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Biophysics Overview

  Students may also find information on Earth Sciences, Geography, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry useful as they consider this major. For an overview of the Biophysics program, Academic Advising has created an overview here.

  Biophysics is an independent discipline dedicated to studying biology using the tools and approaches of physics and physical chemistry. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Biophysics major, students should use the information in the major profiles for Biology, Physics, and Chemistry to explore the variety of career options.

Biophysics Career Options

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Biophysics Alumni
Hopkins biophysics alumni go into a variety of career fields. Since 2005 the Career Center has surveyed recent graduates about their academic and career plans 6 months after graduation. Here is a summary of their responses in the Post-Graduation Survey of Biophysics Majors.

Additional Alumni Profiles

    Networking with alumni and other professionals who work in these fields can help you learn very specific information about a career field. Use Johns Hopkins Connect to contact alumni to ask for their advice. You may also find professional contacts through professional associations, faculty, friends and family.

    For more information on what you can do with a Biophysics Major go to What can I do with a major in Biology or What can I do with a major in Physics or What can I do with a major in Chemistry.

    Want to know more? Read our Hopkins Career Profiles on Medicine, Law & Paralegal, Scientific Research, and Nonprofit. If you would like to talk about how your search is going, we invite you to make an appointment with a Career Counselor by calling 410-516-8056.

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Biophysics Grad School

  The Career Center is here to help you navigate the graduate school search process. Click here for guidelines and preparing for Graduate School and Professional School.

  For information on the specific programs, the best people to talk to are the experts in your field you wish to study, faculty members and graduate students in that specific discipline. We strongly encourage you to talk with your advisor and other faculty members with whom you have a good working relationship. This will also help when you request letters of recommendation. The Career Center has a handout to guide you in asking for letters of recommendation.

Biophysics Societies

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Biophysics Links