Radiological Health Sciences

College of Health and Human Sciences

Radiological health sciences is concerned with the study of protecting individuals, communities, and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation. Graduates in Radiological Health Sciences (RHS) develop and apply scientific and engineering practices for the effective and safe use of radiation. Internships are strongly encouraged and opportunities are available in industry (measurement and instrumentation and nuclear energy), research (safety of radionucludies/radiopharmacy), medicine (therapeutics and diagnostics), and government. Students complete multiple courses in Health Science, Nuclear Engineering, Physics, and others to create a well-rounded foundation of radiological health. Students interested in pursuing medical school to become a radiologist can pursue a pre-medical physics track.

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Plan of Study

 

Contact Information


hhsundergrad@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-8102

Careers

Career placement is constantly at or near 100% and individuals with a bachelor's degree have a median salary of $81,250 (Health Physics Society Salary Survey, 2013). This program trains students to design and direct radiation health safety programs associated with nuclear reactors, accelerators, radionuclides, x-rays, lasers, microwaves, and other sources of radiation; measure and control radiation in the environment, including radioactive waste management; administer radiation health programs, including medical health physics.


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