Faculty of Science
York's Biophysics program draws on the long-established strengths of our Biology and Physics programs, with uniquely interdisciplinary courses highlighting their interfaces.
Biophysics is an exciting discipline at the intersection between physics and biology. It is an interdisciplinary field in which the laws, methods, and techniques of physics are applied to biological processes and organisms. Biophysics applies the knowledge of physics to explain biological questions, such as the transmission of nervous impulses or muscle control.
York’s program in Biophysics is a four-year specialized honours degree that spans fundamental physics and its applications in medicine, aging and disease, biophotonics, vision and biosensory physics, and neurophysics. York University is one of only a few institutions that offer a comprehensive four-year undergraduate degree program in biophysics. York’s Biophysics program offers many research opportunities through its association with the world-class Centre for Vision Research and the Vision: Science to Applications research initiatives at York.
Unique to the program is a scope sufficiently broad to expose you to knowledge and techniques applicable not only to humans but also to plants and animals, providing a solid background for positions in the environmental and agricultural sectors.
York offers the opportunity to work side-by-side with professors through the more than 40 summer research and work-study programs offered each year.