Biomedical Physics, BS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Breadth Courses for Biomedical Physics Major

Mathematics
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
Computational Methods
GE 1111Engineering Problem Solving and Computation4
or PHYS 1130 Computing, Data, and Science
Biology
BIOL 1111
and BIOL 1112
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
5
BIOL 1113
and BIOL 1114
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
5
Chemistry
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
5
Technical Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Statistics and Software
Introduction to Multisample Statistics
MATH 2321 to MATH 5999
PHYS 2303 to PHYS 7999
CHEM 2311 to CHEM 5999
BIOL 2301 to BIOL 5999
ENVR 2300 to ENVR 5999
CHME 2001 to CHME 4699
CIVE 2001 to CIVE 4699
EECE 2001 to EECE 5999
ME 2001 to ME 4699
IE 2001 to IE 4699

Biomedical Physics Major Requirements

Introductory Physics
Physics 1
Complete one of the following:5
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics 2
Complete one of the following:5
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
Intermediate Physics
PHYS 2303Modern Physics4
PHYS 2305Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics4
PHYS 2371
and PHYS 2372
Electronics
and Lab for PHYS 2371
4
Advanced Physics
PHYS 3600Advanced Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 3602Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 3603Electromagnetic Waves and Optics4
Biomedical Physics
PHYS 4621Biological Physics 14
PHYS 4623Medical Physics4
PHYS 4651Medical Physics Seminar 14
PHYS 4652Medical Physics Seminar 24
Advanced Physics Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Mathematical and Computational Methods for Physics
PHYS 2300 to PHYS 7999
Experiential Learning
Note: The experiential learning requirement is waived following a student presentation connected with a co-op and/or research experience. The requirement is often fulfilled by a talk at a Society of Physics Students meeting but can be fulfilled by an adequately documented presentation at a professional meeting or at an appropriate campus event. Contact your faculty advisor for additional information.4
PHYS 4996Experiential Education Directed Study4
Senior Capstone
PHYS 5318Principles of Experimental Physics4

Biomedical Physics Major Credit Requirement

Complete 97 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

135 total semester hours required

Additional Recommended Courses for Premedical School Track

In addition to the required courses for the BS in Biomedical Physics, students who are pursuing the premed/health track are encouraged to enroll in the following courses, utilizing available elective slots:

CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
and CHEM 1216
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
5
CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
and CHEM 2319
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
5
CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
and CHEM 2320
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
and Recitation for CHEM 2313
5
BIOL 2301
and BIOL 2302
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
5
BIOL 2323
and BIOL 2324

and
5
MATH 2280Statistics and Software4

Note on Biomedical Physics Plans of Study

Some required physics courses are offered in both fall and spring semesters, while other required courses are offered less frequently. Therefore, the suggested plan of study will vary from student to student, depending on the year of entry for that student. Thus, for example, a student who first enrolled in the fall of an even-numbered year should consult the plans of study listed below under Even-Numbered Year One. Those who enter in the fall of an odd-numbered year should consult the plans of study listed below under Odd-Numbered Year One.

Even-Numbered Year One

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654Vacation0Vacation0
MATH 13414PHYS 11661  
BIOL 11114PHYS 11670  
BIOL 11121GE 11114  
ENGW 11114MATH 13424  
PHYS 11614Elective4  
PHYS 11621   
PHYS 11630   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314PHYS 230524Vacation0Co-op0
PHYS 237133MATH 23414  
PHYS 237231BIOL 11134  
MATH 23214BIOL 11141  
CHEM 12114EESC 20001  
CHEM 12121Elective4  
CHEM 12130   
 17 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PHYS 360264PHYS 360044Co-op0
 PHYS 4621104PHYS 360374 
 Technical elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PHYS 531894PHYS 4623114Co-op0
 ENGW 33074Elective4 
 PHYS advanced elective4  
 Technical elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0PHYS 4651124  
 PHYS 4652134  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 135

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654MATH 23214MATH 23414
PHYS 11614PHYS 11661Elective4Elective4
PHYS 11621PHYS 11670  
PHYS 11630MATH 13424  
MATH 13414GE 11114  
ENGW 11114BIOL 11134  
BIOL 11114BIOL 11141  
BIOL 11121   
 19 18 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314PHYS 230524PHYS 360044Co-op
PHYS 237133PHYS 360264PHYS 4623114 
PHYS 237231Elective4  
CHEM 12114Elective4  
CHEM 12121EESC 20001  
Elective4   
 17 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opPHYS 4621104PHYS 360374Co-op
 PHYS 4651124Technical Elective4 
 ENGW 33074  
 PHYS advanced elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opPHYS 4652134  
 PHYS 531894  
 Technical elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 135

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654Vacation0Vacation0
ENGW 11114PHYS 11661  
MATH 13414PHYS 11670  
PHYS 11614MATH 13424  
PHYS 11621GE 11114  
PHYS 11630BIOL 11134  
BIOL 11114BIOL 11141  
BIOL 11121   
 19 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314Co-op0Co-op0PHYS 230524
PHYS 237133  MATH 23414
PHYS 237231   
MATH 23214   
CHEM 12114   
CHEM 12121   
CHEM 12130   
EESC 20001   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 4621104Co-op0Co-op0PHYS 360044
PHYS 4623114  Elective4
Technical elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 360264Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
PHYS 4651124   
Technical elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
PHYS 360374PHYS 4652134  
ENGW 33074PHYS 531894  
Elective4PHYS advanced elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 135

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654MATH 23214MATH 23414
PHYS 11614PHYS 11661Elective4Elective4
PHYS 11621PHYS 11670  
PHYS 11630MATH 13424  
MATH 13414GE 11114  
ENGW 11114BIOL 11134  
BIOL 11114BIOL 11141  
BIOL 11121   
 19 18 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314Co-opCo-opPHYS 360044
PHYS 237133  PHYS 230524
PHYS 237231   
PHYS 360264   
CHEM 12114   
CHEM 12121   
CHEM 12130   
EESC 20001   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 360374Co-opCo-opTechnical elective4
PHYS 4621104  Elective4
PHYS 4623114   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
PHYS 4651124PHYS 4652134  
ENGW 33074PHYS 531894  
Technical Elective4PHYS advanced elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 135

Odd-Numbered Year One

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654Vacation0Vacation0
MATH 13414PHYS 11661  
BIOL 11114PHYS 11670  
BIOL 11121GE 11114  
ENGW 11114MATH 13424  
PHYS 11614Elective4  
PHYS 11621   
PHYS 11630   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314PHYS 230524Vacation0Co-op0
PHYS 237133MATH 23414  
PHYS 237231BIOL 11134  
MATH 23214BIOL 11141  
CHEM 12114EESC 20001  
CHEM 12121Elective4  
CHEM 12130   
 17 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PHYS 360264PHYS 360044Co-op0
 PHYS advanced elective4PHYS 4623114 
 Technical elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PHYS 4621104PHYS 360374Co-op0
 PHYS 4651124Elective4 
 ENGW 33074  
 Technical elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0PHYS 4652134  
 PHYS 531894  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 135

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654MATH 23214MATH 23414
PHYS 11614PHYS 11661Elective4Elective4
PHYS 11621PHYS 11670  
PHYS 11630MATH 13424  
MATH 13414GE 11114  
ENGW 11114BIOL 11134  
BIOL 11114BIOL 11141  
BIOL 11121   
 19 18 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314PHYS 230524PHYS 360044Co-op
PHYS 237133PHYS 360264PHYS 360374 
PHYS 237231Elective4  
CHEM 12114Elective4  
CHEM 12121EESC 20001  
Elective4   
 17 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opPHYS 531894PHYS 4623114Co-op
 ENGW 33074Technical Elective4 
 PHYS advanced elective4  
 Technical elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opPHYS 4621104  
 PHYS 4651124  
 PHYS 4652134  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 135

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654Vacation0Vacation0
PHYS 11614PHYS 11661  
PHYS 11621PHYS 11670  
PHYS 11630MATH 13424  
ENGW 11114GE 11114  
MATH 13414BIOL 11134  
BIOL 11114BIOL 11141  
BIOL 11121   
 19 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314Co-op0Co-op0MATH 23414
PHYS 237133  Elective4
PHYS 237231   
MATH 23214   
CHEM 12114   
CHEM 12121   
CHEM 12130   
EESC 20001   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 360264Co-op0Co-op0PHYS 230524
Technical elective4  PHYS 360044
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 360374Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
PHYS 4621104   
PHYS 4623114   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
PHYS 4651124PHYS 4652134  
ENGW 33074PHYS 531894  
Elective4PHYS advanced elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 135

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 10001PHYS 11654MATH 23214MATH 23414
PHYS 11614PHYS 11661Elective4Elective4
PHYS 11621PHYS 11670  
PHYS 11630MATH 13424  
MATH 13414GE 11114  
ENGW 11114BIOL 11134  
BIOL 11114BIOL 11141  
BIOL 11121   
 19 18 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 230314Co-opCo-opPHYS 360044
PHYS 237133  Technical elective4
PHYS 237231   
CHEM 12114   
CHEM 12121   
CHEM 12130   
Elective4   
EESC 20001   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 360264Co-opCo-opPHYS 230524
ENGW 33074  Elective4
Technical elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
PHYS 360374PHYS 4651124  
PHYS 4621104PHYS 4652134  
PHYS 4623114PHYS 531894  
Elective4PHYS advanced elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 135
1

PHYS 2303 offered every fall & spring 

2

 PHYS 2305 offered every spring & summer 2 (even years)

3

 PHYS 2371/2372 offered every fall

4

PHYS 3600 offered every summer 1 & summer 2

5

PHYS 3601 offered spring (even years) & fall (odd years) 

6

PHYS 3602 offered every fall & spring

7

PHYS 3603 offered fall (even years) & summer 1 (odd years)

8

PHYS 5115 offered every fall & spring

9

PHYS 5318 offered every spring 

10

PHYS 4621 offered fall (even years) & spring (odd years)

11

PHYS 4623 offered fall & summer 1 (even years)

12

PHYS 4651 offered fall & spring (odd years)

13

PHYS 4652 offered every spring