Minor in Medical/Health Physics

The Minor in Medical/Health Physics is one of three minors offered within the Nuclear Engineering academic curriculum to provide students the opportunity to obtain education and training in the nuclear sciences. It is designed for students from Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or related discipline who are interested in the biological effects of radiation in medical utilization and in occupational health and safety.


The minor requires a minimum of 15 credits of course work. As background preparation, the student must have had the prerequisites of a minimum of college algebra and two semesters of college physics.

Required courses:
NU_ENG 4303Radiation Safety3
NU_ENG 4328Introductory Radiation Biology3
NU_ENG 4391Nuclear Radiation Detection3
or CHEM 4600 Introduction to Radiochemistry with Lab
Select additional courses from the below options:
NU_ENG 2201Topics in Nuclear Engineering3
NUCMED 3256Clinical Nuclear Medicine I2
CHEM 4170Medicinal Chemistry3
NU_ENG 4319Physics and Chemistry of Materials3
NUCMED 4329Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine3
BIOL_EN 4570Fluorescent Imaging3
BIOCHM 3630General Biochemistry3