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.

Degree requirements for the Radiation Therapy in the Health Sciences A.S. program
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 General Education
OR
The Arts General Education
3
HIST 101
OR
HIST 102
OR
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Western Civilization I
OR
Western Civilization II
OR
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
Natural Science Electives (Any CHEM, BIOL, PHYS, GEOL) 4
Health Elective 1
Physical Education Electives) 2
Liberal Arts Electives (Cannot be an ART, MUSI, THA, GIS, ENGR or ELEC designation) 11
SUB-TOTAL 30
B. CORE COURSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS (SUNY Upstate)
BIOL 203 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 204 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
PHYS 103
OR
PHYS 200
OR
PHYS 201
General Physics I
OR
Physics I – Mechanics
OR
Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism
recommended first semester enrolled
4
MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry (or higher)
recommended first semester enrolled
3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
Behavioral or Social Science Elective (Cannot be a GIS, GEOG or ASL designation) 3
SUB-TOTAL 34
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64