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Learning Outcomes

Program Goals

Biophysics Content Knowledge

  • Learn the core theories and principles of biophysics.
  • Learn how the core principles of physics are applied to modern areas of biophysics research.

Skills in the Discipline

  • Learn methods of experimental physics.
  • Learn methods of data analysis for experimental data.
  • Develop communication skills, including writing across the physics curriculum and scientific presentation skills.

Life-long Learning

  • Develop the ability to critically evaluate theories, methods, principles, and applications of pure and applied science.
  • Develop the ability to analyze both old and new technologies in terms of their underlying theoretical and applied physics.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the program and especially at the time of graduation -

  • Biophysics majors should have a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the core concepts of biology, chemistry and physics and how they interconnect in biophysical systems.

  • Biophysics majors should have a set of fundamental skills that can be applied to a variety of situations, including a) writing skills; b) presentation skills; c) laboratory skills; d) computer skills; and e) problem-solving

  • Biophysics majors should be adequately trained to apply their physics experience and knowledge to analyze new situations.

  • Biophysics majors understand and articulate the nature of science, and its development through the scientific method.

Department of Physics and Biophysics
College of Arts and Sciences

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physics@sandiego.edu

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