Undergraduate (Bachelors Degree)
Undergraduate Degree in Biophysics
Learning period: 3 Years | Type of Program: Single major | Enrollment Status: Open for the academic year 2022/2023 . | Department web site
The interdisciplinary field of Biophysics applies techniques and ideas used in physics to describe and study biological systems. Biophysicists are at the forefront of research in biology and use the ideas and techniques borrowed from the physical sciences to study and develop new techniques in the study molecules inside the cell’s, of cell’s and cell networks and all the way up to full organisms.
Discoveries of biophysicists in the history of biology are part of the backbone of modern biology, such as the discovery of DNA, the founding of neurobiology, uses of X-rays to study biological structures, understanding photosynthesis and more. As biophysicists you will get a broad education in biology coupled with an in-depth education in mathematics and physics specially tailored for the biological sciences. This education will give you a big advantage for biological and medical research.
If you want to pursue research in biology or medicine, in the academia or industry. If you want an excellent education that will place you at the forefront of biological research, and if you enjoy analytic and quantitative thinking, then an undergraduate in Biophysics at the University of Haifa is the right choice for you.
In the University of Haifa there is a large group of researchers in biophysics and quantitative biology. The undergraduate program in biophysics is unique in Israel and offers a tight combination of biology, mathematics, physics and computer science. During your study you will have a lot of interaction with researchers and graduate students in this field, in classes, labs and seminars.
During your study you will develop
- Quantitative understanding of biological systems and the skill to identify and study questions
- Understanding ideas and techniques of physics and their application to biological systems
- Mathematical skills and techniques and their application in modeling of biological systems
- Skills and knowledge of advanced laboratory techniques relevant to biophysics
*This program has been approved for publication by the Council for Higher Education, and will begin operations in the 2022/2023 academic year. Granting the degree is subject for approval by the Council for Higher Education.