I'm looking at colleges right now. I'm really interested in biophysics, so I've been planning out what I biophysics curriculum would look like at various schools. However, most schools do not have a biophysics major, so I've had a hard time planning out what classes to take in addition to the standard physics major. What classes should an undergrad take to prepare for a biophysics Ph.D. program? I'm not sure if I would want to do theoretical or experimental work or what specific research area I would like to go into, but protein folding sounds the most interesting at the moment. So far, it seems that the standard courses in a physics major are: Calc I Calc II Calc III Differential Equations Linear Algebra Introductory Mechanics Introductory Electricity and Magnetism Two Semesters of Quantum Mechanics Advanced Classical Mechanics Advanced Electricity and Magnetism Statistical Mechanics Are any of these classes not important to biophysics? Which grad classes would be good to take as an undergrad? Most biophysics majors include two semesters of organic chemistry and one of biochemistry. Is it important that I take these classes? Is physical chemistry important? Wouldn't it cover the same material as quantum and statistical physics? How many biology courses do I need? Would I be fine with just an introductory course. As additional courses, should I take Genetics or Cell Biology or both? How much additional math/stats is helpful? It seems that I should definitely take a calc-based statistics course, but should I take Probability? Real Analysis? Complex Analysis? Partial Differential Equations? Would Abstract Algebra have no applications? I really like math, so I'd enjoy taking these classes regardless of whether or not they are necessary; however, I would prefer to prefer classes that are more likely to be useful. How applicable is computer science? Should I take more than two semesters? Does it matter whether or not a school has a dedicated biophysics major? I know that research is essential, but how important is it that my undergrad has a grad program in biophysics? (I know that you generally go to different schools for undergrad and grad).