Concentrations 101: Medical and Biological Physics

The Medical and Biological Physics concentration allows the Integrated Science student to explore three overlapping fields of science: medical physics, biochemistry, and soft matter physics. The student will strengthen their understanding of mathematics, biology, biochemistry, and laboratory practices as well as the physical principles that govern them. The student may choose to focus in one of the three aforementioned fields. The Medical Physics focused student will study medical imaging, radiation sciences, and health physics. The Biochemistry focus involves the study of cellular and genetic processes, molecular and pharmacological biology, and microbial life. The student focusing in Soft Matter Physics will study electricity and magnetism, optics, and computational and quantum physics. This concentration strikes a balance between theory and practice, and is perfect for the iSci student who wishes to apply their knowledge in physics to biology and medicine.