

19-455 Biochemistry and Structure of Macromolecules
76-404 Quantum Mechanics II
76-424 Statistical Physics II
76-450 Advanced Physics Laboratory
76-456 Biophysical Methods

Semester 8

19-458 Membrane Biochemistry
76-412 Atomic and Molecular Physics
76-451 Advanced Physics Project *
76-454 Molecular Biophysics
One Arts or Social Science elective.

*These will be projects in biophysics, some of which may be in biological areas outside the Physics Department.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science - B.Sc.

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