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What will I learn?

Biophysics is the physics of life, of all living systems and their interaction with their surroundings, both natural and artificial. It is a rapidly advancing field, encompassing a wide variety of areas in natural and life sciences.

Biophysics uses all methods of scientific inquiry theory, experiment and large-scale computer simulation to understand living systems at the molecular level.

Biophysics also forms the basis of many aspects of medical physics, another rapidly developing field in much demand right now.

Brock’s Biophysics program will provide you with a superb learning environment and exciting research opportunities. Extended research opportunities are available through Brock’s participation in the Biophysics Interdepartmental Group (BIG), based at the University of Guelph.

Biophysics is an Honours only program. If a student's major average falls below the required 70 percent average by year three, they are advised to seek a three-year BSc Degree in General Studies. Students should note that such a degree requires a minimum of five credits in one subject.

Career Outcomes:

  • Medical and health physicist
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Environmental sciences
  • Food and agricultural industries
  • Medical laboratory technology

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Tuition per credit - CAN $5,577.12; Tuition flat fee (4.0+ credits or attempts) - CAN $27,885.60
Start date

To be confirmed

Venue

Faculty of Mathematics and Science

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way,

ST. CATHARINES,

Ontario (ON),

L2S 3A1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Senior Secondary school credential appropriate for entry to university in your home country; academically rigorous grade 12 year; Minimum B- average (higher for some programs). Applicants who have successfully completed the IB diploma with the appropriate prerequisite subjects will be considered for admission. Students must have completed a Grade 12 graduation in an accredited high school. English proficiency requirements: IELTS - overall 6.5, no band below 6.0, TOEFL - overall 88, with minimum 21 on speaking and 21 on writing, MELAB - overall 85, no other part under 80, CAEL - overall 70, no other band score under 60, IELP Level 5 - Successful completion of Level 5 of the Brock Intensive English Language program.

For international students

Applicants must have Secondary school diploma, Grade 12 courses at the number and level specified for your province, A minimum average of 70%.

English proficiency requirements

  • IELTS - overall 6.5, no band below 6.0
  • TOEFL - overall 88, with minimum 21 on speaking and 21 on writing
  • MELAB - overall 85, no other part under 80
  • CAEL - overall 70, no other band score under 60
  • IELP Level 5 - Successful completion of Level 5 of the Brock Intensive English Language program

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Fleming College
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