HEALTH SCIENCES A.S.
CONCENTRATIONS IN THE DISCIPLINE

RADIATION THERAPY

Radiation Therapists work with oncologists to deliver radiation to tumor sights without damaging the surrounding tissues. Therapists work very closely with patients and require excellent interpersonal skills. In addition they must feel confident using computers and highly sophisticated equipment. Students are admitted to SUNY Upstate Medical University on a Fall rotation. Students are required to complete clinical rotations in at least three different radiation departments in two different locations. Clinical rotations are offered in over thirty locations throughout the area. Graduates from SUNY Upstate are eligible to be nationally certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
A. LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS
(for a Cayuga degree)
Math Elective (MATH 106, 108 or 214) 3
ENGL 270 Technical Writing 3
Other World Civilizations or The Arts Elective (Gen. Ed. Category 6 or 8) 3
History Elective (HIST 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105) 3
Natural Science Electives (Any CHEM, BIOL, PHYS, GEOL) 4
Health Elective (Any HLTH designation) 1
Physical Education Electives(Any PE designation) 2
Liberal Arts Electives (Cannot be an ART, MUSI, THA, GIS, ENGR or ELEC designation) 11
SUB-TOTAL 30
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
B. CORE COURSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
(SUNY Upstate)
BIOL 203 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 204 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
PHYS 103
OR
PHYS 200
General Physics I
OR
Physics I – Mechanics (recommended 1st sem.)
4
MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry (or higher) recommended first semester enrolled 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Behavioral or Social Science Elective (Cannot be a GIS, GEOG or ASL designation) 3
SUB-TOTAL 34