Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy (B.S.R.T.) Major in Radiation Therapy

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy (B.S.R.T.) degree with a major in Radiation Therapy requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  For more information visit: http://www.health.txstate.edu/rtt/
  2. Any student may declare Pre-Radiation Therapy as their major. Admission to Texas State does not guarantee admission to the program. Admission to the program is competitive and selective. It is recommended that students arrange academic advising at least once prior to making application.
  3. The academic sequence begins during the fall semester. Enrollment is limited by student/faculty ratios in the clinical components of the program.
  4. The deadline for submission of applications is January 15.
  5. Satisfactory completion of all general education core curriculum and a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 is required for admission.
  6. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.
  7. Completion of the application packet is required for admission.
  8. Three letters of reference and a career goal statement are required for admission.
  9. Successful interview of selected candidates with admission committee.
  10. Forty hours of clinical observation with completed evaluation on file by January 15.
  11. Students must be able to perform the 13 Technical Standards indicated by the American Disabilities Act (refer to program website or department for more information).
  12. Previous misdemeanor or felony convictions will affect admission to the program.
  13. Applicants must have a science and support course GPA of 3.0 or higher. No more than 2 attempts on any one science course is permitted. An applicant may repeat only one of the courses on this list. Courses included in the science and support course GPA computation include:
BIO 1330Functional Biology3
BIO 1331Organismal Biology3
BIO 2430Human Physiology and Anatomy4
AT 3358Clinical Pathopharmacology3
or PSY 4390N Psychopharmacology
CHEM 1341General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1141General Chemistry Laboratory I1
PSY 1300Introduction to Psychology3
MATH 2417Pre-Calculus Mathematics4
or MATH 2471 Calculus I
PHYS 1320Elementary Physics3
or PHYS 1315 General Physics I
or PHYS 1325 General Physics II
PHYS 1110Elementary Physics Laboratory1
or PHYS 1115 General Physics I Laboratory
or PHYS 1125 General Physics II Laboratory
HP 3302Biostatistics3
or PSY 2301 Introduction to Statistics
or SOCI 3307 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
or MATH 2328 Elementary Statistics
or CJ 3347 Statistics For Criminal Justice

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.
  5. To graduate with a B.S.R.T., a student must successfully fulfill the general education requirements and complete all RTT courses with a “C” or better. RTT courses are offered in a lock-step sequence. Each course is offered only once each academic year; therefore, progress in the program is affected should a student fall out of the sequence due to failure to successfully complete a course. A student who falls out of sequence (whether due to illness, course failure, or other reasons) will be delayed one year to repeat the course.
  6. A student may repeat a RTT course only once. If the student does not earn a grade of at least “C” upon repeating the course, the student cannot continue in the program.
  7. The student must meet the requirements for clinical competency as described in the Directed Clinical Learning syllabi.
  8. All students must have attained a 2.0 or higher Texas State University GPA with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA in the Radiation Therapy major to graduate.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3BIO 13313PSY 1300 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3CHEM 1341 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3 
US 110011CHEM 11411 
 13 13 9
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 24304AT 3358 or PSY 4390N3 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
MATH 2417 or 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4PHYS 1320, 1315, or 13253 
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3PHYS 1110, 1115, or 11251 
 Select one of the following:3 
   
   
   
   
   
 14 13 
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
RTT 33143RTT 33103RTT 41891
RTT 33013RTT 33023RTT 43603
RTT 33003RTT 33503RTT 42202
RTT 32202RTT 43703RTT 41201
RTT 31201RTT 32212 
 RTT 31211 
 12 15 7
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
RTT 43713RTT 43613 
RTT 43303RTT 43313 
RTT 43103RTT 42912 
RTT 42212RTT 42222 
RTT 41211RTT 41221 
 RTT 41901 
 12 12 
Total Hours: 120