Physics, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Biomedical Physics

Requirements

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.

To obtain a B.S. with a major in Physics and a concentration in biomedical physics, a student must fulfill university, college, and departmental requirements. Hour requirements follow:

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses

    Most commonly, Physics majors do not complete 46 hours of coursework solely for the purpose of meeting University General Education requirements.  Instead, they often test out of at least three hours of fundamental academic skills, take courses that meet both the six hours of diversity requirements and six hours of distribution requirements, and meet 4 hours of the natural sciences distribution requirement through completing major courses.  In such cases, the number of credit hours taken solely to meet General Education requirements is reduced to 33 or fewer.    

  • 12-19 hours college breadth requirement

  • 53-55 hours of major courses

  • 0-22 hours of electives

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Introductory Physics and Math Courses
PHYS 1950PHYSICS GATEWAY COURSE1
PHYS 2110
PHYS 1154
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
5
PHYS 2120
PHYS 1164
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
5
PHYS 2130MODERN PHYSICS4
PHYS 3250MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS 13
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II5
MATH 1970CALCULUS III4
Physics Core Courses
PHYS 3300INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS3
PHYS 3450CLASSICAL MECHANICS3
PHYS 3600THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS3
PHYS 3750ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I3
PHYS 3800OPTICS3
Advanced Labortory
PHYS 3504EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS I1
Select one of the following:1
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS II
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS III
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS IV
Senior Project and Physics Electives
In addition to the above requirements, a senior project (1-3 credits) is mandatory. The following two upper level electives are required for the total of 39 credits: 27-9
BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS
PHYSICS IN MEDICINE
Total Credits56-58
Recommended Courses from other disciplines
CHEM 1180
CHEM 1184
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 1190
CHEM 1194
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 2250ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2260
CHEM 2274
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
5
Select one of the following options:
Option I
CHEM 4610BIOCHEMISTRY OF METABOLISM4
Option II
CHEM 4650
CHEM 4654
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 4660
CHEM 4664
BIOCHEMISTRY II
and BIOCHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 1750BIOLOGY II5