Are you fascinated by how the principles of physics are being applied to research biological processes and cellular development? Do you want to pursue studies in a program that will build your theoretical knowledge of physics and biology while giving you a chance to learn pragmatic laboratory skills in a hands-on environment using state-of-the art equipment? Majoring in Biophysics will provide you with an interdisciplinary education that will prepare you for a great variety of careers from research to entrepreneurship in a wide array of fields where the knowledge and techniques of physics are being employed to confront problems in the life sciences. In addition, third year York students in the Biophysics BSc program may be eligible to participate in a paid internship for up to sixteen months.

Career Options in Biophysics

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Biophysics degree than others.

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Artificial Intelligence Designer
  • Author
  • Bioinformaticist
  • Biological Engineer
  • Biotechnician
  • Cytologist
  • Drug Developer
  • Ecologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Geneticist
  • Health Policy Advisor
  • Immunologist
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Medical Technology Developer
  • Medical Writer
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician
  • Physicist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Radiologist
  • Researcher
  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Technical Writer

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.