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Minor in Medical and Health Physics

This minor is designed for students interested in the biological effects of radiation in medical utilization and in occupational health and safety. Two other nuclear minors are offered within the College of Engineering:

These minors are open to students in a variety of colleges and all disciplines of engineering.


  • Minimum of 15 credit hours from the course list below
  • At least college algebra
  • Two semesters of college physics


  • NU ENG 2201:  Applications of Nuclear Technology to Society (3)
  • NU ENG 4303: Radiation Safety (3)
  • NU ENG 4319:  Physics and Chemistry of Materials (3)
  • NU ENG 4328:  Introductory Radiation Biology (3)
  • CHEM 4170: Medicinal Chemistry (3)
  • NUC MED 3256:  Clinical Nuclear Medicine I (2)
  • NUC MED 4329: Radiopharmaceuticals In Nuclear Medicine (3)
  • BIO ENG 4570:  Biomedical Imaging (3)
  • NU ENG 4391: Nuclear Radiation Detection (co-taught with CHEM 4600) (3)
  • BIO CHEM 3630:  General Biochemistry (3)


Research Focus
  • Nuclear plasma and beam science
  • Material science
  • Pulsed power

Research Focus
  • RF effects on electrical and biological systems
  • Switches for high-powered applications
  • TH3, fractal antennas, matamaterials