Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physics California State University, Fresno
The B.S. in Biomedical Physics is an interdisciplinary program developed to provide students pursuing careers in Medical Physics and Health Physics with the necessary background in Physics, Mathematics, and Biology.
What You Can Learn
- The nature of space and time
- Why at the smallest scales nature is random
- Do research at the Large Hadron Collider to discover new particles
- Learn how physics can be used in medicine
- What’s on the other side of a black hole’s event horizon
1. Biomedical Physics Requirements (48 units)
Physics core (20 units)
PHYS 4A, PHYS 4AL, PHYS 4B, PHYS 4BL, PHYS 4C, PHYS 102, PHYS 106, PHYS 115
Biology core (12 units)
BIOL 1A, BIOL 67A, BIOL 144
Upper-division courses (16 units)
PHYS 135, PHYS 136, PHYS 137, PHYS 155, PHYS 156,
One of the two courses: PHYS 157 or PHYS 158
Additional Requirements (23 units)
MATH 75, MATH 76, MATH 77, MATH 81, CHEM 1A, CHEM 1AL, ECE 71
2. General Education requirements (48 units)*
3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing.
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
5. Total units (120 units)*
* G.E. courses can be double-counted with major requirements. Of the 48 required G.E. units, 9 units will be satisfied in additional requirements: 3 units of CHEM 1A/1AL in area B1, 3 units of BIOL 1A in area B2, 3 units of MATH 75 in area B4.
The B.S. in Physics offers preparation appropriate to employment in government and industry involving a range of activities from laboratory work to technical sales. It also offers appropriate background preparation for graduate study in physics and a large number of other fields. With an appropriate choice of electives, it provides a very strong premedical, predental, or pre-optometry program.
Beyond professional goals, the study of physics provides a deep understanding of fundamental processes which underlie our physical world and fosters methods of inquiry that promotes intelligent analysis.