Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Concentration in Biomedical Physics

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in physics with concentration in “Biomedical Physics” is offered for
students who intend to continue education in biological physics, medical physics or go to medical
school. To help the prospective physics majors make optimal decisions, they are encouraged to speak
with a departmental adviser as early as possible.

Introductory physics (14 credits) and math (14 credits) courses:

PHYS 1950Physics Gateway Course

1 credit

PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

PHYS 3250Mathematical Methods of Physics

3 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

MATH 1970Calculus III

4 credits

(Students taking a number of 2000-level mathematics courses may be permitted to waive PHYS 3250 or PHYS 3260.)

Physics core courses (15 credits):
PHYS 3300Introduction to Biomedical Physics

3 credits

PHYS 3450/PHYS 8455Classical Mechanics

3 credits

PHYS 3600/PHYS 8605Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

3 credits

PHYS 3750/PHYS 8755Electricity and Magnetism I

3 credits

PHYS 3800/PHYS 8805Optics

3 credits

Three advanced laboratories (choose three from the following list) (3 credits):

PHYS 3504Experimental Physics I

1 credit

PHYS 3524Experimental Physics II

1 credit

PHYS 3544Experimental Physics III

1 credit

PHYS 3564Experimental Physics IV

1 credit

 

Senior project (1-3 credits) and physics electives (6 credits):

In addition to the above requirements, a senior project (1-3 credits) is mandatory. Two upper level electives,  PHYS 4500 Biological Physics (3 credits) and PHYS 4550 Physics in Medicine (3 credits) are required for the total of 39 credits.  Please see more details about the senior project in the “Other Information” portion of the physics section.

 


Recommended courses from other disciplines:

CHEM 1180-1184 General Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits); CHEM 1190-1194 General Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits); CHEM 2250 Organic Chemistry I (3 credits); CHEM 2260-2274 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (5 credits); CHEM 4610 Biochemistry of the Metabolism (4 credits) OR CHEM 4650-4654 AND CHEM 4660-4664 Biochemistry I & II with Labs (8 credits); BIOL 1450 General Biology I (5 credits); BIOL 1750 General Biology II (5 credits).