What will I learn?

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science that applies the approaches and methods of physics to study biological systems. Biophysics covers all scales of biological organization, from molecular to organismic and populations.

Program Objectives

One of the primary responsibilities of the physics department is to educate the next generation of scientists, engineers and scientifically informed citizenry through research-intensive education in the physical sciences and related technologies. Students will learn and apply the simple, basic principles that allow us to understand all parts of biomedical science.

Biophysics majors are trained for a career in interdisciplinary life science. Thus, students will demonstrate and take part in: Academic Excellence: Students will demonstrate proficiency in academic study of principles that form the basis of physics (i.e., classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics), as well as chemistry and biology; Real-World Experience: Students will demonstrate use of basic laboratory equipment and demonstrate ability to use basic computational techniques; Communication and Collaboration: Students will discuss, design and carry out experiments, both individually and in groups, to answer basic questions or to demonstrate basic principles. They will also effectively communicate results through written reports and oral presentations.

Learning Outcomes

If you are interested in problem-solving and research-focused education, the Applied Physics Program will offer you an engaging and challenging opportunity. While students in the Biophysics B.S. Program learn a wide range of skills and knowledge, we specifically aim for our students to meet the following learning outcomes: An understanding of the various fields and specializations encompassed by the field of biophysics; An ability to conduct and participate in research relevant to the student’s area of program specialization; An ability to successfully apply professional communication, organization and time management skills; An ability to problem-solve both as an individual and as part of a team; An ability to identify and utilize evidence-based resources and information; An ability to think critically and creatively about modern issues in the STEM field; An ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of the following subject areas: physics, mathematics, biology, and chemistry; Recognition and understanding of best practices relevant to the student’s area of program specialization; An understanding of professional ethics; An ability to connect textbook and classroom content to the real-world application.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,160.00 per year
This fees is for 2020 and subject to change for the academic year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2020, 19 January 2021


College of Science and Liberal Arts

Cullimore Hall, Room 207,

University Heights,


New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school graduates who have not previously attended college may apply for admission as freshmen.

For international students

We consider your entire academic high school record, especially your grades in math, science and English. We also take into account trends in your performance, for example, if your grades have improved from freshman to senior year.

Students in the top 25 percent of their class meet our class rank requirements. If your school does not use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA to be equivalent.

English Language Requirement: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit their results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language System (IELTS) and may also be required to take courses in English as a Second Language. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

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About this uni

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled