Radiation Health Physics Minor
The Radiation Health Physics program is designed to prepare students for careers involved with the many beneficial applications of nuclear energy, radiation, and radioactive materials. The Radiation Health Physics profession is essential to society’s well-being since they enable significant public benefits through energy security, national defense, medical health, and industrial competitiveness.
This undergraduate curricula is designed for students with professional interests in the field of radiation protection. This specialized field involves an integrated study of the physical aspects of ionizing and nonionizing radiation, their biological effects, and the methods used to protect people and their environment from radiation hazards while still enabling the beneficial uses of radiation and radioactive materials.
Competitive scholarships are available to incoming undergraduate students. The U.S. Department of Energy and National Academy for Nuclear Training support a number of scholarship programs each year.
World-class facilities are available for the instructional and research programs of the school. These are housed in the OSU Radiation Center and include a TRIGA Mark II nuclear reactor, the Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Research Laboratory, the Advanced Nuclear Systems Engineering Laboratory, and laboratories specially designed to accommodate radiation and the use of radioactive materials.
Minor Code: 326
Students not majoring in radiation health physics or nuclear engineering may earn the Radiation Health Physics minor, which consists of the following courses:
& NSE 235
|NUCLEAR AND RADIATION PHYSICS I|
and NUCLEAR AND RADIATION PHYSICS II
|NSE 236||NUCLEAR RADIATION DETECTION AND INSTRUMENTATION||4|
|NSE 415||NUCLEAR RULES AND REGULATIONS||2|
|NSE 435||RADIATION SHIELDING AND EXTERNAL DOSIMETRY||4|
|NSE 481||RADIATION PROTECTION||4|
|NSE 483||RADIATION BIOLOGY||3|
|NSE course at 300 level or higher||4|
Minor Code: 326