Small quantities of radioactivity exist naturally in the soil, water, and air. Ionizing radiation is used in a variety of beneficial ways, including energy production, medical treatments, transportation safety, medical diagnoses, precision industrial measurements, quality assurance, etc. Health physicists control the uses of radiation in order to protect workers and the public from potential hazards associated with exposure to the radiation energy. The program is accredited by ABET, view our accreditation information.
The undergraduate or bachelor's program is broken into two sections: pre-engineering (2 years) and pro-engineering (2 years). Please review the undergraduate admission requirements and contact the head undergraduate advisor, Joan Stueve, with any questions.
Admission to a graduate level program requires applicants to meet standards set by the Graduate School and by the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics.