Are there any biophysicists/grad students in biophysics around that could offer me some advice? (Or if you have any friends/acquaintances in the field). After mulling through this thread: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=163072 I am now feeling on less firm ground with wanting to get my Ph.D. in biophysics. Understand me, I love education and being educated. My rather optimistic dream was to eventually get my Ph.D. in biophysics after getting my undergrad B.S. in physics (supplemented with a year of gen. chem w/ lab, a year of gen bio. w/ lab, and possibly a year of o. chem and a course or two on biochem. also an awesome bioinformatics course offered here on computational biology.). I wanted to eventually work at a research university like the one I attend now, hopefully working on protein folding or at least cell membrane/transfer systems. Were I not able to do so, I would just want to go into industry. Now I feel like I really have to rethink what I want to do. A lot of biophysics programs seem to also accept chem majors, biochem majors and the like, though I know my passion is definitely in biophysics. A couple things seem to be thwarting me: 1) I don't know if I can handle a physics major. I'm just not mathematically inclined enough, and though I'm taking the honors level physics here for 1st/2nd year I just don't feel like I will ever make the GPA required to get into a good grad school (my GPA at the end of this quarter should be around a 3.5/3.6 cumulative, and this is the first quarter of my 2nd year [I had a rough time getting adjusted 1st year]). Should I switch majors and do biochemistry/chemistry instead (and instead supplement that with relevant physics/math courses)? 2) Again with the Ph.D. thing. I love school, I love classes, and I love pursuing my education in a formal setting (with the possibility of eventually teaching at a college level). If I do end up getting my Ph.D. in biophysics, how strong are my opportunities for getting a decent career afterwards? Should I instead be looking for an M.S. program in biophysics, or getting an M.S. or Ph.D. in a different field that would still allow me to work in biophysics? Thanks for any input. I know that biophysics isn't too popular as most people do physics because they love the aspect of figuring out the world (whereas I just want to understand living things from a highly mathematical/physical standpoint).