Radiation Therapy / Bachelor of Science 3 + 1 Program

Total Credit Hours: 135

Major Credit Hours: 92

A grade of “C-” or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.

It is the policy of the Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for professional school applications only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 by the time they complete BIOL 42200 Human Anatomy and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional or graduate school is solely determined by the admission committee of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.

Radiation Therapy majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum grade of “C-” after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

Students are required to shadow, observe an RT, for a day at Northwestern Memorial Hospital or show proof of such activity at another medical facility before applying to the program.

Degree Requirements

Program: BS-RADT-1

II. Recommended

BIOL-35500Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

3

BIOL-42600Immunology

3

I. Core Courses (57)

BIOL-11000General Biology 1

4

BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11500General Biology 2

4

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22000Genetics

4

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22400General Microbiology

4

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL-33500Advanced Clinical Physiology

3

BIOL-33600Case Studies in Human Physiology

1

BIOL-42200Human Anatomy

3

BIOL-42300Functional Human Anatomy Lab

1

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHEM-22000Organic Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-22100Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

1

MATH-20000Calculus 1

4

-OR

MATH-21100Calculus for the Life Sciences

4

PHYS-20000College Physics 1

4

PHYS-20100College Physics 1 Lab

1

PHYS-20500College Physics 2

4

PHYS-20600College Physics 2 Lab

1

III. Students must complete the Professional Phase of the program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. (35)

BIOL-32900Technical Radiation Oncology 1

2

BIOL-33100Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy 1

3

BIOL-33300Pathology/Sectional Anatomy

2

BIOL-33400Radiation Therapy Physics 1

2

BIOL-33700Clinical Practicum 1

3

BIOL-33800Medical Terminology

0-3

BIOL-33900Medical Imaging/Processing

2

BIOL-34000Management and Methods of Patient Care 1

1-3

BIOL-34200Radiation Safety and Protection

2-3

BIOL-43100Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy 2

3

BIOL-43300Radiation Therapy Physics 2

2

BIOL-43400Quality Management

2

BIOL-43600Operational Issues in Health Care Environment

1-2

BIOL-43700Clinical Practicum 2

3

BIOL-44200Computed Tomography and Cross-Sectional Anatomy

2

BIOL-45200Radiation Biology

1-2

BIOL-45700Technical Radiation Oncology 2

2

(Radiation Therapy students enroll in BIOL 45200 Radiation Biology for two credit hours.)

IV. General Education Credits (43)

VI. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1