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Medical Physics (BSc (Hons))

Is It for You?

Combine interests in medicine and physics to explore the ways in which physics is applied in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. Apply physics based concepts and methodologies to procedures such as medical imaging, radiation therapy, radiation protection and dosimetry. Enter this unique field and make a difference in health care and medicine.

This is one of three bachelor of science programs that share a one-year foundation.

 Faculty
Faculty of Science

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Five-Year Co-op

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

 Grade Range
72-74%*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Co-op Option
Yes

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

James Gräfe

Making Radiation Treatment Better

By Dana Yates

"Four days of the work week, James Gräfe is based at Ryerson University, where he's a professor in the Department of Physics. On the remaining day, though, he can be found at a local hospital, where as a clinical medical physicist, he ensures cancer patients receive the correct dose of radiation, precisely where it's needed to treat their disease."

Read more about medical physics research

Distinctive Learning

Academic connection to hospitals; paid co-op option; latest approaches and state-of-the-art medical technologies; fourth-year thesis project; practical training with modern techniques.

After Graduation

Unite knowledge, hands-on learning and problem solving capabilities to provide new solutions and practices in areas such as health care, medical industry and business organizations; enterprises engaged in the application of physics and technology; biomedical research and development; radiation exposure testing; cancer diagnosis, treatment and management services. Pursue graduate studies (MSc and PhD) in medical/ health physics or related areas or a professional degree program in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, business, law or education.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,639 - $10,483
International Fees Range: $25,986 - $26,046

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Two of: Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U)
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.
  • Completion of all three science courses is recommended.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

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