Medical Physics Major

Rockhurst's medical physics major is designed for students with a true passion for physics, mathematics and modern medicine.

Medical physicists enjoy exciting careers as physics experts working in nuclear medicine and radiology in hospitals and universities across the globe.

Medical physics professionals typically focus their work in three areas: clinical service and consultation, research, and development and teaching.

National average starting salaries for medical physicists, post graduate school, varies from $81,000 to $125,000.


As a medical physics major, you will take everything from introductory physics courses to upper-division courses such as Physics of the Body, Physics of Medical Imaging, Optics and Mathematical Modeling.

Additional courses to prepare you for a graduate program in medical physics include: Modern Physics, Calculus II and III, Differential Equations and Thermodynamics.

View the full curriculum in our online catalog.