Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physics

The bachelor of science (B.S.) in biomedical physics is an interdisciplinary program offered in concert with the Wayne State School of Medicine. It combines classes in physics, biology, chemistry, and medical sciences.

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What is biomedical physics?

Biomedical physics is a booming field of science at the junction between medical sciences, physics, and biology. Beyond interests in the development and applications of medical technologies, it is concerned with a foundational understanding of living systems including for instance measurements and modeling of physiological processes, as well as the development and production of new pharmaceutical technologies for the production and delivery of advanced medicines. 

The program is designed to train students to use quantitative, physical science-inspired approaches to problems of the life sciences. Biomedical physics will prepare students for careers or graduate studies in biophysics, medicine, biomedical engineering, medical physics or any other field requiring physical and technological approaches to medical or biological questions.

Learn about the masters in biomedical engineering in just one more year of study beyond the undergraduate biomedical physics degree requirements through our AGRADE program.

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