Wayne State University

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Biomedical Physics

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biomedical Physics Honors

Irvin D. Reid Honors College

The honors curriculum is designed to challenge highly motivated students through their outstanding scholastic achievement and to develop interest in research and scholarly activity by providing students with an opportunity to work with faculty members. Additional coursework is required to graduate with honors.  


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

Dawn Niedermiller, Dept Undergraduate Advisor at dniedermiller@wayne.edu  


Total number of Honors credits required (including seminar and thesis):   24 credits

Minimum GPA required:  3.30 overall, and 3.50 in Biomedical Physics courses (see list below)

List of requirements within the department that must be taken as part of the Biomedical Physics Honors Program:

Select the “honors option” in three of the following (9 - 12 credits). The choice of three courses must include at least one of these courses: PHY 4700, 5750 or 6710; and, at least one course at the 5000 or 6000 level.  Honors Option Proposal Form

PHY 2140, General Physics II (4 cr.) or PHY 2180, General Physics II (4 cr.)
PHY 3700, Mathematics for Biomedical Physics (4 cr.)
PHY 4700, Introduction to Biomedical Physics (4 cr.)
PHY 5340/5341, Optics (5 cr.)
PHY 5620/5621, Electronics (5 cr.)
PHY 5750, Biological Physics (4 cr.)
PHY/RAD 6710, Physics in Medicine (3 cr.)
PHY 6780, Research Methods in Bimedical Physics (WI) (3 cr.)
PHY 6750, Applied Computational Methods (2 cr.)

In addition to the above, the following is also required:

  • PHY 5990, Independent Research and Thesis. (3 credits)    

Two semesters of research with a faculty member. A written thesis and an oral presentation of thesis are required. The thesis plan must be approved by the BMP Program Director prior to conducting the research. Ask the Dept undergraduate advisor for more information.

  • One Honors seminar from among HON 4200 through 4280 (3 credits)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • 6 - 9 additional Honors credits in any department, as needed, for a total of 24 Honors credits to satisfy the Biomedical Physics Honors program requirement.                                                                                                     


Please fill out the top portion of this form and return to the Dept of Physics Undergraduate Advisor, Dawn Niedermiller.