Our Program

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences
Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Radiation Therapy

Length of Progam

The didactic component is composed of 40 semester hours and complies with the American Society of Radiologic Technology curriculum. Some of the courses in the curriculum include Treatment Planning, Patient Care, and Radiation Therapy Physics.

Travel for clinical rotations may be required. A UNMC radiation therapy student gains clinical experience by rotating through the following cancer centers:

Degree Requirements

Required courses, totaling 40 semester hours, are completed as part of a 12-month curriculum. All required courses must be completed with a minimum passing grade of 70% unless specified otherwise in the syllabus to meet graduation requirements. A minimum total of 120 semester credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences degree, and completion of the 40 semester hours in radiation therapy for the Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate.

The UNMC radiation therapy program has a first time ARRT pass rate of over 99.9% and 100% pass rate over the last 20 years. 

Radiation Therapy is a rewarding profession with ever-changing technology and extensive patient care.  This career allows for a challenging work day as well as time for a personal life. If you feel you are a compassionate, motivated person who appreciates technical precision, this career may be for you. 

Technical standards required to be a Radiation Therapist.