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Biological Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
If you want to know the very basics of life, how molecules form organisms and how those organisms organize and evolve, then you can be a biological physicist. Study all levels of systems, from the molecular level of DNA to the largest phenomena of ecosystems.The Biological Physics program is offered by Simon Fraser University.
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Overview

Biological Physics offered by Simon Fraser University uses quantitative skills to answer questions in molecular biology. With a foundation in physical sciences and modern biology, this program prepares you for careers in applied research in biophysics, quantitative biology and biotechnology.

Biological Physics in the Faculty of Science includes courses in biology, physics, chemistry, and molecular biology and biochemistry. You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Agricultural Researcher
  • Animal Behaviourist
  • Athletic Director
  • Bacteriologist
  • Biological Technician
  • Biostatistician
  • City Recycling Manager
  • Conservation Officer
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • DNA Analyst
  • Dolphin Researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Biology
  • Genetics 
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Calculus 
  • Vector Calculus 
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 
  • Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Physics Undergraduate Seminar 
  • Intermediate Mechanics 
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Vibrations and Waves 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • You must meet the general requirements, including English and quantitative skills, and the program-specific requirements
  • If you're an international student, you'll find program requirements organized by country
  • Admission to SFU is competitive. In the past, the average for admission has ranged from 80% to 90%, depending on the program.  All students must write the English 12 provincial exam and meet BC high school graduation requirements
  • Official documents/transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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