Do you have a strong interest in both the physical and mathematical aspect of life sciences? If so, consider biophysical science, where you can explore biology, chemistry and physics. With a degree in Biophysical Science, you can pursue careers in such fields as:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Proteomics
  • Cell signaling
  • Health professions

Sample Courses

Core coursework covers biology, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Sample courses include:

  • Major Concepts of Physics
  • Life Sciences Calculus II
  • Biological and Medical Physics
  • Cell Biology
  • General Chemistry Laboratory II

You’ll also receive a strong background in the liberal arts, giving you the critical thinking and communication skills you need to impress employers.

Practical Experience

Extensive biological field and extracurricular opportunities will enable you to earn hands-on experience in the industry.

  • Gain research experience by working in the labs of faculty.
  • Participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • Get involved with TriBeta, the undergraduate student-run life sciences interest group, or Alpha Phi Sigma, the professional chemistry fraternity.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., SU Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries.

Life after Syracuse University

With a degree in Biophysical Science, you can explore such careers as:

  • Bioinformatics Software Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Research Technician
  • Medical doctor
  • Cell Biology Scientist

Or, pursue a graduate degree medicine, chemistry, dentistry, education, public health, public administration, or more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

Learn more about Biophysical Science.