Bachelor of Science in Health Physics

The mission of the B.S. in Health Physics Program is to provide a high-quality undergraduate education experience for students in the field of radiation safety. The educational experience is accomplished through rigorous classroom instruction aided by computer and multi-media instruction, practical laboratory experiences, an introduction to the principles of research, and mentoring.

The products of this experience are entry-level professionals capable of critical thinking and problem solving, devoted to a lifetime of learning, committed to the ethical standards of their profession, and highly sought after by employers.

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Learning Objectives

  • Graduates well grounded in science and math disciplines related to health physics.
  • Graduates well grounded in the theoretical fundamentals of health physics.
  • Graduates capable of assessing and solving problems related to health physics.
  • Graduates will demonstrate competence with experimental equipment and techniques.
  • Graduates will be effective communicators of technical information in both written and oral form.
  • Graduates will be able to function within a team.
  • Graduates will be able to participate in the research process and disseminate results.
  • Graduates cognizant of the need for life-long learning and professional responsibility.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to assess and solve problems in a professional setting.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of health physics ethics and professional responsibility.

Career Possibilities

Health physicists work in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Research
  • Industry
  • Education
  • Environmental protection
  • Enforcement of government regulations

Although the health physicist usually concentrates in one of these disciplines, a professional health physicist typically performs duties in several areas.


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