Bachelor of Science in Biophysics

Study how the theories and methods of physics can be applied to biological systems with the Bachelor of Science in Biophysics in Temple's College of Science and Technology. Through the 123-credit-hour program, you’ll explore the fundamental principles of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics and learn how these fields work together to advance scientific discovery. Graduates of the Biophysics Program are prepared to pursue professional degrees in medicine and pharmacy, or advanced degrees in biology, biophysics, molecular biology, neuroscience and other sciences.  

The Biophysics BS curriculum blends the study of biological systems with the computational and quantitative methods of mathematics and physics. The interdisciplinary nature of the program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to solve a wide array of biological problems, from the molecular level to complex ecosystems. Specialists from a number of scientific fields contribute to the developing science of biophysics, including math, biology, physics, chemistry and engineering.

Students in the Biophysics BS program can participate in this scientific research through the Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, where faculty lead cutting-edge computational research at the intersection of biology, biophysics and chemistry.

Classes & Curriculum

In this program, courses will include

  • Cell Structure and Function;
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Genetics;
  • Introduction to Modern Physics; and 
  • Mathematical Physics.

Learn more about Biophysics BS courses. 

Related Graduate Degrees

*Lewis Katz School of Medicine
** School of Pharmacy

+1 Bachelor-Master Programs

The College of Science and Technology offers +1 Accelerated Bachelor-Master Programs. Students can earn a BA or BS and, at the end of the fifth year, an MA or MS. Coursework is completed over five years instead of taking the usual six-year course of study.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s +1 Bachelor-Master programs.

Dual Bachelor-Master Program for International Students

International students have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from their home institution and a graduate degree from Temple over five years. This multidisciplinary program includes undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework at Temple. Students are prepared for professional careers in today’s global economy and job market.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s Dual Bachelor-Master Program for international students.

3+4 Accelerated Programs

The College of Science and Technology offers 3+4 Accelerated Degree Programs in a seven-year course of study, instead of the usual eight years. Qualifying undergraduate students can obtain the Biophysics Major from CST and a

  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the Kornberg School of Dentistry,
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the School of Podiatric Medicine,
  • Doctor of Medicine from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, or
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Medicine from the School of Pharmacy.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s 3+4 Accelerated Degree Programs.

3+3 Accelerated Program

Qualified students can earn the Biophysics Major and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the College of Public Health over a five-year course of study, instead of taking the usual six years.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology's 3+3 Accelerated Degree Program.

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program

The College of Science and Technology Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program is designed for students planning to apply to medical school or pursue other health-related professions. The program offers the following two tracks.

  • The Basic Core in Health Sciences is intended for professionals who need the required science courses to apply to medical school.
  • The Advanced Core in Health Sciences is a program for current students who have met the premedical requirements and who seek advanced science coursework.

Both tracks include classes in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and the College of Science and Technology. Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full or part time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

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