Majors and Programs

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Biophysics

The field of biophysics is part of a major scientific revolution that is occurring in the biological sciences—for the first time, scientists can study life forms at the molecular level, which means that we can explore and discover how and why organisms function as they do. As a biophysics major you will focus on structural biology, engaging in a detailed study of atomic components of biological molecules. You will work in the laboratory using computational and physical methods to gain atomic information, which will help you better understand how organisms work and how to develop better plants, bacteria, and other organisms. Many Iowa State students take advantage of faculty/student research opportunities, sometimes co-authoring papers and publishing the results of their studies. Your education will prepare you for graduate study in the field of science, or professional programs in dentistry, veterinary medicine, or human medicine.

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Biological Sciences
  Physical Sciences
Preveterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences

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