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What is Biophysics? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

What is Biophysics?

According to the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, "Since a B.S. program in... Biophysics involves life science, quantitative work, and physical science training, graduates of our program are well-prepared for postgraduate research or training in all aspects of moderm biology. These include, but are not limited to, medicine, forensics, pharmacy/pharmacology, physiology, neurosciences, microbiology, immunology, dentistry, genetics, cell biology, marine biology, and numerous fields in agriculture and biological oceanography. In addition, the success rate of OSU BB students getting into professional schools (medical, dental, pharmacy, and even law school) is the highest on the campus. We encourage our majors to extend their education outside the classrooom by taking advantage of opportunities for undergraduate research."

Related Careers

Analytical Chemistry Technician Neuroscientist
Applications Scientist Ophthalmologist
Biochemist Pharmaceutics Researcher
Bioinformatics Scientist Pharmacist
Biologist Pharmacologist
Biophysicist Physician
Cancer Researcher Physiologist
Chemical Engineer Professor
Clinical Radio Chemist Project Engineer
Computational Biologist Project Scientist
Computational Chemist Research Programmer
Crystallographer Research Scientist
Enzymologist Skin Scientist
Field Manager Surgeon
Lab Technician Technical Operations Manager
Logistics Associate Technical Writer
Medical Imaging Specialist Technologist
Molecular Biologist Writer

Related Skills

Ability to Create Formulas Experiment Knowledge
Ability to Establish Hypotheses Mathematical Modeling Abilities
Analytical Abilities Observation Abilities
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Organizations Skills
Data Analysis Research Skills

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Science Careers - is dedicated to matching qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government, while providing a great career information resource.

Bio View - Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Employment - biotechnology from the manufacturing side; Bio View manufactures and markets equiptment, preparation kits and software to the biotechnological and pharmaceutical community.

Biophysical Society Job Board

Biophysics Jobs

NewScientist - Biophysics Jobs


Chem Careers

Environmental Career Opportunities

New Scientist Jobs

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Earth & Physical Sciences

Careers in Science and Engineering - is a student planning guide for grad school and beyond in science and engineering.

Careers in Biotechnology - a resource for learning information about areas of work in biotechnology, events and information databases.

What is Biophysics

Biotech Crossing

Professional Association Links

Biophysical Society

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Biomedical Society

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Miscellaneous Links

Chemical Industry News

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