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Program in Biophysics

4028 Chemistry Building
930 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055

Phone: 734.763.6722
Fax: 734.764.3323


Program in Biophysics Advising

The Program in Biophysics currently offers a B.S. degree in Biophysics and an minor in Biophysics. Students interested in either option are strongly encouraged to schedule an advising appointment by contacting Student Services at

Program in Biophysics Departmental Information

The goal of the biophysical sciences is to develop a quantitative understanding of the living world. They rely on the principles of physics, chemistry and biology, and find applications in medicine and engineering. The biophysical sciences range in scope from modeling biomolecular function to understanding cellular mechanics or brain function through the rigorous use of physical methods and concepts.

Research in Biophysics is highly interdisciplinary with strong ties to other disciplines in the natural sciences, the Medical School, and engineering. Students have the opportunity to participate in this kind of research through Independent Study and Thesis courses and dedicated summer programs.  

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