Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics (Health Physics Concentration)

The B.S. Applied Physics (Health Physics Concentration) is a four-year undergraduate program that provides a basic science curriculum with emphasis on the fundamental concepts and principles of physics and their applications in health and medicine. The program offers 48 units of general education courses, 63 units of foundation and core courses, and 43 units of specialized courses, including Radiation Health Physics, Physics of Medical Imaging, and Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement.

Curriculum
First Year
First Semester Second Semester Midyear
Subjects Credit Subjects Credit Subjects Credit
GE 1 3 GE 2 3 GE 3 3
CMSC 11 3 Chem 33 5 Math 85 3
Math 83 5 Math 84 5    
Physics 106 5 Physics 107 5    
Physics 106.1 1 Physics 107.1 1    
PE 1 (2) PE 2 (2)    
NSTP 1   NSTP 2      
Total 17 Total 19 Total 6

 

Second Year
First Semester Second Semester Midyear
Subjects Credit Subjects Credit    
Bio 110 5 GE 5 3    
Math 121.1 3 Bio 126 5    
Physics 111 3 Physics 112 3    
Physics 108 5 Physics 121 3    
GE 4 3 Applied Physics 55 3    
PE 2 (2) PE 2 (2)    
Total 19 Total 17    

 

Third Year
First Semester Second Semester Midyear
Subjects Credit Subjects Credit Subjects Credit
Applied Physics 111 3 GE 6 3 Applied Physics 190* 3
Physics 130 5 Applied Physics 112 5    
Physics 140 4 Applied Physics 171 1    
Applied Physics 158 4 Applied Physics 163 3    
Applied Physics 180 4 Applied Physics 199 3    
    Applied Physics 195 4    
Total 20 Total 19 Total 3

 

Fourth Year
First Semester Second Semester Midyear
Subjects Credit Subjects Credit    
Applied Physics 197 1 Applied Physics 200 3    
Applied Physics Elective 3 GE 7 3    
Physics 151 3 GE 8 3    
Applied Physics 187 4 Science Elective*** 3    
Applied Physics 113 3 PI 100 3    
Applied Physics 191** 3        
Total 17 Total 15    
 
Total No. of Units: 152

*Required to have 200 hours of work with any program committee-approved institution.

**Current advances and trends in Materials Science (particularly Biomaterials). Nanotechnology, Biophysics/Bioengineering, Biophotonics, Advanced Microscopy, etc. Can be taken more than once, but must be of different topics. Additional Applied Physics 191 courses may be credited as applied physics or science elective.

***May take any natural science, health science, or math elective.