Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics
- Design safer nuclear power plants for electricity production
- Design nuclear power systems for satellites and deep space exploration
- Design advanced nuclear reactors for hydrogen production
- Design methods for nuclear fuel recycling
- Use radiation to explore the structure and dynamics of materials
Radiation Health Physics
Radiation health physics is an integrated study of the physical aspects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, their biological effects, and the methods used to protect people and their environment from radiation hazards while enabling beneficial uses of radiation and radioactive material. A pre-medicine option in radiation health physics allows you to complete the entrance requirements for most medical schools.
What Radiation Health Physicists do...
- Develop programs to protect people from excess radiation exposure
- Manage radiation safety at nuclear plants and hospitals
- Design radiation shields for industrial and medical applications
- Design and use sophisticated radiation detection systems
- Study the effects of radiation on biological and environmental systems
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