Biological and Medical Physics Major

Biological and Medical Physics (BMPH)

Admission Requirements

Solving Complex Human Health Challenges

  Engage in Distinct Science Courses

Notable to the University of Guelph, students can also take a Science Communications course to develop activities to help people understand the concepts of physics.

 Improve Human Health and Medical Fields

Gain experience in modern medical imaging and clinical applications of bio-physics.

 Gain Laboratory Experience and Recognition

Our students graduate with exceptional laboratory experience, with a high rate of student award reception and authoring/co-authoring papers in respected physics research journals.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Biological and Medical Physics?

Graduates from this program possess an excellent background for careers in the expanding interdisciplinary research laboratories of government and industry, as well as a starting point for a career in medical physics, through theoretical knowledge development and hands-on research and laboratory experience.

Here are just a few careers our graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) specialist
  • CAT scan technician
  • Forensic scientist
  • Laboratory Testing Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Imaging Software Developer
  • Health Physicist
  • Health and Safety Technician

Why Biological and Medical Physics?

This major combines the best of both worlds: the University of Guelph’s strength in the biological sciences and physics concepts applied to healthcare and medical field advancements, through courses like Biophysics of Excitable Cells, Radioactivity and Radiation Interactions, Molecular Biophysics, and Clinical Applications of Physics in Medicine.

Students in the BMPH program may also be interested in studying Biomedical Science, Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, or other majors.

BMPH Course Calendar

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Biological and Medical Physics co-op is a five-year program, which includes five work terms. This co-op prepares students for their work terms by helping them develop professional attitudes and skills expected in the workplace as well as helping to build a toolkit of resume and cover letter writing as well as interview skills.

BMPH Co-op Calendar


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