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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiation Therapy, B.S.

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As a radiation therapy major with a Bachelor’s degree, you’ll have a distinct advantage over your peers with only a certification or an associate degree in the field. Your solid foundation in the sciences will support your understanding of this specialized method of treating cancer and other conditions.

Your humanities courses will foster your ability to communicate effectively with other health care providers and patients. You’ll spend your first three years on North Central’s campus, completing your liberal arts courses and prerequisites in chemistry, biology, physics and math. During your fourth year after acceptance into the program you’ll take on a clinical-based internship at the School of Radiation Therapy at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital and earn a degree in radiation therapy from North Central College

For additional information about this program, see Chemistry and Physics .

Major Requirements

Advanced Courses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Upper-level coursework taken during the 14-month clinical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital includes 34 credit hours in courses such as Management and Methods of Patient Care, Radiation Safety and Protection, Medical Imaging, Radiation Therapy Physics, Radiation Biology, Introduction to Computed Tomography, Introduction to Technical Radiation Therapy, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, Quality Management, Technical Radiation Therapy, Operational Issues in Radiation Therapy, and Clinical Practicum.

Additional Requirements for the B.S. Degree

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