Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy is a 120 semester-hour program offered in-person within the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to be a certified radiation therapist. Two years of pre-specialization coursework is offered on Main Campus. An additional two years of professional training includes coursework offered on Health Science Campus, practical laboratories and exercises offered in the Department of Radiation Oncology where the program is housed and radiation therapy equipment is located, and practical training in local radiation therapy clinics.

Students complete pre-specialization coursework in general education, foundational courses in health sciences, anatomy and physiology with lab, human pathophysiology for healthcare, medical terminology, and an advanced course in medical ethics.

Top Reasons to Study Radiation Therapy at UToledo

  1. A one-of-a-kind program.
    UToledo's Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy is the only radiation therapy program in northwest Ohio, one of just three in the state!
  2. Graduate in four years ready for a career.
    To be eligible to become a licensed radiation therapist, you need only an undergraduate degree. No more schooling is required.
  3. Learn better with your cohort.
    All radiation therapy students take similar courses, helping you build camaraderie and collaboration with your classmates.

What jobs can I get with a radiation therapy degree?

This degree trains students to become qualified radiation therapists. Like other medical specialists, radiation therapists are board certified front-line medical workers who specialize in operating the complex equipment used to plan and delivery radiation to patients. Every radiation therapy cancer center is staffed by multiple radiation therapists.

There is currently a shortage of radiation therapists in this area and around the country. This shortage has increased salaries.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at BLS.gov, the median annual salary for radiation therapist is over $98,000. That's over $47 per hour.

A big part of a radiation therapist’s job is to deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients. This is different from taking an x-ray or a computerized tomography (CT) scan as typical radiation doses required to treat cancer are much greater than the small levels of radiation delivered by diagnostic x-ray units and CTs. In addition, treating patients requires specific state licensure and board certification. The machines used for radiation therapy are typically called linear accelerators and they are complex and powerful machines that cost millions of dollars. These will be your tools to eradicate cancer from your patients.

UToledo’s radiation therapy program will prepare you for a successful career as a practicing radiation therapist.

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

UToledo's Dana Cancer Center has state-of-the-art treatment options. We have partnered with local clinics so that students receive one-on-one training from qualified therapists who want to help you learn.

Learn from the best. Radiation therapy classes are taught only by professionals who work in the field of radiation therapy. You will learn the practical skills necessary to safely and accurately deliver radiation from practicing radiation therapists in local clinics. You will learn about how treatment plans are designed from practicing dosimetrists and how x-ray imaging works from medical physicists. You also will learn how radiation interacts with cells.

63 credit hours are new classes designed specifically for radiation therapy majors. Every class in the curriculum has been selected or designed for a career in radiation therapy and will prepare you for the board exams.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

Career Services can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.





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Last Updated: 4/24/24