Biophysics

The bachelor’s degree in biophysics is an interdisciplinary major administered by the Physics Department designed to prepare students for a wide variety of career paths including graduate study in: biophysics, medical physics, biochemistry and chemistry. It is also superb preparation for any of the health professions (medical, dental, veterinary), or direct employment in the fields of biotechnology and biomedical industries following USD.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Biophysics lies at the intersection of physics, biology and chemistry. Biophysicists apply the understanding, methods and quantitative skills gained in physics to a vast array of biological systems in order to gain new insights into biological problems ranging from brain function, and vascular networks, to DNA synthesis, and biomedical devices.The bachelor’s degree in biophysics is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students for a wide variety of career paths including graduate study in: biophysics, bioengineering, medical physics, biochemistry and chemistry. It is also superb preparation for any of the health professions (medical, dental, veterinary), or direct employment in the fields of biotechnology, bioengineering, and biomedical industries following USD.