Physics students in a lab

Bringing It All Together

Important breakthroughs result from disciplines being combined.

Physics: Computational Biophysics

Offered by: Physics and Engineering

Have an interest in applying your physics or computer knowledge to biology or medicine? SRU's Computational Biophysics program is an interdisciplinary concentration that applies the concepts and methods of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and computer science to understand the biological processes of living organisms.

Why Choose Computational Biophysics?

New breakthroughs and innovations in molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine are occurring at the intersection between biology, physics, computer science, and engineering. The job and graduate school market for students with these interdisciplinary skills is exceptionally high. If you who want to enter a graduate program in biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biophysics, medical physics, molecular biology, and neurobiology, the Computational Biophysics major at SRU is an ideal choice for you.

What Will You Learn?

As a graduate of this program, you'll have a strong background in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. You'll also have valuable skills in problem solving and teamwork. You'll learn through a project-based, hands-on curriculum, culminating with a research experience under the supervision of a faculty member. You will have the opportunity to present the outcomes of your research work at regional or national conferences.

Careers In Computational Biophysics

You'll have several different professional paths open to you upon graduation. Many of our students go on to graduate programs in:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics

You will be prepared to pursue a rewarding career in fields such as:

  • Academia
  • Biomedical research
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical research and development

Clubs & Organizations

  • Physics Club
  • Sigma-Pi-Sigma: The Physics Honor Society