Skip to main content

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: 70.5 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: PDBio 120


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

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.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Biological 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

Potential Employers

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Gale Larson

Gale Larson.jpg

Gale. Loves. Students. Besides being a student herself for many years while working on her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, she also spent many years as a Spanish teacher. From her own words: “My students teach me so much! They are my heroes and are great examples!”

Aside from her exceptional talent in advising students, Gale is also a skilled pianist and singer. You can find her sharing her musical talents at her local church congregation, in which she loves attending with her husband. She also loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Having multiple deaf family members, language and inclusion are very important to Gale. She signs and speaks Spanish.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Gale, contact the Life Sciences Advisement office at 801.422.3042 or by visiting 2060 LSB.

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed for devotionals and holidays.