College of Health and Human Sciences
Radiation is all around us and is used to generate power, analyze samples and materials, diagnose medical conditions and treat cancer. Medical physicists work closely with physicians and patients to develop radiation therapy treatments that minimize side effects while effectively treating cancer. Medical physicists also specialize in utilizing radiological imaging to diagnose various medical conditions. Students within this major have the opportunity to complete excellent internships within industry and healthcare facilities.
Undergraduate students in Premedical Physics have the opportunity to complete an accelerated 5-year (4+1) M.S. degree in Medical Physics through the School of Health Sciences. During the M.S. degree, students must choose a track in either diagnostic (imaging) radiological physics or therapeutic radiological physics. Both of these options are professional degrees that traditionally take six years to complete and both options lead to excellent healthcare careers.