Medical Physics

The Medical Physics major provides a unique opportunity for students to obtain a deep understanding of physics while at the same time preparing for careers in medical physics, biological physics or medicine.

The degree consists primarily of the courses taken by a physics major, plus many of those taken by a premedical student. This program is an excellent preparation for graduate study in physics, admission into medical school, or a job in biomedical engineering. Any student wanting an interdisciplinary background in both physical and biological sciences will find this major attractive.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Medical Scientist

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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Biophysicist
    • Fluids Physicist
    • Health Physicist
    • Laser Technician
    • Lawyer
    • Marine Geophysicist
    • Nuclear Engineer
    • Nuclear Physicist
    • Renewable Energy Researcher
    • Technical Writer