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Biological Physics

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What to do with a degree in Biological Physics
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Biological Physics Web Sites
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The Biological Physics program is designed to provide the quantitative skills and the biology background for students interested in the study of the physics of biological systems on the molecular scale. This program provides a strong foundation in the physical sciences, which underpins much of the modern revolution in biology. It should be of particular interest to students wishing to pursue careers in fundamental or applied research in biophysics, quantitative biology and biotechnology.

The Biological Physics program combines mathematics, physics and biology in an unusual and exciting opportunity for undergraduates. Here, early in your college career, you will be involved in significant research, working directly with world-class faculty at the forefront of this field. This is the perfect major for the student whose abilities tend toward the quantitative sciences of mathematics and physics, but whose enthusiasm and aspirations lean toward the life sciences.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable excel spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Biological Physics alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Biological Physics major at Brandeis.

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.

What to Do with a Degree in Biological Physics (.pdf)

Sample of Possible Occupations

Biological Physics Web Sites

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