Resources

Section 1

New Student Resources

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  • FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
  • Answers to common questions providing information about: addresses, housing, appointments, budget, health insurance, weather, and doctorate degree issues.

  • Cindy's Guide to Living (Cheaply) in Champaign-Urbana
  • Administrative Coordinator Cindy Dodds' (award winning!) advice about living cheaply in the Champaign-Urbana area. The 2017 version is now available. Please feel free to download the pdf.

  • Biophysics Academic Timeline

    Following the timeline below will assist you in completing all coursework requirements in a timely manner.
     
  • 1st Year

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    BIOP 401
    BIOP 581, 582, 583                       
    BIOP 595A
    BIOP 595B
    Elective science course OR
    500-level BIOP course

    1st attempt of Biophysics Qualifying Exam (BQE)

    BIOP 595A
    BIOP 590 with advisor
    Elective science course OR
    500-level BIOP course

    Completion of 32 hours of coursework

    BIOP 590 or 599 with advisor

    2nd Year                                                                                                                                                            

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    MCB 580 (ethics course)
    BIOP 595A
    BIOP 590 or 599 with advisor
    Elective science course OR
    500-level BIOP course

    2nd attempt of BQE (if needed)

    BIOP 595A
    BIOP 590 or 599 with advisor
    Elective science course OR
    500-level BIOP course

    BIOP 599 with advisor

    3rd Year                                                                                                                                                             

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    BIOP 599 with advisor
    BIOP 586 (8-week tutorial)
    Elective science course OR
    500-level BIOP course

    Preliminary Examination due
    Completion of 32 hours of requirements

    BIOP 599 with advisor
    BIOP 586 (8-week tutorial)

    BIOP 599 with advisor

    4th Year                                                                                                                                                             

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    BIOP 599 with advisor

    BIOP 599 with advisor

    BIOP 599 with advisor

    5th Year                                                                                                                                                             

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    BIOP 599 with advisor

    Final Examination due

    BIOP 599 with advisor

    BIOP 599 with advisor (if needed)

    6th-7th Year                                                                                                                                                        

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    BIOP 599 with advisor (if needed)

    BIOP 599 with advisor (if needed)

    BIOP 599 with advisor (if needed)

    Elective science course or 500-level BIOP course can also meet the experimental or computational biology course requirement
    Required TAship can be taken at any time, but should be completed by the end of the 3rd year.


Section 1

Current Student Resources

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Illinois Biophysics Society

The Illinois Biophysics Society is a student-run organization comprised of University of Illinois students interested in biophysics and related fields.

K-12 Outreach

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