The University of British Columbia - Vancouver

Biophysics

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Faculty:Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biophysics
Description:Biophysics is the study of the living universe. Today, the field is expanding at a rapid pace, and opportunities exist in research and clinical environments around the world. Biophysics contains many different areas ranging from molecules to proteins to organisms. With such a diverse range of topics, the laws of physics that apply to each topic is equally varied. Therefore, biophysics brings together many different topics of physics to bear into the investigation of biological matter.

Biophysics is available as an Honours option in the Physics program. You can take Bioscience electives in your third and fourth years. The Applied Biophysics research laboratory specializes in the development of novel tools and methods for the analysis and manipulation of biomolecules. The lab draws on specializations in Engineering, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology.
URL:Biophysics at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,381

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Geology 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Physics 
  •  Grade11 Social Studies 
  •  Grade11 International Languages 

Final grade of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English, Graduation from high school with a minimum average of 70% (or higher for many programs), minimum of 67% in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent), and one other approved Grade 12 course are also required. Grade 11 courses listed are required but not included in calculation of admission average.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 10, 2016

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