48 months
49612 USD/year
49612 USD/year
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Biological Physics, studied at Washington and Jefferson College, is a discipline that investigates the physical problems presented by biological systems, applying physics principles and techniques to gain new insights into the processes of life. 


This interdisciplinary major in Biological Physics, administered by the Physics Department from Washington and Jefferson College, is intended to prepare students to contribute to or pursue graduate study in areas of the life sciences and health professions that are increasingly technical, including cell biology, neuroscience, and medical research.

Careers After W&J

  • Careers in medicine, including veterinary medicine (DVM) and combined MD/PhD programs
  • Research at the intersections of biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, and engineering

Research and Internships

  • The intense, interdisciplinary laboratory curriculum is designed to prepare students to participate in meaningful research early in their studies.
  • As part of the curriculum, students complete a two-semester independent research project in which they work with a faculty member to investigate a topic of relevant to their scientific or career interests.
  • Transferable skills propel students to take advantage of international research internships in cutting-edge scientific and engineering fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organic Chemistry: Structure & Fundamentals
  • Organic Chemistry: Reactions & Synthesis
  • Biochemistry
  • General Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Mathematical Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Common Application
    • School Documents
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Mid-Year Report
    • Final School Report
    • TOEFL or IELTS Scores
    • SAT or ACT Scores. Submission of these tests is optional. 
    • Certification of Finances

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49612 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    49612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49612 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Washington

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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