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Physical Science (Definition)

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900.2(ll) Physical science means physics, chemistry, radiation science (including medical physics and health physics), and engineering.

  1. There are a variety of sub-specialties and corresponding degrees within the physical sciences listed in the definition. Do they all meet the requirements for a physical science degree or only certain ones?
  2. Is a degree in nuclear physics considered a physical science degree?