Physics With a Life-Science Flavor
Biological Physics studies the behavior of biological systems, applying physical techniques to solve problems in physics, biology, and medicine. This interdisciplinary degree is a good preparation for careers in biophysics, medical physics, medicine, and biomedical engineering.
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Curriculum and Courses
The Biological Physics program combines a broad science curriculum with physical and mathematical rigor. In addition to courses in physics (classical and contemporary physics, electronics and instrumentation, computational physics), core coursework includes biophysics, molecular and cellular biology, general and organic chemistry, calculus, and applied statistics.
About 60 percent of our physics graduates attend graduate or professional school for careers in biological physics and biophysics, medical physics, medicine, and biomedical engineering. Students also continue with studies in business, law, education, or public health. Those students not continuing their formal education find employment in a variety of scientific and technical fields. Teaching, military service, or technical sales and services are some of these options. A biological physics degree can also provide entry into other fields, such as marketing or business operations with technical companies.
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