Department of Health Sciences
The Health Sciences Major may be used as a pre-professional curriculum for students wishing to apply to four year baccalaureate degree programs in Radiologic Technology. The OU Health Sciences Center Department of Radiologic Technology offers a four year B.S. degree in Radiology Technology with programs in the area of Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Sonography.
Students apply to the professional phase of the program at the OU Health Sciences Center after first completing a freshman and sophomore year (or 64 hours) of general education and prerequisite courses.
SWOSU students may choose the Health Sciences Major to complete these 64 hours at SWOSU or obtain their degree in Health Sciences at SWOSU before applying to the Radiology Technology Program.
Radiation Therapists accepts responsibility for administering a radiation oncologist (physician) prescribed course of radiation therapy, providing the patient care during treatment, and maintaining treatment records. Radiation therapists also evaluate and assess treatment delivery components, evaluate and assess the daily physiologic and psychologic responsiveness of the patient, and ensure quality care for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Radiation Therapists are employed in health care facilities, including cancer centers and private offices; they are also employed in settings where their responsibilities focus on education, management, research, and sales. Salaries and benefits vary with experience and employment location but are generally competitive with other health specialties.
Programs may be 1, 2, or 4 years, depending on program design, objectives, and the degree or certificate awarded. Following completion of the baccalaureate degree, students are then eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become a BS RT(T) or (R) certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The T and R designates specialization in either therapy, radiology, or both.
|Course Requirement Information|
|Required Courses||Credit Hrs||Career Links|
|General Education||43-44 hrs|
|Minimum Hours Required for degree||120 hrs|
|Approximately 8 Semesters|
For students who enrolled at SWOSU before Fall 2004, download Course Sequence here.