Photobiology Major

Photobiology is a major program that prepares people to study both the beneficial and harmful effects of light on the structure, behavior, ecology, physiology, and nutrition of plant and animal species.

A major program in photobiology will include instruction in energy transduction, structural dynamics, mechanisms of electron and proton transfer in biological systems, bioinformatics, automated analysis, and specialized research techniques.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Photobiology (use the College Search feature and enter " Photobiology " 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 Photobiology Studies?

As a photobiologist, an individual works with a large array of tools and technologies to study the chemical and biological effects of light in a laboratory environment.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Photobiology 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 Photobiology: