Medical Physics, Minor


Department of Physics

Douglas Singleton, Interim Chair
McLane Hall, Room 173
FAX: 559.278.7741

Degrees and Programs Offered

BS in Physics, B.S.
BS in Biomedical Physics, B.S.
CRED in Single Subject Credential - Physical Science
MN in Physical Science, Minor
MN in Physics, Minor
MN in Medical Physics, Minor
MN in Astronomy, Minor
MS in Physics, M.S.

Courses Offered

The Department of Physics has an active theoretical physics program that focuses on gravitational physics and field theory. We have ongoing collaborations with several international research groups including the Institute of Applied Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, the Center for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology (VNIIMS) at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, and the Universidad de Costa Rica. Our students in this area regularly attend national and international conferences to give talks, and they are active in publishing their research work in refereed journals. Several international researchers have visited our department and engaged in collaborative research, colloquia, and seminars.


Medical Physics Minor Requirements

PHYS 4A, 4AL, 4B, 4BL, 4C (11 units)
PHYS 136 (3 units)
PHYS 137 (3 units)
Choose one course from
PHYS 135 (Intro to MRI/MRS), PHYS 175T (Nuclear Medicine), or PHYS 175T (Radiation Biology)(4 units)
Total (21 units)


The Medical Physics Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.


Our faculty members are here to teach and to do research. Several faculty members have research projects involving students. Two of our faculty members do theoretical work in particle physics and field theory while others are involved with numerous different experimental research fields; some of our faculty are involved in physics pedagogy.

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