The Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiography is a four-year curriculum. During the first two years the student takes general education, basic science, and business courses at the university. During the two professional years the student studies and practices the clinical application of radiography at the university's energized laboratory and at affiliated hospitals. The graduate is eligible to write the national examination for registration (ARRT). The radiographic science program has full accreditation from the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association.
The radiographic science program is designed to develop the technical skills and knowledge necessary for the student to satisfactorily function in the role of a radiographer. Learning experiences enable the student to demonstrate competency in the technical aspect of the profession as well as the human relations aspect. The program further seeks to develop the students' interests in the professional societies as well as the possibilities for continuing education.
The curriculum is designed according to essentials set forth by the American Medical Association. Under these guidelines, the student, upon completion of the program, will be able to work as a radiographer in a hospital, clinic, or private office and effectively perform his/her duties with patients in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner. Because of the rapid growth of the medical field, there is an ever-increasing need for well-trained radiographers.
Courses Which Fulfill Both Major Requirements and General Education Goals
MATH 252 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr OR BIOS 100* Introduction to Biology 1 cr BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 100*will not count toward General Education Requirements.
Other Required Courses in Liberal Arts
BIOS 307 Radiobiology 3 cr BIOS 470 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 1 cr CHEM 107 Essentials of Chemistry 5 cr PHYS 110 Essentials of Physics 4 cr PHYS 300 Medical Electronics 2 cr PHYS 321 Radiologic Physics 2 cr TOTAL: 17 cr
Business Core Requirements
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 3 cr CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr HCA 484 Health Care Personnel Administration 3 cr OR MGT 373 Personnel Management 3 cr TOTAL: 9 cr
Allied Health Core Requirements
HCA 110 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 2 cr HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr HCA 350 Human Relations in Health Care Facilities 3 cr HCA 375 Public Health Law 3 cr TOTAL: 10 cr
Radiographic Science Core Requirements
R S 105 Introduction to Radiographic Science 1 cr R S 310 Radiographic Methods I 2 cr R S 311 Radiographic Methods II 2 cr R S 312 Radiographic Methods III 2 cr R S 320 Radiographic Processing 2 cr R S 325 Nursing Principles in Radiography 2 cr R S 330 Radiographic Exposure 2 cr R S 340 Lab Practicum I 1 cr R S 341 Lab Practicum II 1 cr R S 342 Lab Practicum III 1 cr R S 375 Pediatric Radiography 1 cr R S 388 Radiation Protection 1 cr R S 389 Applied Radiography I 4 cr R S 390 Applied Radiography II 4 cr R S 410 Educational Methodology for the Health Professional 2 cr R S 420 Radiologic Facility Organization 1 cr R S 430 Radiologic Pathology 2 cr R S 441 Advanced Radiographic Methods I 1 cr R S 450 Alternate Imaging Modalities and Radiation Therapy 1 cr R S 460 Introduction to Radiographic Quality Assurance 2 cr R S 470 Advanced Radiographic Exposure 2 cr R S 480 Special Radiographic Techniques 2 cr R S 488 Clinical Internship in Radiography 2 cr R S 489 Applied Radiography I 6 cr R S 490 Applied Radiography II 6 cr TOTAL: 53 cr