*Students taking the 8-credit BIOL 165 and 166 Foundations of Biology course must take an additional credit of electives to meet the 40-credit requirement. Students taking the on-campus 10-credit BIOL 165 and 166 Foundations of Biology course will need to take a total of 41 credits in order to complete the requirements for the major.
**By taking the cognate courses and BCHM 421, a student qualifies for a minor in chemistry.
the remaining credits to total 40 can be earned through elective courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.
All Physics and Biophysics majors do some original research in collaboration with an established physicist on-campus or at another university, industrial or national laboratory. If students enroll for 3 credits of PHYS 495 or HONS 497H, they may prepare a Senior Thesis. Undergraduate Research Scholarships are available through the Office of Research & Creative Scholarship when students collaborate with Andrews Physics faculty.