Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the biophysics program is to provide a rigorous, inspiring, hands-on education motivated by cutting-edge research and adapted by one-on-one mentoring to individual student need.


Learning Outcomes

After the successful completion of the physics program, physics majors should be able to:

  • demonstrate a thorough comprehension of the core concepts of biology, chemistry and physics and how they interconnect in biophysical systems (“concepts”).
  • effectively communicate biophysics content through both written reports and oral presentation (“scientific communication”).
  • assess the validity of physical theories in biophysics through the design and execution of an experiment, the analysis of the data using appropriate statistical and computational methods and the interpretation of the data to draw valid scientific conclusions (“lab skills”).
  • solve physics and biophysics problems using the appropriate methods in mathematical, theoretical and computational physics (“problem solving”).
  • apply their physics and biophysics experience and knowledge to analyze new biophysical situations and to develop and refine experimental methods for new biophysical applications (“applications”).