CUGS: Health Physics

CUGS: Health Physics

Health Physics CUGS

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Health Physics provides a sequence of courses that combines Physics topics (such as nuclear, particle, and radiation physics) with necessary biological topics (such as biophysics and physiology) enabling students to pursue certification or higher degree training in the areas of Health Physics and Medical Physics.

Requirements (13 semester hours)

Course Semester hours
Molecular Biophysics (PHYS00.360) 4
Introduction to Radiation Physics (PHYS00.375) 4
Radiation: Effects and Applications (PHYS00.477) 3
Radiation Instrumentation (PHYS00.479) 2

All course must be completed with at least a 2.0 grade.  The pre-requisites for Biophysics I make this CUGS best suited for students majoring in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. It is highly recommended that students take Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH01.231) if they pursue this CUGS.