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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, Cooper, Pohlmann, Brewer
Teaching Technologists: Davis, Platt
 
Department of Radiologic Sciences web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/alliedhealth/radiologicsciences/
 
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, ultrasound, and radiation therapy. 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 (CA 110) 3 hours  
Anat and Phys I, II (CLS 114, CLS 115) 8 hours  
Composition I, II (EH 101, EH 102) 6 hours  
Precal Algebra (MA 112) 3 hours  
Intro Computer Applic (CIS 110 or CIS 150) 3 hours  
AHP 101
2 hours
 
 
25 hours
 
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 Department of Radiologic Technology certificate application. The application, reference forms, and revised question and answer packet are available on the web at
www.southalabama.edu/alliedhealth/radiologicsciences.
2. Application deadline is May 15th.
3. Submit official ACT or SAT scores regardless of previous educational background. If individual scores for Math, English and Natural Science on the ACT are below 18, it is strongly advised that the test be retaken.
4. Submit three completed reference forms.
5. Submit official transcripts (all previous college transcripts, and high school transcript if one has completed less than 30 semester hours of college level work).
6. Minimum 2.0 GPA is required. For students who are attending/or have attended USA, the USA GPA will be used. GPAs from outside courses are not averaged into the USA GPA.
7. Prospective students will be required to spend four hours in the Department of Radiology at a designated hospital prior to the personal interview.
8. Personal interview with members of the Department of Radiologic Sciences Admissions Committee.
9. A short writing assignment will be given to each candidate on the day of their interview.
10. Following notification of acceptance to the program, applicants will receive information regarding the completion of a personal background check and a drug screening test.
11. 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 to the program.
12. Radiation Therapy: Applicants must complete 9 hours of general study coursework from the Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Literature electives as a prerequisite for admission.
 
Core Performance Standards are fundamental tasks and skills that are required for successful completion of the program. They have been outlined and are available upon request.
 
Special Lab Fees:
Special lab fees are assessed for the following courses:
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 visit the web site at www.southalabama.edu/alliedhealth/radiologicsciences for information on the B. S. program and requirements for application.
 
ADMISSION CRITERIA
1. Successful completion of the Radiologic Technology Certificate program (90 semester hours) or another college-based program.
2. Admission to the University of South Alabama.
3. Completion of the ARRT examination with a passing score prior to the end of the first semester of the BS program.
4. Submit official ACT or SAT scores regardless of previous educational background.
5. Completed departmental application form and submission of transcripts no later than May 15th of the year for which admission is requested.
6. Submit three completed reference forms available on web site.
7. Minimum of 2.0 GPA.
8. Personal interview with members of the Department of Radiologic Sciences Admissions Committee.
9. A short writing assignment will be given to each candidate on the day of their interview.
10. Following notification of acceptance to the program, applicants will receive information regarding the completion of a personal background check and a drug screening test.
11. Applicants will be screened on the basis of past educational performance, review of Radiologic Technology course work and the number of clinical openings available. Therefore, acceptance into the University does not guarantee admission to the program.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES
Requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences include the courses 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
(28 semester hours)
RAD 417, 421, 423 - 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 (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, MGT 305, MGT 310, MGT 311, MGT 340, MGT 351, MGT 451, MGT 452, MGT 454, MGT 455, MGT 460, MGT 465
(d) The radiation therapy option - 12 courses
(42 semester hours)
RAD 441, 446, 448, 450  - fall semester
RAD 442, 452, 455 - spring semester
RAD 443, 453, 456 - summer semester
RAD 444, 458 - fall semester
 
For students completing a certificate program at another college:
Students must complete at least 15 hours of upper division (300/400 - level) courses at USA in the major. In addition, two "W" (writing component) courses as well as 32 hours of upper division courses must be taken at USA.
 
III. General Studies
Literature Elective
(EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, or EH 236)
3  
*Humanities Elective 3  
ST 210 3  
History Elective (HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, or HY 136) 3  
*Social Science Electives (2 courses) 6  
MUL 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 240, ARH 242, ARS 101, DRA 110 3  
PSY 120 3  
BLY 101, BLY 102 or BLY 121, BLY 122 8  
 
32
 
* must complete a 2 course sequence in literature or history
 
CURRICULUM FOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
First Year      
Fall   Spring  
EH 101 3   EH 102 3  
CLS 114 4   CLS 115 4  
RAD 101 4   MA 112 3  
RAD 104 3   RAD 108 1  
RAD 107 1   RAD 131 4  
AHP 101 2    
15
 
 
17
   
 
 
Summer      
CA 110 3      
CIS 150 or CIS 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/BLY 101L or BLY 121/BLY 121L 4  
ST 210 3  
RAD Imaging Spec and 5  
RAD Imaging Spec or 5
MGT Mgt Option or 3
RAD Ultrasound Track or
11
 
RAD Radiation Therapy Track
11
 
15-18
 
Spring    
BLY 102/BLY 102L or BLY 122/BLY 122L 4  
MUL 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 240, ARH 242, ARS 101, DRA 110 3  
RAD Imaging Spec and 5  
RAD Imaging Spec or 5  
MGT Mgt Option or 3  
RAD Ultrasound Track or
8
 
RAD Radiation Therapy Track
10
 
15-17
 
Summer    
History Elective (HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, or HY 136) 3  
Literature Elective (EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, or EH 236) 3  
PSY 120 3  
MGT Mgt Option or 3  
RAD Ultrasound Track or
9
 
RAD Radiation Therapy Track
11
 
9-20
 
Fall    
*Humanities Elective 3  
*Social Science Electives (2 courses) 6  
MGT Option 3  
RAD Radiation Therapy Track
10
 
9-19
 
*Must complete a two course sequence in Literature or History.  
 
 
 


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