The biophysics undergraduate program includes:

  • Required courses in biology, chemistry, and physics
  • Upper-level courses in biophysics
  • Three elective courses in the sciences
  • Independent laboratory research in biophysics

Major Requirements

Students who entered Johns Hopkins in the 2020-2021 academic year should refer to the current Academic Catalog for a current list of major requirements. Students who entered Johns Hopkins University in a previous academic year should refer to the catalog of that academic year.

AS.030.101Introductory Chemistry I
& AS.030.105and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I
AS.030.102Introductory Chemistry II
& AS.030.106and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory II
or AS.030.103Applied Chemical Equilibrium and Reactivity w/lab
AS.030.205Introductory Organic Chemistry I
AS.030.206Organic Chemistry II
or AS.030.212Honors Organic Chemistry II with Applications in Biological and Materials Chemistry
AS.171.101General Physics:Physical Science Major I
or AS.171.103General Physics I for Biological Science Majors
or AS.171.105Classical Mechanics I
or AS.171.107General Physics for Physical Sciences Majors (AL)
AS.173.111General Physics Laboratory I
or AS.173.115Classical Mechanics Laboratory
AS.171.102General Physics: Physical Science Major II
or AS.171.104General Physics/Biology Majors II
or AS.171.106Electricity and Magnetism I
or AS.171.108General Physics for Physical Science Majors (AL)
AS.173.112General Physics Laboratory II
or AS.173.116Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory
AS.110.108Calculus I
AS.110.109Calculus II (For Physical Sciences and Engineering)
or AS.110.113Honors Single Variable Calculus
AS.110.202Calculus III
or AS.110.211Honors Multivariable Calculus
AS.250.205Introduction to Computing
AS.250.315Biochemistry I
AS.250.372Biophysical Chemistry
AS.250.381Spectroscopy and Its Application in Biophysical Reactions
AS.250.383Molecular Biophysics Laboratory (Writing Intensive)
Research (6 credits required)
AS.250.520Introduction to Biophysics Research
Major Electives
Three Courses from List #1
Three Courses from List #2
One Course from the Advanced Seminar