Undergraduate Program

Frequently Asked Questions


Introduction
Learn More About Careers in Physiology
Programs Learning Outcomes
Undergraduate Catalog
Career Information

Frequently Asked Questions

About PDBio

  1. What is the PDBio Major?
  2. What are the prerequisites for PDBio?
  3. Who should major in PDBio?
  4. What can I do with a major in PDBio?


About Biophysics

  1. What is the Biophysics Major?
  2. What are the prerequisites for Biophysis?
  3. Who should major in Biophysics?
  4. What can I do with a major in Biophysics?

Introduction


To receive a bachelor's degree a student must fill three groups of requirements:

  1. General Education requirements
  2. University requirements
  3. Major requirements
 
General Education Requirements
Courses Hours
Languages of Learning
 
Precollege Math (0-1 course) (or Math ACT score of at least 22) 0 - 3.0 hours
 
First-Year Writing (1 course) 3.0
 
Advanced Writing (1 course) 3.0
 
Advanced Languages/Math/Music (1-4 courses) 3 - 20.0
 
Liberal Arts Core
 
Biological Science (1-2 courses) 3 - 6.0
 
Physical Science (1-2 courses) 3 - 7.0
 
American Heritage (1-2 courses) 3 - 6.0
 
Wellness (1-3 courses) 1.5 - 2.0
 
Civilization (2 courses) 6.0
 
Arts and Sciences Electives
 
Arts and Letters (1 course) 3.0
 
Natural Sciences (1 course) 3 - 4.0
 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (1 course) 3.0
 
Note 1: For a complete list of courses that will fill each GE category, see the General Education section of the current class schedule.
Note 2: Additional information about general education requirements can be found in the General Education section of the current class schedule or the BYU Undergraduate Catalog.
 
Minimum University Requirements
Courses Hours
Religion 14.0
 
Residency 30.0
 
Hours needed to graduate 120.0
 
Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0
Note: See the Graduation section of the BYU Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
 
Major Requirements

Complete the major requirements listed under one of the following undergraduate degree programs.

Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.
Note: For the neuroscience program, see the Neuroscience section of the BYU Undergraduate catalog or the Neuroscience web site.