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Radiation Therapy

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with an area of study in Radiation Therapy is limited to licensed, registered radiation therapy technicians.  The program enables mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields meet their educational and professional needs while completing a baccalaureate degree. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The degree is a 120-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study:Radiation Therapy 45
A. Radiation and Nuclear Physics 3
B. Radiation Biology 3
C. Oncogenic Pathology 3
D. Technical Oncology 3
E. Radiation Oncology 6
F. Clinical Practice 6
G. Radiation Therapy Electives 15
H. Quality Management 3
I. Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Electives 15
Total Credits 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BS degree with an area of study in Radiation Therapy and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 28
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
  • Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
  • Physics I with Lab or Chemistry I with Lab
  • Physics II with Lab or Chemistry II with Lab
  • Certification: ARRT RT(T) or NJ LRT (copy of original certificate and current renewal card) Required Courses: Nuclear Physics for Technology, Radiation Oncology, Technical Oncology, Radiation Biology, Clinical Practice, Oncogenic Pathology, Quality Management, Current Trends and Applications
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: The certification covers almost all of the credits required in the area of study. A second certification (nuclear medicine, radiography or radiation protection) would complete the area of study.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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