Biophysics Major

Biophysics is a major program that prepares people to use advanced technologies to conduct scientific experiments and analyses. Biophysics embraces the chemical as well as the physical principles of living things and biological processes.

A major program in Biophysics will likely include instruction in research methods and equipment operation with application to subjects such as bioenergetics, biophysical theory and modeling, electro physics, membrane biology, channels, receptors, and transporters, contractility and muscle function, protein shaping and folding, molecular and supramolecular structures and assemblies, and computational science.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Biophysics (use the College Search feature and enter " Biophysics " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Studies? Learn more on Careers/Jobs/Internships in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Biophysics Studies?

Biophysicists typically work in government and academic research laboratories and office environments to conduct experiments and analyze the results.  Some biotech companies hire biophysicists as researchers to help sell their products. These products often rely on very complex technologies, and having an expert explain them to potential customers might be necessary.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Biophysics Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Biophysics: