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Degree of BSc in Radiation Therapy

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General Information

The Department of Oncology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta offers an undergraduate degree in Radiation Therapy. The program is designed to develop a competent, critical thinking, reflective radiation therapist who effectively contributes to the care of the patient with cancer and who is committed to excellence in professional practice.

Program design support learners’ progression from knowledge through skill acquisition to synthesis and competency. It also enables the development towards achievement of the described professional qualities of a radiation therapist by thinking, communicating, and acting in increasingly sophisticated ways. This degree prepares graduates to pursue post-baccalaureate or graduate programs that may lead to advanced practice opportunities.

In addition, students will learn the foundations of research and engage in group research projects during the clinical component of the fourth year of the degree program. For admission information, see Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy .


It is mandatory that each student, after acceptance into the program, attend the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Orientation. This is scheduled immediately before the beginning of the first term.

Program of Courses

Year 1 (Preprofessional)

Program Requirements ★30

★3 from

  • 100-Level PSYCO AND/OR 100-Level SOC

For Non-University of Alberta Learners:

  • ★3 Statistics
  • ★6 Cell Biology
  • ★3 English 
  • ★3 General Chemistry 
  • ★3 Organic Chemistry 
  • ★3 Calculus Math 
  • ★6 Physics 
  • ★3 Psychology/Sociology 

Note: Preprofessional courses can be completed at any Canadian postsecondary institution, provided they are of rigor and can be given equivalent credit for the courses noted above. It is the learner’s responsibility to check that any course taken outside the University of Alberta qualifies for equivalent preprofessional credit.

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