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Radiation Therapy Degree Concentration

Format: In person on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 130

The first year of the Radiation Therapy program requires students to be on campus for all didactic courses. Beginning in the third semester, the program consists of a combination of primarily online didactic courses, as well as clinical requirements. Minimal in-person attendance is required in the final three semesters but students are expected to come to campus one day a week in the 4th semester of the program.

In Georgia Southern’s Radiation Therapy program, you’ll gain experience in clinical rotations at 4-5 different clinics in Georgia and South Carolina, learning a wide variety of techniques and procedures from diverse oncology teams. Students are expected to pay for transportation and lodging associated with clinical rotations out of town. Your degree will prepare you to work with the latest state-of-the-art technologies to accurately and safely administer daily radiation treatments to cancer patients.

Clinical sites: Clinical sites in Georgia and South Carolina.
Students Accepted: 15
Program Coordinator: Laurie Adams, Ed.D.

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Clinical Obligations

Clinical education courses will be taken during the last three semesters of the program and require that all students rotate through a minimum of 3 different clinical sites. The majority of the radiation therapy clinical sites are located outside of the city of Savannah (most within a 250 mile radius from the Armstrong Campus) and all students must rotate through a clinical site in Charleston, SC. Clinical rotations require 24-32 hours per week and students are responsible for all transportation and lodging expenses when enrolled in clinical education courses. While most didactic courses are offered online in the last three semesters of the program, travel to campus will be required for didactic courses not offered online when the student is enrolled in clinical education courses.

Jobs in Radiation Therapy

A Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences with a concentration in Radiation Therapy prepares you for a variety of healthcare roles:

  • Radiation Therapist
  • Chief Therapist
  • Department Manager
  • Cancer Center Director

Additional education is required for career advancement to the following positions:

  • Dosimetrist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Oncologist

Professional Licensure

The Department of Clinical Sciences anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or national certifications: Registered Radiation Therapist, R.T.(T). ARRT and state licenses

The Department of Clinical Sciences has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the national ARRT examination to obtain Registered Radiation Therapist, RT(T)(ARRT) credentials. The department has not determined whether this program satisfies the requirements of all states and territories for the Registered Radiation Therapist, RT(T) or state licensure. Visit the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to determine the requirements of your state or territory.

Program Goals and Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Institution Name: Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus

Program Type: Radiation Therapy

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Ratenumber passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year 1-20187 of 10 -70%
Year 2-201912 of 13-92%
Year 3-20203 of 7-43%
Year 4-20215 of 7-71%
Year 5-202011 of 12-92%
Program 5-Year Average38 of 49-77.6%

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Ratenumber employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
Year 1-20187 of 8-88%
Year 2-201912 of 12-100%
Year 3-20205 of 5-100%
Year 4-20214 of 4-100%
Year 5-202211 of 11-100%
Program 5-Year Average39 of 40-97.5%

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.

Program Completion Ratenumber graduated divided by number started the program
Year-202212 of 12
Annual Completion Rate100.0%

Program Goals

GOAL 1: Students/Graduates will be clinically competent.

  • All students will demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance.
  • All students will demonstrate ability to retain and apply clinically learned skill sets.

GOAL 2: Students/Graduates will possess critical thinking skills.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to perform basic dosimetry calculations.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to perform a new treatment start.

GOAL 3: Students/Graduates will possess effective communication skills.

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.

GOAL 4: Students/Graduates will demonstrate growth in professional development.

  • Graduate will acknowledge need for professional growth.
  • Graduates will renew their membership in a professional organization.

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Department of Clinical Sciences

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

Radiologic Sciences

Phone: 912-344-2550
Fax: 912-344-3472


The Radiation Therapy program at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program has been accredited for a period of 8 years. Contact information for JRCERT is:

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304

Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of Georgia Southern University and Waters College of Health Professions, and embracing a culture of diversity and collaboration, the Radiologic Science Degree will provide students with an education that will prepare graduates to excel in the allied health disciplines of cardiovascular interventional science, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, radiography and advanced medical sonography. This is achieved by providing classroom, laboratory, and practical clinical experience in diverse healthcare settings in order to promote patient care safety and serve the workforce needs of local, state and regional communities according to the standards of the individual programmatic accreditors associated with each discipline. *

* Cardiovascular Interventional Science – JRCCVT

*Nuclear Medicine – JRCNMT

*Radiation Therapy – JRCERT

*Radiography – JRCERT

*Sonography – JRCERT

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Last updated: 6/20/2023