As a radiographer, 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.
Our accelerated program is designed for completion in three years, although you have the option to complete it in four. In your junior year, you become eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam, necessary for licensure in Connecticut and most states.
Curriculum and Requirements
BS in Radiologic Sciences Curriculum
The designated radiologic sciences course curriculum is subject to modification as deemed necessary to maintain a high-quality educational experience. Furthermore, Academic Standing and Progression Committee recommendations regarding student progression, discipline or dismissal will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
|General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
|EN 101||Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing||3|
|FYS 101||First Year Seminar||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I 1|
|RS 100||Fundamentals of Diagnostic Imaging||1|
|General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Elements of Physics 1|
|EN 102||Academic Writing and Research||3|
|RS 101||Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging||3|
|Online or on campus:|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
|Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation
and Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation Lab I
|Radiographic Procedures I
and Laboratory Practicum I
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
|Radiographic Procedures II
and Laboratory Practicum II
|Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation II
and Radiological Processing and Exposure Lab
|RS 250||Radiologic Clinical Education I||2|
|Methods of Patient Care (DMS 297)
and Methods of Patient Care Lab
|RS 253||Radiologic Clinical Education II||4|
|RS 201||Human Anatomy Imaging I||1|
|RS 260||Radiographic Physics and Instrumentation||3|
|Radiographic Procedures III
and Laboratory Practicum III
|RS 254||Radiologic Clinical Education IV||3|
|RS 318||Pathology for Imaging Sciences||3|
|RS 414||Research: Analysis and Critique (DMS 414)||3|
|RS 336||Pharmacology for the Radiographer||2|
|RS 202||Human Anatomy Imaging II||1|
|RS 215||Radiation Safety and Protection||3|
|RS 255||Radiologic Clinical Education||3|
|Advanced Radiographic Procedures IV
and Laboratory Practicum
|RS 499||Capstone (DMS 499)||3|
Students take either CHE 101 or PHY 101. CHE 110 and PHY 110 also are acceptable. Either will count as a UC elective course. Students may take CHE 101 or PHY 101 in the fall or spring semester.
- Initial placement in the English and mathematics courses is determined by placement examination and an evaluation of high school units presented. The minimum mathematics requirement is MA 275 or its equivalent.
- BIO 101– BIO 102 are required courses for the diagnostic imaging program and may be used to meet the University core sciences requirement.
- All diagnostic imaging course requirements must be completed in the appropriate semester as indicated above.
- The Radiologic Sciences program is accredited by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
JRCERT Email: Mail@jrcert.org
Student and Program Outcomes
2015 Student Outcomes
- ARRT Credentialing Examination first-time pass rate - 97%
- Job placement rate - 100%
- Program completion – 75% (33 out of 44)
- The 5-year ARRT credentialing examination pass rate from May 2011-May 2015 is 97% for first-time examinees (138 students passed of 143 students who first attempted).
- The 5-year job placement rate from May 2011-May 2015 is 96% (52 of 54 students actively seeking employment obtained jobs). Prior to May 2015, this was based on those seeking employment after earning a certificate and did not include those students continuing at the university to complete their bachelor’s degree as full-time students.
- Due to an update to the ARRT eligibility requirements effective January 2015, students must earn their degree to be board eligible. Upon graduation, students will have met the bachelor degree requirements and may actively seek employment. This statistic does not include those students pursuing graduate degrees as full-time students.
Qualifications and Requirements
The Radiologic Sciences program is a rigorous program that places specific demands on its students. As stated in the mission of the program, graduates of the program will meet the needs of the community as efficient and highly qualified professionals.
The technical qualifications set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists combined with the Program’s views provides a guide to the essential qualities necessary to pursue a career in Radiologic Sciences as well as meet the expectations of the programs accrediting body (Joint Review Committee on Education of Radiologic Technologists (JRCERT).
Students in the program will be required to verify their understanding and compliance with the technical standards, or their belief that with reasonable accommodations these standards can be met, through reading, signing and returning the form to the Program Director.
In addition students are made aware of the program’s progression policy, health requirements to attend clinical internships and fees incurred. More detailed information can be found by following the link: QU RS Program Standards and Expectations