The Biology department offers three undergraduate degrees in Biology, Radiation Science, and Radiation Therapy. The department is also home to two fully accredited post-baccalaureate certificate programs: Radiation Therapy and Medical Dosimetry.
Our radiation science programs prepare students for rewarding careers in the medical field, research, and graduate study n the field of cancer treatment and health sciences. Our expert faculty will work with you to tailor a program of study that helps you achieve your goals. You'll explore a multi-faceted field that integrates radiation, biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to graduate with a major in Radiation Science or Radiation Therapy.
You will begin your freshman year as a Radiation Science major, and if you are interested will have the opportunity to apply to the Radiation Therapy major in your sophomore year. Students not accepted to the Radiation Therapy major continue as Radiation Science majors and may apply the following year.
Radiation therapy is the careful administration of highly focused forms of radiation to treat cancer and other rare diseases. If you are selected for the radiation therapy program you will combine your classroom studies with hands-on clinical training at one of our partnering hospitals.
Our Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the national governing body for radiation education programs.
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