Spend time with Radiation Therapy students
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"It's a good feeling. You know you're helping people. For our patients, cancer is still treatable. If they weren't coming to us, they wouldn't be getting better."
— Kaylee Voorhies

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 60 semester hours) 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 are ARRT External Icon certified or ARRT certification eligible in radiography (X-ray) and will have an associate's degree upon enrollment.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Requires a minimum of 60 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 Electives
22
Liberal Arts or Professional Electives
8

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

Minimum grade for transfer is a "C."

A course equivalency guide for the College of Health Professions pre-requisites is available online.  Please note that applicants are not required to attend any of the colleges listed on the guide.  Prospective students will questions about pre-requisites should e-mail Student Admissions at admissfa@upstate.edu .

Admitted students will need to complete CPR certification prior to enrollment.

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 degree, registered or registry-eligible in medical radiography, CPR certification and a minimum of 60 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

* 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 pre-requisites is available online.  Please note that applicants are not required to attend any of the colleges listed on the guide.  Prospective students will questions about pre-requisites should e-mail Student Admissions at admissfa@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.