As a radiographer, or radiologic technologist, you’ll provide physicians and other caregivers with a literal window into a patient’s health, revealing everything from common bone fractures and pneumonia to the presence of COPD and various cancers. You’ll leverage practical knowledge of radiology and radiation safety, as well as physics, anatomy and pathology. Through a combination of classroom, lab and clinical experiences, our program builds this knowledge as we teach you to become efficient and qualified entry-level technologists.
Our program, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, blends a classroom and lab approach. This enables you to apply your developing knowledge and skills to the care of real patients in clinical settings under the supervision of qualified technologists. The expertise you’ll gain prepares you for employment upon graduation as a radiographer in hospitals, specialty clinics and private practices.
Students are admitted to the 3-year BS in Radiologic Sciences program. In your final year, you'll be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam, a necessity for licensure in Connecticut and most states. Once licensed, your options are open for starting your career or applying to a graduate program. Quinnipiac offers an MHS in Radiologist Assistant and an MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership for those who wish to pursue a more advanced degree and gain a competitive edge in the health care industry.