Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physics

If you are a student that likes to combine physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry and engineering in a highly interdisciplinary program, Biomedical Physics is for you!

In the Biomedical Physics program you will use quantitative, physical science inspired approaches to problems of the life sciences.

The Biomedical Physics program is an ideal program to prepare you for Medical School, graduate studies, and careers in biophysics, medicine, biomedical engineering, medical physics or any other field requiring physical and technological approaches to medical or biological questions. 

If you have questions about the Biomedical Physics Program, please contact:

Dawn Niedermiller, Dept Undergraduate Advisor at                                                                                   or make an appointment with her at


Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for this program are satisfied by the requirements for general undergraduate admission to the University. 

Please note: A student must attain an overall GPA minimum of 'B' (3.0) for the four courses PHY 2130/2131, PHY 2140/2141 (or PHY 2170/2171, PHY 2180/2181), MAT 2010, and MAT 2020 to continue in the program and proceed with PHY 3700. Please see the undergraduate academic advisor if you have any questions.


B.S. Candidate in Biomedical Physics Degree Requirements

Candidates for the B.S. in Biomedical Physics must satisfy the College Group Requirements and the University General Education Requirements, as well as the requirements listed below. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the University and the College of Science governing undergraduate scholarships and degrees. All students will be required to maintain an overall grade point average of 'C' (2.0) for all degree work elected, as well as an average grade point average of at least 2.5 in all major and cognate requirements.

A list of Biomedical physics course specifications are available here.


Major Requirements

B.S.candidates must take a minimum of 39 credits including PHY 2130 (or 2170), PHY 2131 (or 2171), PHY 2140 (or 2180), PHY 2141 (or 2181), PHY 3700, PHY 3750, PHY 4700, PHY 5340/5341, PHY 5620/5621, PHY 5750, PHY 6750, PHY/RAD 6710, PHY 6780.


Cognate Requirements

B.S. candidates in Biomedical Physics must take MAT 1800, MAT 2010, MAT 2020, CHM 1220/1230, CHM 1240/1250, CHM 2220/2230 (or CHM 2280/2290), BIO 1500 or BIO elective, and BIO 1510.


Science Electives

B.S. candidates in Biomedical Physics must take a total of four additional science or engineering elective classes beyond the requirements listed above. At least one of these classes must come from the field of Biology. These four classes can be chosen from the following list:

BIO 2200, 2600, 2870, 3070, 3100, 4120, or higher;

CHM 2220/2230 (or 2280/2290), 5400, 5420, 5600, 6340, 6620, 6640;

PHY 3300/3310, 5200, 5500, 6400, 6450, 6600;

MAT 2030, 2210, 2150, 2350, 5100, 5700;

CSC 1100/1101, 2000, 2110/2111;

MSE 5180; BME 5010; RAD 5010.

Classes not on this list can be taken if prior approval from the Dept undergraduate advisor has been obtained.

A suggested BMP Course Sequence is available here.


Tentative Plan of Work

All BMP students should meet with the Dept undergraduate academic advisor during their first semester in the program to a) discuss their appropriate plan and b) submit the Tentative Plan of Work form to one of the advisors of the program.

Note: Any changes to this form, after submission of this form, should be communicated to one of the advisors.