Suggested Degree Pathway for Physics - Radiological Health Physics Option

For students who entered fall 2018 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.1610Honors Physics I4
PHYS.1610LHonors Physics I Lab2
ENGL.1010 /
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)23

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.1120Freshman Physics Seminar1
PHYS.1640Honors Physics II4
PHYS.1640LHonors Physics II Lab2
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
MATH.1320Calculus II (STEM)4
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)23

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.2690Honors Physics III4
PHYS.2610LPhysics of Material & Devices3
CHEM.1210Chemistry I (SCL)3
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab (SCL)1
MATH.2310Calculus III4

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.2100Intro. Modern Physics3
MATH.2340 /
Differential Equations3
CHEM.1220Chemistry II (SCL)3
CHEM.1240LChemistry II Lab (SCL)1
PHYS.2620LPrinciples of Lab Automation3
PHYS.2040Intro to Radiological Sciences3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.4810Math Methods of Rad. Science3
PHYS.4060Nuclear Instrumentation (CTPS), (QL)3
BIOL.1110Principles of Biology I3
BIOL.1170LExperimental Biology I1
HSCI.1010Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
HSCI.1030Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.4820Numerical Methods of Radiological Sciences3
MATH.3860Probability & Statistics3
BIOL.1120Principles of Biology II3
BIOL.1180LExperimental Biology II1
HSCI.1020Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
HSCI.1040Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.4010Rad Safety and Control I4
PHYS.4530Health Physics Capstone (IL), (WOC), (AIL)3
PHYS.2010Health Physics Internship3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.4020LRadiation Safety & Control II4
PHYS.4620Radiation Biology3
xxxx.xxxxRadiological Sciences Elective33
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Total Minimum Credits = 124

1Number of specified physics credits.

2The Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) are fulfilled outside the Physics major. See the DCA course listing and the SRE course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill these requirements.

3Choose from the following: 

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 4/08/2019