5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
Financial Assistance | Graduate Academic Regulations
Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Non-Departmental | Anthropology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern | Asian Studies | Astronomy
Biochemistry | Biology | Biological and Physical Sciences | Biophysics | Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Commerce | Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences
French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs | Health Evaluation Sciences | History | Linguistics
Mathematics | Microbiology | Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics | Music | Neuroscience
Pharmacology | Philosophy | Physics | Psychology | Religious Studies | Russian and East European Studies
Slavic | Sociology | Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | Surgery

Interdisciplinary Program in Biophysics
Course Descriptions | Program Requirements

Course Descriptions

BIOP 702 - (3) (Y)
Analysis of Biophysical Data

Prerequisite: Calculus, some advanced chemistry, and permission of the instructor
Methods of simulating biochemical/biophysical experiments will be explored using small laboratory computers. FORTRAN 77 is used to write computer programs relevant to their individual research. These computer programs will include, but not be limited to, the application of nonlinear least-squares and maximum likelihood parameter estimation procedures for the analysis of biophysical laboratory data.

BIOP 801 - (1) (S)
Special Topics in Biophysics

This is a seminar series comprised of 45-minute informal talks given by students, faculty, and guest speakers.

BIOP 897 - (3-12) (S-SS)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Master’s Research

Research for the master’s degree, taken before a thesis advisor has been chosen.

BIOP 898 - (3-12) (S-SS)
Non-Topical Research, Master’s Research

Research for the master’s degree, taken under the direction of a thesis advisor.

BIOP 995 - (3-12) (S)
Biophysics Research

Independent study performed by a student which counts as course credits other than non-topical research.

BIOP 997 - (3-12) (S-SS)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research

For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

BIOP 999 - (3-12) (S-SS)
Non-Topical Research

For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

Non-Departmental Courses

Some relevant courses that biophysics students can choose from are offered from the following departments:

Microbiology

MICR 803 - (5) (Y)
Fundamental Immunology

MICR 810 - (5) (Y)
Molecular Pathogenesis

MICR 811 - (5) (Y)
Gene Structure, Expression and Regulation

Biochemistry

BIOC 503, 504 - (4) (S)
General Biochemistry

BIOC 801, 802 - (3) (SI)
Physical Chemistry of Biopolymers

BIOC 701, 702 - (2) (S)
Introduction to Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

BIOC 703, 704 - (1) (S)
Advanced Concepts in Biophysical Chemistry

BIOC 805, 806
Selected Topics

Pharmacology

PHAR 908 - (2) (E)
Biochemical Pharmacology

PHAR 910 - (2) (E)
Endocrine Pharmacology

Physiology

PHY 806 - (4) (Y)
Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

Cell Biology (anatomy and neuroscience)

CELL 808
Development of the Nervous System

CELL 505
Experimental Methods

Chemistry

CHEM 831, 832 - (3) (SI)
Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 554 - (4) (SI)
Computer Interfacing and Automation of Chemical Instrumentation

CHEM 521 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Physical Chemistry I

CHEM 522 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Physical Chemistry II

CHEM 821 - (3) (SI)
Principles of Quantum Mechanics

CHEM 822 - (3) (SI)
Chemical Applications of Quantum Mechanics

General

GSAS 812 - (5) (Y)
Cell Structure and Function

GSAS 710 - (3) (Y)
Research Ethics

Physics

PHYS 725 - (3) (Y)
Mathematical Methods of Physics I

PHYS 751 - (3) (Y)
Quantum Theory I

PHYS 752 - (3) (Y)
Quantum Theory II

PHYS 785 - (3) (O)
Advanced Molecular Biophysics—Quantum Mechanical Aspects

PHYS 831, 832 - (3) (Y)
Statistical Mechanics

Biology

BIOL 501 - (4) (Y)
Biochemistry

BIOL 503
Molecular Genetics

BIOL 504 - (4) (IR)
Advanced Cell Biology

BIOL 817 - (4) (Y)
Neurophysiology

BIOL 818
Neurophysiology

Mathematics

MATH 509 - (3) (Y)
Mathematical Probability

MATH 510 - (3) (Y)
Mathematical Statistics

MATH 511 - (3) (Y)
Stochastic Processes

MATH 514 - (3) (Y)
Mathematics of Derivative Securities

MATH 521 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Calculus and Applied Mathematics

Biomedical Engineering

BIOM 620, 621
Application of Computers to Medicine and Biology

BIOM 701, 702 - (3) (E)
Fundamentals of Biophysical Sciences

BIOM 891, 892 - (2) (IR)
Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

CHE 615 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Thermodynamics

CHE 716 - (3) (SI)
Applied Statistical Mechanics


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