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undergraduate

Degree

Bachelor of Science - Biophysics

Course code: #YPT

undergraduate

Degree

Bachelor of Science - Biophysics

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2023)

    $35,148 CAD

  • Application fee

    $130 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Options
Co-op

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start& deadline Deadline
Winter-January 01-November-2023 2023-11-01
Fall-September 01-February-2024 2024-02-01
Summer-May 01-February-2024 2024-02-01
Winter-January 01-November-2024 2024-11-01

Overview

Bachelor of Science - Biophysics

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. 

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary frontier of science in which the principles and techniques of physics are applied to study living things and how they work. 

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.

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.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$49,248

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,144
Accommodation 1 bed room $14,100
Tuition 1 person $35,148

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Course Descriptions
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
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writing
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TOEFL

88
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writing
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speaking
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reading

PTE

60
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writing
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Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
Academic ProgramDestination York ProgramYUBridge Studies ProgramGraduate Studies Preparation ProgramIELTS AcademicRevised TOEFL IBTTOEFL Paper BaseDuolingo
1 / 2    2.5363300-39
3   3.54438040
4   45240055
5   4.55641070
6 YUBridge T1 5 (Min 5 in Writing)64 (Min 16 in Writing)46080
7PreDyGSPP Term 15.56952595
8DYYUB T2676550105
9GSPP Term 26 No Score Below 6.086568115

Minimum Score Required

for Direct Entry

  6.588N/A120

 

  • Levels AP1-AP5 focus on helping build a solid foundation of English proficiency in all four language skills: Reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Students who successfully complete Level AP5 may apply to the York University English Language Institute’s YUBridge Program, where they can take a class for academic credit while completing the remainder of their language proficiency requirements to be admitted to York.
  • Levels AP6-AP9 focus on the language, critical thinking and study skills required to be a successful student in a university or college setting where English is the language of instruction.
  • Students who successfully complete Level AP6 are eligible to apply for Conditional Admission* to York University. Students with conditional acceptance are also eligible to apply to the Pre-Destination York Program.

 

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Academic background and requirement

India:

  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • Grade XII biology
  • Grade XII physics
  • Grade XII math
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade XII chemistry

China:

  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
  • Grade 12 biology
  • Grade 12 physics
  • Grade 12 math
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade 12 chemistry

Iran:

  • Graduation Before 2019 (old system): Peesh-daneshgahii/Pre-university Year Certificate
  • Graduation After 2019 (new system): Diplom-Metevaseth National High School Diploma

Note: Requirement (or equivalent) must have been satisfied within the previous five years.

GPA:

India: Grade XII graduation with minimum overall average of 60% is required to be considered for most programs - minimum 5 academic courses

China: Successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 75% on all academic courses.

Career opportunities

  • Biophysicist
  • Research Assistant in Biophysics
  • Medical Physicist
  • Biomedical Engineer (with biophysics specialization)
  • Computational Biophysicist
  • Quality Control Analyst (Biophysics)
  • Science Educator or Teacher (with a focus on biophysics)

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