The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

Minor in Biophysics


This program cannot be combined with the following programs: Honours BSc in Physics, Honours BSc in Physics-Mathematics, Honours BSc in Physics with Option in Biological Physics, Honours BSc in Physics with Option in Photonics and BSc with Major in Physics.

BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology 3
CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry 3
MAT1330 Calculus for the Life Sciences I 3
MAT1332 Calculus for the Life Sciences II 3
MAT1320 Calculus I 3
MAT1322 Calculus II 3
MAT1320 Calculus I 3
MAT1325 Calculus II and an Introduction to Analysis 3
PHY1121 Fundamentals of Physics I 3
PHY1122 Fundamentals of Physics II 3
PHY1321 Principles of Physics I1 3
PHY1322 Principles of Physics II 3
PHY2325 Physics in Biology 3
BIO3153 Cell Biology 3
PHY3325 Introduction to Molecular Biophysics 3
PHY4322 Biological Physics 3
3 optional course credits in physics (PHY) at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level2
1PHY1321 may be replaced by PHY1331.
2MAT1341 is a prerequisite to some second year physics courses; check university calendar. Students interested in applying for graduate studies in biological physics in the Department of Physics at uOttawa are recommended to take some of the following courses: PHY2361, PHY3350, PHY3355, MAT2324, MAT2384. For more details the interested student should consult with the potential research supervisor of the Department of Physics.