New: B.S. (Health Physics Concentration)

The program is designed for those students who have interests in physics of health. This program prepares undergraduate students for careers as a worker in university, industrial, medical, and government laboratory settings. Students successfully completing this degree program will have satisfied the standard undergraduate requirements for admission to graduate programs in physics, medical physics, and health physics.

For course requirements, please refer to FIU physics undergraduate program catalogue. Health physics is on page 2 of the catalogue.

Lower Division Preparation

These are required courses/common prerequisites (30)

Course Description Credits Prerquisite Offered
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I 3 None Fa, Sp, Sum
CHM 1045L General Chemistry Lab I 1 CHM 1045 (co) Fa, Sp, Sum
CHM 1046 General Chemistry II 3 CHM 1045, CHM 1045L Fa, Sp, Sum
CHM 1046L General Chemistry Lab II 1 CHM 1046 (co) Fa, Sp, Sum
MAC 2311 Calculus I 4 MAC 1114 or MAC 2147 or placement test Fa, Sp, Sum
MAC 2312 Calculus II 4 MAC 2311 Fa, Sp, Sum
MAC 2313 Multivariable Calculus 4 MAC 2312 Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I 4 MAC 2311 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2048L General Physics Lab I 1 PHY 2048 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II 4 PHY 2048 Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2049L General Physics Lab II 1 PHY 2049 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum

To qualify for adminssion into the program, FIU undergraduates must have met all lower division requirements including CLAST, completed 60 semester hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the program.

Additional Lower Division Requirements (8)

Course Description Credits Prerquisite Offered
PHY 1033 First-Year Physics Seminar 1 None Fa, Sp
MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3 MAC 2312 Fa, Sp, Sum
BSC 1010 General Biology I 3 Fa, Sp, Sum
BSC 1010L General Biology I Lab 1 Fa, Sp, Sum

Upper Division Program (60 total hours, 40 hours must be 3000 level or above)

Below are the required upper division courses

Course Description Credits Prerquisite Offered
PHY 3106 Modern Physics I 3 PHY 2049 Fa, Sp
PHY 3802L Intermediate Physics Lab I 3 PHY 3106 (pre or co) Fa, Sp
PHZ 3113 Methods in Theoretical Physics 3 MAC 2313 Sp
PHY 3513 Thermodynamics 3 PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4221 Intermediate Classical Mechanics I 4 MAC 2313,PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4323 Intermediate Electromagnetism I 3 MAC 2313,PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4324 Intermediate Electromagnetism II 3 PHY 4323 Sp
PHY 4604 Quantum Mechanics I 3 PHY 3107, MAP 2302, MAC 2313, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4605 Quantum Mechanics II 3 PHY 4604 Sp
PHY 4821L Advanced Physics Lab 3 PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Sp
PHZ 3360 Introduction to Radiation Protection 1
PHZ 3308 Applications of Nuclear Physics 3
PHZ 3361 Radiation Detection and Measurement 3
Electives 19

Recommended Electives

Course Description Credits
PHZ 4710 Introduction to Biophysics 3
PCB 3063Genetics 3
PCB 3063LGenetics Lab1
PCB 4023Cell Biology3