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    Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog 
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a major in Radiation Therapy

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Program Overview

Radiation Therapy is the use of high-energy ionizing radiation to treat cancer and some benign diseases.  The goal of radiation therapy is to damage the cancer cells’ DNA and destroy its ability to divide and grow, while sparing the surrounding normal tissue. This may be accomplished using highly sophisticated equipment to deliver external beam radiation or using brachytherapy in which radioactive sources are placed inside the patient on a temporary or permanent basis.  Radiation Therapy may be used to cure cancer or to relieve pain and other symptoms associated with cancer.

Program Contact
Kevin Kindle
Program Accreditation

Radiation Therapy
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 N.Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Admissions Information

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Progression & Graduation Requirements
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Core Areas A-E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Area F: 18 Hours

If a Physics (PHYS) sequence with laboratories has been taken in Area D, then any math or science course may be chosen to fulfill this area.

MATH 1113 - Precalculus Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)  is required in Area A, D or F. If MATH 1113 has been taken in Area A or D, then any math or science course may be chosen to fulfill this area.

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124 Hours

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