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:
(Students taking a number of 2000-level mathematics courses may be permitted to waive PHYS 3250 or PHYS 3260.)
Physics core courses (15 credits):
Three advanced laboratories (choose three from the following list) (3 credits):
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).