Prerequisites: Radiation Therapy

SUNY Upstate is an upper-division transfer college specializing in health care careers. Students applying to our bachelors programs take the prerequisite courses (minimum 53 semester hours for Radiation Therapy) at another college and then complete their junior and senior years of the bachelors degree at Upstate for their program of study.

"Am I a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) applicant?"

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) applicants enter with a liberal arts background. An associate's degree is not required, but welcome.
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) applicants upon enrollment at SUNY Upstate are ARRT certified in radiography (X-ray) and have an associate's or bachelor's degree.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Requires a minimum of 53 semester hours including:

Semester Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I with lab*
3-4
Anatomy & Physiology II with lab*
3-4
General Physics with Lab**
4
General Chemistry I
4
College Algebra or Pre-calculus or Calculus ***
3
English Composition
3
English Elective
3
Psychology
3
Sociology
3
Social Science elective
3
Liberal Arts or Science Electives
19-21
Total Prerequisites
53
Examples of: Liberal Arts & Science Electives

 

Or one semester of Anatomy with lab and one semester of Physiology with lab
** Physics can be algebra or calculus based
*** Pre-calculus and General Physics II are highly recommended

Minimum grade for transfer is a "C."

A course equivalency guide for the College of Health Professions prerequisites is available online.  Please note that applicants are not required to attend any of the colleges listed on the guide.  Prospective students with questions about prerequisites should e-mail Student Admissions at admiss@upstate.eduPlease identify the program you are inquiring about in the subject line of your email so that we can best advise you.

Admitted students must complete CPR for the Healthcare Provider by November of their junior year.

Shadowing a Radiation Therapist is required for entry into the program.  Contact your local hospital or cancer center to set up a shadowing experience.  If you need further information about shadowing, please email radther@upstate.edu

Radiation Therapy is a fall entry program. Applications open September 1 and admission is on a rolling basis until the program fills. For information about applying to the Radiation Therapy (BS) program.



Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS)

Requires:
Associate's or bachelor's degree, registered medical radiographer (X-ray) and a minimum of 53 semester hours including:

Semester Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I with lab*
3-4
Anatomy & Physiology II with lab*
3-4
English Composition
3
College Algebra or Pre-calculus or Calculus I**
3
Psychology
3
Sociology
3
Liberal Arts Electives
3
Total Prerequisites
53

 

Or one semester of Anatomy with lab and one semester of Physiology with lab
** Pre-calculus is highly recommended

Minimum grade for transfer is a "C."

A course equivalency guide for the College of Health Professions prerequisites is available online.  Please note that applicants are not required to attend any of the colleges listed on the guide.  Prospective students with questions about prerequisites should e-mail Student Admissions at admiss@upstate.eduPlease identify the program you are inquiring about in the subject line of your email so that we can best advise you.

Admitted students must complete CPR for the Healthcare Provider by November of their junior year.

Shadowing a Radiation Therapist is required for entry into the program.  Contact your local hospital or cancer center to set up a shadowing experience. If you need further information about shadowing, please email radther@upstate.edu

Radiation Therapy is a fall entry program. Applications open September 1 and admission is on a rolling basis until the program fills.  For information about applying to the Radiation Therapy (BPS) program.

 

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