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Biophysics

Program Overview

Biophysics is the use of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology to investigate the physical basis of life. Upper-division courses require synthesis and integration of information from many areas of science to allow understanding of such processes as protein folding, function of ion channels, and how the nervous system works.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 72.5-73.5 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: Cell 120

Biophysics Major Snippets

Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

*Pre-Approved Faculty for Mentored Research

PDBio Department:
Jeff Edwards
Dario Mizrachi
Sterling Sudweeks
Dixon Woodbury
Jordan Yorgason

Psychology Department:
Scott Steffensen

Physics Department:
Dennis Della Corte

*Biophysics research is also possible with many other faculty in science and engineering fields. However, approval of the scientific project is required before biophysics research credit is received. Please contact the Cell Department for approval.

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Research Technologist
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist

With a Masters

  • Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Biometrician
  • Biostatistician
  • Physician Assistant

With a Doctorate

  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Surgeon
  • Physician
  • Medical Scientist
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Carol Stepan

Advisor

Exercise & Wellness (A-G), Health Science (A-G), Pre-MLS (A-C), MMBio (A-C), Neuro (A-G), and CELL (A-G)
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Monica Eastman

Advisor

Exercise Science (Q-Z)
Plant & Wildlife Science (L-Z)
CELL (H-Z)
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MEET YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR

To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.