Biochemistry & BiophysicsPrint
Topics of Study
Biochemistry focuses on chemistry of living systems, such as how molecules interact to form cells and tissues, and chemistry of processes such as metabolism and digestion. Biophysics focuses on application of physics principles to both biochemistry and biophysics, as well as on biological systems at submolecular, molecular, and supramolecular levels, and their influence on biological activity at the cellular, tissue, organ, and organismic levels. You will also study mathematics. All programs are highly interdisciplinary in nature.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required to work in entry-level occupations in laboratories at universities or with the government or in industry.
- A master's degree prepares individuals to work in occupations related to applied research and in some management positions, as well as in the fields of medicine, ecology, and health care.
- A doctoral degree is required for work in higher education, independent research, and administrative positions.
- With an advanced degree, you may work in many areas of science such as biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering, or genetics.