BSAST in Radiation Protection

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Radiation Protection is designed for radiation safety personnel in nuclear power plants, hospitals, industrial and research settings .  The program enables mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields meet their educational and professional needs while completing a baccalaureate degree.  The degree is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
C. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • General Biology I
D. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Radiation Protection 45
A. Nuclear Physics 3
B. Radiation Biology 3
C. General Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiological Safety
  • Health Physics
  • Radiation Protection and Control
D. Radiation Measurements
  • Radiation Detection and Measurement
  • Nuclear Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Radiation Dosimetry
E. Radiation Effects
  • Radiation Effects on Materials
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radiochemistry
  • Radioisotopes Engineering
  • Radiation Biophysics
  • Radiation Interactions
F. Applied Health Physics
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Environmental Radiation
  • Radioactive Waste Control
  • Protection Standards
  • Safety Controls for Nuclear Operations
  • Quality Control
  • ALARA Principles
  • Applied Health Physics Internship
G. Radiation Protection Electives
  • Nuclear Reactor Operations & Safety
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle Hazardous Materials
  • Industrial Safety Instrument Analysis (Chemistry)
  • Heat Transfer or Thermodynamics Analytic
  • Organic or Biochemistry
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Radiation Biology
  • Radiation Protection Internship
H. Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

  • Required Courses: Nuclear Physics for Technology, Radiation Biology, Radiation Protection, Radiation Measurement, Applied Health, Physics, Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Physics I and II or Chemistry I and II, Biology I, Computer Requirement, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: College credit is awarded for NRRPT certification, Navy Basic Nuclear Power School and ACE recommended company training. The remaining credits may be earned by Guided Study, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or classroom instruction.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.


Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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