Students enrolled in the Medical Physics program will obtain a bachelorís degree in physics and a masterís degree in medical physics. While obtaining the bachelorís degree, students will learn the fundamental principles of physics including elementary physics, modern physics, mechanics, computational physics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, solid state physics, and quantum mechanics.
In their last few years of study, students will focus on biophysics and medical physics courses that include topics such as modern biological physics, radiation physics and dosimetry, radiobiology, radiation oncology, methods in condense matter physics, and nanotechnology imaging in therapy. This program also requires students to gain supplemental knowledge in chemistry, biology, and electrical engineering. All courses will provide students will the necessary academic training to become a medical physicist. Students will also gain hands-on experience through laboratories and independent research topics.
Upon graduation, students will be able to enter accredited residency programs at various hospitals to become certified medical physicists. Graduates of the program can also choose to further their education by applying to Ph.D. programs in medical physics or related fields. This program can also be a great preparation for medical school if students are interested.