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What Can You Do With a Major in Biophysics?

Biophysics major careers and jobs

Many biophysics majors plan to go on to graduate school or medical school. However, for those considering working right away, the major in biophysics is excellent preparation for careers in academic research, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Jobs for biophysics majors

What can you do with a major in biophysics? Here are just a few possibilities:

  • Academic and hospital research
  • Biotechnology
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental science
  • Food industries
  • Forensic science
  • Government agencies (FBI, FDA, DNR, NASA, USDA)
  • Graduate school
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Public health
  • Science writing or journalism
  • Veterinary medicine

Some of the graduate and medical schools Marquette science students have gone on to include:

Graduate schools:

  • Boise State University
  • California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Columbia University
  • Creighton
  • Duke
  • Georgia State
  • Marquette University
  • Northwestern University
  • Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Ca.
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Texas
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Yale

Medical schools:

  • Creighton University
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Stony Brook University (SUNY) Medical Center
  • University of Illinois Medical School
  • Washington University Medical School


What is the major in biophysics?

✓ Are you curious about how biological systems work on a fundamental level?

✓ Do you like biology, chemisty and physics?

✓ Do you enjoying studying as well as exploring the natural world?

What can you do with a major in Biophysics?

Physiological Sciences majorBiophysics is the bridge that connects the fundamental laws governing electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and classical and quantum mechanics with the way biological organisms, including ourselves, sense, move, eat, reproduce and get sick.

What is the major in biophysics?

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