Program Tracks in Physics at Rockhurst University


We have several flexible physics tracks which give students very strong preparation in physics, tailored to the needs and professional aspirations of our students.

Read an overview, including course requirements, about our physics majors and minors.

Physics of Medicine

The Physics of Medicine track is our most popular physics track. This is excellent preparation for students interested in Physical Therapy Graduate School (DPT), Medical School (MD), Physicians Assistant (PA) School, or entering graduate programs in prosthetics or other related health careers. The curriculum is integrated with other courses in the Physics Department and at Rockhurst, and is strongly interdisciplinary, with particular emphasis on conceptual understanding. More Info

Medical Physics

The Medical Physics track (think Radiology or Nuclear Medicine) is perfect for students planning on entering Medical Physics graduate school, biomedical engineering, bioengineering or biomechanical engineering graduate school. It is so named for the profession of ``Medical Physicist'', a common career path for students. Many of these courses overlap with our Physics of Medicine courses, but this track emphasizes mathematical understanding moreso than the Physics of Medicine track. More Info

Pure and Applied Physics

The Pure and Applied physics track is perfect for students with interests in general physics and engineering. It is perfect preparation for students considering Physics graduate school, careers in patent law, high school science teaching, graduate school in engineering, or a career that prepares you for complex, quantitative problem solving and allows you a wide range of possible career paths. More Info