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DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES
 
Chair: Charles W. Newell (251-434-3456)
Medical Advisor: Steven K. Teplick
Associate Professor: Newell
Clinical Assistant Professor: Durick
Clinical Instructors: Jalkh, Naylor, Pohlmann
Teaching Technologists: Davis, Platt
 
Department of Radiologic Sciences web site
 
PROGRAMS OFFERED:
Certificate Program in Radiologic Technology Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
The Department of Radiologic Sciences prepares students for careers in diagnostic imaging. Although most graduates seek employment as diagnostic radiographers, many choose to specialize in advanced imaging modalities, such as mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, vascular radiography, computed tomography, and ultrasound. To meet these diverse needs, the Department of Radiologic Sciences offers a Certificate Program in Radiologic Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Sciences. The programs are described as follows:
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The certificate program requires twenty-four months for completion. Students attend two academic years and two summer sessions. The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Upon completion of the prescribed courses, students are eligible to write the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination for licensure as Radiologic Technologists.
Students graduating from the certificate program and Registered Radiographers who are graduates of other college-level accredited programs may continue their education and complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Sciences. The baccalaureate program is designed to provide graduates of the certificate program with an opportunity to expand their career opportunities in radiology as administrators, educators, and advanced imaging specialists. The bachelor’s degree requires an additional four semesters beyond the certificate program for completion. Following the completion of the bachelor’s degree and appropriate clinical experience, students may seek advanced certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE 24-MONTH CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
Public Speaking 3  
Anat and Phys I, II 8  
Composition I, II 6  
Precal Algebra 3  
Intro Computer Applic 3  
 
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67 semester hours of Radiologic Sciences courses including the following: RAD 101, 104, 107, 108, 109, 131, 201, 204, 215, 218, 265, 305, 306, 311, 320, 324, 335, 337, 394.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
1. Completion of a standard application for admission as required by the University along with the appropriate application fee.
2. Completion of Department of Radiologic Sciences application. Application deadline: May 31.
3. All applicants must take the American College Test (ACT) or have an equivalent SAT score regardless of previous educational background.
4. Submit three letters of recommendation.
5. Prospective students will be required to spend four hours in the Department of Radiology at a designated hospital prior to reporting for the personal interview. Appointments must be made through the Department of Radiologic Sciences at (251)434-3456.
6. Personal interview with members of the Radiologic Sciences Admissions Committee.
7. Applicants will be screened on the basis of past educational performance and potential for the number of clinical openings available. Therefore, acceptance into the University does not guarantee admission into the program.
 
Special Lab Fees:
Special lab fees are assessed for the following courses each semester:
RAD 131 $15.00  
RAD 201 15.00  
RAD 417 15.00  
RAD 418 15.00  
RAD 419 15.00  
RAD 430 15.00  
 
THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES PROGRAM
Enrollment in the Advanced Imaging course work is limited; thus, students should contact the department concerning the application process.
 
ADMISSION CRITERIA
1. Completed departmental application form and submission of transcripts no later than June 30 of the year for which admission is requested.
2. Successful completion of Radiologic Sciences course work.
3. Number of clinical placements available.
4. Passing score on ARRT exam.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES
Requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences include 142/147 credit hours as specified below:
I. Successful completion of the Radiologic Sciences Certificate Program or equivalent (90 hours)
II. Imaging Specialty Electives and Management Option (20/25 hours)
Students may choose one of the following:
(a) the ultrasound option - 8 courses
(25 semester hours)
RAD 417, 423, 421 - Fall Semester
RAD 418, 424 - Spring Semester
RAD 419, 425, 427 - Summer Semester
(b) two other imaging areas - 4 courses
(20 semester hours)
Vascular (RAD 401, 402)
CT Scans (RAD 405, 406)
Mammography (RAD 413, 414)
MRI (RAD 409, 410)
(c) one imaging area listed in option (b) -
2 courses (10 semester hours)
and 4 management courses (12 sem. hrs.)
MGT 300, 305, 310, 311, 340, 351, 451, 452, 454, 455, 460, 465
 
III. General Studies
Literature Elective
(EH 215, 216, 225, 226, 235, or 236)
3  
*Humanities Elective 3  
ST 210 3  
History Elective (HY 101, 102, 135, or 136) 3  
*Social Science Electives (2 courses) 6  
MUL 101, ARH 100, ARS 101, DRA 110 3  
PSY 120 3  
BLY 101, 102 or 121, 122 8  
 
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CURRICULUM FOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
First Year      
Fall   Spring  
EH 101 3   EH 102 3  
BMD 114 4   BMD 115 4  
RAD 101 4   MA 112 3  
RAD 104 3   RAD 108 1  
RAD 107 1   RAD 131 4  
  15    
15
 
 
Summer      
CA 110 3      
CIS 150 or 110 3      
RAD 109 4      
RAD 215 4      
  14      
 
Second Year      
Fall   Spring  
RAD 201 6   RAD 305 4  
RAD 204 4   RAD 311 4  
RAD 218 4   RAD 324 6  
RAD 265 2   RAD 335 2  
  16    
16
 
 
Summer      
RAD 306 5      
RAD 320 2      
RAD 337 5      
RAD 394 2      
  14      
 
CURRICULUM (ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS) FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES
Fall    
BLY 101 or 121 4  
MUL 101, ARH 100, ARS 101, DRA 110 3  
ST 210 3  
RAD Imaging Specialty Elect Or Ultrasound Track 5  
  10  
 
15/20
 
Spring    
BLY 102 or 122 4  
RAD Imaging Spec 5  
RAD Imaging Spec Or 5  
MGT Mgt Option And 3  
MGT Mgt Option Or 3  
RAD Ultrasound Track 7  
 
11/14/15
 
Summer    
History Elective (HY 101, 102, 135, or 136) 3  
Literature Elective (EH 215, 216, 225, 226, 235, or 236) 3  
PSY 120 3  
RAD Imaging Spec Or 5  
MGT Mgt Option And 3  
MGT Mgt Option Or 3  
RAD Ultrasound Track 8  
 
14/15/17
 
Fall    
*Humanities Elective 3  
*Social Science Electives (2 courses) 6  
 
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*Must complete two course sequences in Literature or History.  
 
 


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