Academic Prerequisites

Applicants applying to the Radiation Therapy Program at Oregon Health & Science University must have completed our prerequisites in order to matriculate into the program.

Students may apply while they are completing the admission requirements, but must complete prerequisite courses and credits prior to enrollment unless a waiver has been granted. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for admission. All prerequisite courses must be taken at another institution.

All Oregon public colleges and universities operate on a quarter system. Semester credits will be adjusted accordingly.

The Radiation Therapy Program offers unofficial transcript review and advisement for all potential students. Feel free to contact Radiation Therapy Program with any questions regarding acceptable prerequisites, or to set up a phone meeting with Program faculty.

Please note that the OHSU Radiation Therapy Program does not offer an associate degree in radiologic technology.

Tracks for completing prerequisites

For applicants or potential applicants with neither an associate degree in Radiologic Technology from a JRCERT accredited program nor a Bachelor's degree of any type, the following courses are required. Note that two English composition courses, a technical writing course and a human development are required.

All prerequisite courses must be taken at another institution.

Prerequisite Course Name
Writing 121 The College Essay
Writing (9-12 credits) Writing 122 English Composition - argue/research
Writing 227 Technical Writing
Any
Humanities (9-12 credits) Any
Any
Human Development (3 credits) Any
Social Science (9-12 credits) Other Any
Other Any
Any
Chemistry w/ lab (12 credits) Any
Any
Any
Anatomy and Physiology (12 credits) Any
Natural Sciences Any
Any
Physics 200 level (general physics, non-calculus) (12 credits) Any
Any
Nutrition (3 credits) Any
College Math Math 111 College Algebra
Math 112 Elementary Functions

For applicants or potential applicants with an associate degree in Radiologic Technology from a JRCERT accredited program, the following courses are required for admission. Note that two English composition courses, a technical writing course and a human development are required.

All prerequisite courses must be taken at another institution. Please note that the OHSU Radiation Therapy Program does not offer an associate degree in radiologic technology.

Prerequisite Course Name
Writing 121 The College Essay
Writing (9-12 credits) Writing 122 English Composition - argue/research
Writing 227 Technical Writing
Any
Humanities (9 credits) Any
Any
Human Development (3 credits) Any
Social Science (9 credits) Other Any
Other Any

These prerequisite courses are established by the state of Oregon and are required in order to complete a Bachelor's degree at a public university in Oregon.

For applicants or potential applicants with a Bachelor's degree of any type, the following courses are required. All prerequisite courses must be taken at another institution.

Prerequisite Course Name
Any
Chemistry w/ lab (12 credits) Any
Any
Any
Anatomy and Physiology (12 credits) Any
Natural Sciences Any
Any
Physics 200 level (general physics, non calculus) (12 credits) Any
Any
Nutrition (3 credits) Any
College Math Math 111 College Algebra
Math 112 Elementary Functions

Note: prerequisites may be fulfilled by courses completed with first undergraduate degree.

If you need further information or have questions regarding our admission requirements, please contact Maria Thompson or call 503-494-3445.

The OHSU Registrar has final approval of transfer credits.