Engineer Your Bioengineering Minor: Physics

Bioengineering resides at the interface of engineering and the natural sciences, and a thorough knowledge of both is essential for innovation and problem solving in the discipline. A bioengineering minor is a great way to complement your primary major.

Advising, Key-Details, and Example 4-Year Plan

Please contact the Department of Physics Major Advising for most questions about course selection and scheduling. For questions related specifically to bioenginnering courses, please contact bioengineering@uoregon.edu.

Key details for Physics majors:

  • Complete the Fundamentals of Bioengineering series (BIOE 251, 252, 253)
  • Complete 12 credits of upper-division electives
    • At least 4 credits must be BIOE subject code
    • Up to 8 PHYS credits may count towards both your physics major and the bioengineering minor, see the list below

Please see this example 4-year plan that integrates the bioengineering minor into your physics major.

BIOE minor interdisciplinary electives

Up to eight credits from this list may be applied towards the upper-division bioengineering minor requirement. Courses used to complete a student’s major core requirements may not be applied towards the bioengineering minor elective requirement.

Physics:

  • PHYS 362. Biological Physics. 4 Credits. Prereq: PHYS 351 or 353.
  • PHYS 411. Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism. 4 Credits. Prereq: MATH 282.
  • PHYS 412. Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism. 4 Credits. Prereq: MATH 281.
  • PHYS 413. Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism. 4 Credits. Prereq: PHYS 412.
  • PHYS 421M. Partial Differential Equations: Fourier Analysis I. 4 Credits. Prereq: MATH 253; one from MATH 256, MATH 281.
  • PHYS 431. Analog Electronics. 4 Credits. Prereq: PHYS 203 or equivalent; knowledge of complex numbers; MATH 253.
  • PHYS 432. Digital Electronics. 4 Credits. Prereq: PHYS 203 or equivalent; MATH 253.
  • PHYS 481. Design of Experiments. 4 Credits.

Click here for a full-set of interdisciplinary electives, including courses in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, human physiology, and physics.