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Radiation and Health Physics (B.S.)

Join a profession devoted to protecting people and their environment from potential radiation hazards, while making it possible to enjoy the beneficial uses of radiation in medicine, energy generation, industry, and research. 

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A profession of protection

There are few radiation science graduates, and yet the demand for them is great!

The only undergraduate radiation and health physics program in PA!

In addition to basic education in physical science and other specialized courses, a radiation and health physics internship will provide you with a real-world experience beyond what you can learn in a classroom, along with career readiness and marketability. 

Career Fields

  • Industry
  • Medicine
  • Nuclear Power
  • Military
  • Environmental Protection
  • Enforcement of Government Regulations
  • Decontamination and Decommissioning
  • Education
  • Research

Why study radiation and health physics?

This latest information session previews Bloomsburg's radiation and health physics program, the application process, admission criteria, curriculum, career outlook, and program faculty.

Courses and Curriculum

CU Degree Requirements*

*Please see the CU degree requirements effective Fall 2023. All enrolled students can also review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion in Degree Works.

BL Degree Requirements*

*Please see the BL degree requirements for students who were enrolled prior to Fall 2023 and remained in the BL Program.  All enrolled students can also review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion in Degree Works.

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Bloomsburg Because

The Husky Difference

Program in PA
Bloomsburg boasts the only radiation and health physics program in PA.
College of Distinction
College of Distinction
Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, honored for its quality and high-impact practices.


Career opportunities for this program exist in a variety of places including hospitals, universities, State and Federal agencies or institutions, national laboratories, research centers, consulting companies, industries, etc. Our graduates are highly sought-after and they are employed soon after graduation, if not before.

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Radiation Safety and Protection

Radiation and Health Physics Employers

Some of the interesting workplaces our alumni have been employed include: 

  • Geisinger Medical Center
  • Talen Energy Corporation
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Department of Energy
  • Princeton University
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Michigan State University
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • University of South Florida
  • Defense Health Agency
  • Spectra Tech LLC
  • West Physics consulting company
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Landauer

Radiation Science Deep Dive

Applying to this Program


  • Application Process

    Review the step-by-step process whether you're a first-year student, transferring to BU, or more.

  • Apply Now

    Ready to apply? Great!! Start your online application here.

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