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Health Physics Major — Preprofessional Concentration


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Health Physics is the profession devoted to protection of the individual, population, and environment from the potentially harmful effect of ionizing and nonionizing radiation. The Health Physics program at UNLV is designed to train students for entry-level positions in health physics. Graduates also meet many of the prerequisites required for postgraduate studies in areas such as health physics, radiation therapy, pharmacy or medicine. The specific program objectives are that, upon graduation, the graduate should:

  1. Apply theoretical and practical health physics in the workplace.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the research process and its relationship to current and future health physics activities.
  3. Continue to acquire knowledge and experiences requisite to assuming a leadership role in the health physics profession.
  4. Function collaboratively with members of the health physics community and representatives from related health and safety professions.
  5. Have a solid academic foundation for graduate study.
  6. Conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner.

Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements

First-Year Seminar - Total Credits: 2-3


English Composition - Total Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Total Credits: 3


Constitutions - Total Credits: 4


Mathematics - Total Credits: 4


Distribution Requirement: Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking


Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9

Social Science - Total Credits: 9

Multicultural and International


(see note 1 below)

Total Credits: 120


Notes


  1. HPS 411 must be taken four semesters.
  2. Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.

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