Suggested Degree Pathway for Physics - Radiological Health Physics Option

For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.1610 Honors Physics I 4
PHYS.1610L Honors Physics I Lab 2
ENGL.1010/ HONR.1100 College Writing I/FYSH (CW) 3
MATH.1310 Calculus I (MATH) 4
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)2 3
Total 16(61)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.1120 Freshman Physics Seminar 1
PHYS.1640 Honors Physics II 4
PHYS.1640L Honors Physics II Lab 2
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW) 3
MATH.1320 Calculus II (STEM) 4
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)2 3
Total 17(71)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.2690 Honors Physics III 4
PHYS.2610L Physics of Material & Devices 3
CHEM.1210 Chemistry I (SCL) 3
CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.2310 Calculus III 4
Total 15(71)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.2100 Intro. Modern Physics 3
MATH.2340/2360 Differential Equations 3
CHEM.1220 Chemistry II (SCL) 3
CHEM.1240L Chemistry II Lab (SCL) 1
PHYS.2620L Principles of Lab Automation 3
PHYS.2040 Intro to Radiological Sciences 3
Total 16(91)

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4810 Math Methods of Rad. Science 3
PHYS.4060 Nuclear Instrumentation (CTPS), (QL) 3
BIOL.1110 Principles of Biology I 3
BIOL.1170L Experimental Biology I 1
HSCI.1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
HSCI.1030 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
Total 14(61)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4820 Numerical Methods of Radiological Sciences 3
MATH.3860 Probability & Statistics 3
BIOL.1120 Principles of Biology II 3
BIOL.1180L Experimental Biology II 1
HSCI.1020 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
HSCI.1040 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 17(31)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4010 Rad Safety and Control I 4
PHYS.4530 Health Physics Capstone (IL), (WOC), (AIL) 3
PHYS.2010 Health Physics Internship 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 16(101)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
PHYS.4020L Radiation Safety & Control II 4
PHYS.4620 Radiation Biology 3
PHYS.4240 Environmental Health Physics 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
Total 13(101)

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.

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 website 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: 10/13/2017