Radiological Sciences

Mission & Educational Objectives

The mission of the Radiological Sciences Program is to provide students with a quality higher education in radiological sciences and serve the community through research, teaching, and outreach.

The Educational Objectives of the Radiological Sciences Program are stated in terms of what all program graduates will be qualified to practice at the time of graduation and what most graduates will be able to achieve a few years after graduation.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with the Radiological Health Physics Option have:

  1. The technical knowledge and skills to practice health physics.
  2. An understanding of the ethical, social, legal, and professional issues faced in health physics practice.
  3. A solid foundation for graduate studies, continuing education, and life-long professional development in radiological and other physical sciences.

Graduates with a Master of Science degree in Radiological Sciences and Protection have:

  1. The technical knowledge and skills to practice health physics. 
  2. Advanced knowledge and skills in external and internal radiation dosimetry.
  3. An understanding of the ethical, social, legal, and professional issues faced in health physics practice.
  4. A solid foundation for graduate studies, continuing education, and life-long professional development in radiological and other physical sciences.
PSM-Program-Logo_optIn addition, graduates with a Master of Science degree in Radiological Sciences and Protection who choose the Professional Science Master's option also have a foundation in business administration and professional communication.

Graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physics with the Radiological Sciences Option have:

  1. The ability to conduct independent research at an advanced level. 
  2. Advanced knowledge and skills in external and internal radiation dosimetry.
  3. The demonstrated ability to advance fundamental knowledge in the field of Radiological Sciences.