2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Biophysics (Co-op) (BIOP:C)

Department of Physics, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Major (Honours Program)

Since some of the required courses are not offered every semester, students entering the Major in Biophysics (Co-op) should plan their program in consultation with the Department of Physics Faculty Advisor.

To graduate from the Co-op program a minimum of 4 successfully completed work terms is normally required.

This major requires the completion of 21.25 credits as indicated below:

Semester 1 - Fall

The program for the first semester is the same as the Major in Biophysics (regular) program.

Semester 2 - Winter
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
1 physics course from the following list (PHYS*1010 recommended):
PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
One of:
CIS*2500 [0.50] Intermediate Programming
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
One of:
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
MATH*2080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus II
Semester 3 - Fall
MATH*2160 [0.50] Linear Algebra I
MATH*2200 [0.50] Advanced Calculus I
PHYS*2440 [0.75] Mechanics I
PHYS*2460 [0.75] Electricity and Magnetism I
One of:
BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
Winter Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 4 - Summer
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
MATH*2170 [0.50] Differential Equations I
PHYS*2260 [0.50] Quantum Physics
PHYS*3240 [0.50] Statistical Physics I
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives*
*1.00 must be taken as Arts or Social Science electives in this Major
Fall Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 5 - Winter
BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
PHYS*2030 [0.50] Biophysics of Excitable Cells
PHYS*2450 [0.75] Mechanics II
PHYS*2470 [0.75] Electricity and Magnetism II
PHYS*3220 [0.50] Waves and Optics
Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 6 - Fall
MATH*3100 [0.50] Differential Equations II
PHYS*3100 [0.75] Electronics
PHYS*3230 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics I
1.00 electives
Semester 7 - Winter
BIOC*4580 [0.50] Membrane Biochemistry
PHYS*3510 [0.50] Intermediate Laboratory
PHYS*4040 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics II
PHYS*4540 [0.50] Molecular Biophysics
0.50 electives
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV
Semester 8 - Fall
MCB*4050 [0.50] Protein and Nucleic Acid Structure
PHYS*4120 [0.50] Atomic and Molecular Physics
PHYS*4240 [0.50] Statistical Physics II
PHYS*4560 [0.50] Biophysical Methods
One of:
PHYS*4500 [0.50] Advanced Physics Laboratory
0.50 electives