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Biophysics

Biophysics

Bachelor of Science in Biophysics

Loyola University Chicago’s new biophysics major is an interdisciplinary program on the cutting edge of new developments in the sciences. Offered by the Departments of Physics and Biology, the biophysics major provides rigorous training in mathematics and science and prepares students for graduate education in biophysics, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, and physics. Biophysics is also an ideal major for students considering careers in medicine, optometry, dentistry, and other applied health sciences, such as physical or radiation therapy.

Students majoring in biophysics may pursue careers in medical centers, research institutes, and government labs. They may also focus on research and development in the areas of biotechnology, nanotechnology, medical physics, forensic science, environmental science, agricultural science, pharmaceutical, and other biologically-oriented, high-tech industries, as well as in regulation and public policy at state and federal government agencies. Biophysics students may also obtain jobs with numerous private organizations.

The application of physics to biology and medicine has occurred for more than three centuries, and in the past three decades, biophysics research and applications have grown exponentially. Upon completion of this program, students will:

Loyola is one of the handful of universities in the nation that offer this major at the undergraduate level.



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