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Biomedical Physics

Biomedical Physics Coordinator – Dr. Tuan Nguyen

This specialization offers an opportunity for students to enhance their education in biology, chemistry, and bioengineering. Such students are often interested in careers in medicine, biology, biophysics, or medical physics. This specialization satisfies the general medical school admission requirements when proper choices of electives are made. 

Required courses:    

  • PHY 316
  • PHY 336
  • CHE 201 (General Chemistry I)
  • CHE 202 (General Chemistry II)
  • CHE 331 (Organic Chemistry I)
  • BIO 201 (Foundations of Biological Inquiry)
  • BIO 211 (Biology of the Eukaryotic Cell)

Students are encouraged to take at least one of the following*: BIO 231 (Genetics with lab), BIO 332 (Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with lab), BME 251 (Introduction to Biomedical Engineering), BME 311 (Physiological Systems, BME 251 is a pre-requisite), ENG 272 (Advanced Engineering Math I),  ELC  321 (Signals and Systems, ENG 272 is a prerequisite) 

* Students who are considering a career in medicine should note that medical school admissions typically require two semesters of biology with lab and two semesters of organic chemistry.


Physics Department
Science Complex, Room P123
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628


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