BS Biomedical Physics

What is Biomedical Physics?

Biomedical physics is the innovative application of biophysical methods to human health and wellness. It gives us new approaches for imaging the human body and cancer treatment. Innovations from biomedical physics include CT, MRI, and PET scan imaging, proton and radiation cancer treatment therapies, and nanotherapy.

Are you interested in science, math, and medicine?  The biomedical physics major is truly interdisciplinary including areas of STEM most applicable to a career in medical science and research. Read more about careers in medical physics here.

Career and Salary Outlook

If your goal is to pursue a career in medicine, the uniqueness of this major could make your medical school application really stand out, but keep in mind that medical physics as a profession is a very rewarding career path.  Medical physicists are in high demand and command excellent salaries.  According to the AAPM 2014 survey, the median income of certified medical physicists was:

  • MS degree - $175,000/yr
  • PhD degree - $185,000/yr

Curriculum

In classes like Physics in Medicine, Biomedical Math, Biophysics, Cell/Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry, students will apply the power of STEM as an integrated whole to understanding health, preventing disease, and inventing cures. Our biophysical laboratory includes a fully-equipped x-ray apparatus with CT scan capabilities, an AFM (atomic force microscope) for nano-optics, and optical tweezers for nano-scale visualization and manipulation. 

We are excited to be the only Seventh-day Adventist university to offer this degree. We encourage you to take advantage of a strong physics program and be on the cutting-edge of an exciting profession.

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physics
A four-year course planning guide is available here [pdf].

For additional program information click here.

For a current list of course offerings click here.

Contact

Director Professor Mickey Kutzner, PhD
Phone 269-921-8670 (call or text)
Email kutzner@andrews.edu