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Pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biophysical Sciences degree at Regent University.

B.S. in Biophysical Sciences

Discover the Science Behind a Successful Career

Do you enjoy scientific discovery and want to make a difference in the STEM industry? Regent’s Bachelor of Science in Biophysical Sciences is one of the most academically rigorous health sciences programs in Virginia. Explore bioethics, evolutionary theory and historical philosophies—all taught from a Christian worldview.

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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Learn foundational scientific theories and techniques of chemical experimentation.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Experience the Regent difference through the Bachelor of Science in Biophysical Sciences degree program.

On completing the B.S. in Biophysical Sciences you will be able to:

  • Advance in biology, mathematics, bioethics, cosmology and more.
  • Analyze, hypothesize and record data.
  • Prepare for a career in medicine, science, education or politics.

Career Opportunities:

  • Lab Technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Healthcare Technician
  • Educator
  • Medical Research
$82Thousand
Estimated mean annual wage for microbiologists U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Cosmogony and developmental biology, diversity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and ecology. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in BIOL 121.

Viruses and microorganisms: morphology, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, pathogenicity and biodiversity. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C+ or better in BIOL 122 and CHEM 121.

Physiology and genetics of the immune response: serology, cellular mechanisms and signaling, generation of diversity, immune dysfunction and diagnostics. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in BIOL 321.

Qualitative and quantitative techniques and methods used in chemical experimentation. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: B- in MATH 102 or equivalent or department chair approval.

Synthetic and analytic methods with organic and inorganic compounds. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in CHEM 121.

Carbon-based compounds: separation, purification and analytic principles and applications in biologic and industrial processes. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in CHEM 122.

Carbon-based compounds: synthesis, derivatives and characterization. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in CHEM 221.

Structure, function, analysis and cellular control mechanisms of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in CHEM 222.

A second course in calculus and analytic geometry. Techniques and applications of integration. Introduction to differential equations. Parametric equations and polar coordinates. Infinite series and power series. Prerequisite: MATH 211.

Structure, purposes and limitations of the scientific method; big questions pertaining to science since classical times; presuppositions and epistemology in a scientific world.

The origin, state, and physical aspects of the universe in general and the Earth in particular with concentration on research methods, assumptions, and current findings. Prerequisite: GENE 100.

An exploration of probabilistic processes in biology and physical aspects of design. An examination of the role of truth in science and mathematical models as support. Prerequisites: PHYS 221 and 222.

Evolutionary theory, mechanisms of speciation, and phylogenetic evidence. Includes exploration of various theories pertaining to human origins, strengths and weaknesses of each. Prerequisite: GENE 100.

Historical development and philosophies of bioethics especially in light of medical life extension and value, costs, in vitro fertilization, eugenics, and genetic modification of the human genome. A Christian perspective of bioethics is presented, including specific focus on the imago Dei. Prerequisite: GENE 100.

Capstone course for the Biophysical sciences major which includes and the development of a culminating thesis based on research and a student portfolio developed through the student’s academic career.

Calculus based solutions in mechanics, heat, and sound. Applied Newtonian mechanics in single and multiple dimensions, cosmology and astronomical organization. Three credit hour lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C+ or better in MATH 212.

Calculus based solutions in electricity, magnetism, and optics. Three credit hour lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in PHYS 221.

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you’re at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $605/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $574/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$750/semester

$600/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

“Greatness is deposited into the hearts of every student through this university. It's a greatness to serve with excellence, humility, and a commitment to respond both in heart and mind to the work ahead.”

Lauren Dennis, B.S. in Biophysical Sciences, 2020 Student Research Assistant, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

“When I think about Regent, I think about the wonderful people I met here that have supported and loved me with the love of Christ; they helped me make college a home away from my home in Guatemala.”

Elisa Sosa, B.A. in Animation, 2019 Photographer

“Regent offered me ... a stepping stone towards academics, towards my future as a Christian leader to change the world, but perhaps more importantly, it gave me a community.”

Katherine Person, B.A., 2017 International Studies

“Regent’s online program gives me flexibility and convenience I need.”

Sheri Terrillion, MBA, 2019 Healthcare Management

“My internship at Regent enabled me to put my book knowledge into a real-world experience that helped me grow professionally. Now, I am more confident that I bring a unique set of skills employers seek. ”

Jessica Stachurski, B.A. in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication, 2020 Marketing Manager, Orphan Network