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Radiation Science (B.S.)

Department of Physics and Engineering Technology, College of Science and Technology

Effective Fall 2020

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

The Bachelor of Science program in health physics requires to graduate; students must fulfill all general education requirements and complete 120 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses required by the major as well as overall.

Required courses:

BIOLOGY.114 Concepts in Biology 1 or BIOLOGY.173 Anatomy Phys 1
BIOLOGY.411 Radiation Biology
CHEM.115 Chemistry for the Sciences 1
MATH.123 Essentials of Calculus or MATH.125 Calculus 1*
MATH.141 Introduction to Statistics or MATH.241 Probability and Statistics
PHYSICS.140 Radiological Environmental Monitoring
PHYSICS.150 Radiation Regulations
PHYSICS.201 Introductory Physics 1 or PHYSICS.211 General Physics 1*
PHYSICS.202 Introductory Physics 2 or PHYSICS.212 General Physics 2*
PHYSICS.315 Electronics or PHYSICS.316 Digital Electronics or
PHYSICS.104 Elementary Electronics
PHYSICS.360 Health Physics
PHYSICS.410 Radiation Detection Laboratory
PHYSICS.460 Applied Health Physics
PHYSICS.488 Internship in Health Physics

Electives (minimum of 6 credits)

PHYSICS.107 Applied Physics for the Health Sciences
CHEM.116 Chem for Sciences 2
A Computer Science Course
MATH.126 Calculus 2*
MATH.225 Calculus 3*
MATH.322 Differential Equations*
PHYSICS.310 Modern Atomic Physics*
PHYSICS.400 Advanced Physics Laboratory
Independent Study/Research (PHYSICS.482, 483, 488, 493, 498)
BIOLOGY.174 Anatomy and Physiology 2
BIOLOGY.208 Medical Terminology

*Courses that should be taken by students contemplating graduate school.