Biophysics : About The Program

About Our Degrees

Goals and Objectives

To educate well qualified students who can advance to graduate or professional studies and/or apply their skills in quantitative analysis of biological processes and phenomena in the private and public sectors.

Acceptance Information

Deadlines: Rolling admission. See catalog section on Special Majors for more information.

Recommended Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
An adequate background to study biophysics; no specific course requirements are set for admission to the special major.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

Many of our faculty members specialize in studies of ionic processes and signal transduction mechanisms in nerves and synapses, cell membrane mechanics, cell-cell interactions, and intracellular vesicle trafficking processes. Some of them are associated with activities in the Neuroscience program, the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics, and the Toshiba Stroke Research Center, all of which reside in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

See a list of our Undergraduate Faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Participation in research projects at UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute is available to upper-level undergraduates.

Extracurricular Activities

Complementary Programs and Courses

Minors that Complement Biophysics


Courses Outside Biophysics that May Improve Employment Opportunities

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:25 EST