BS in Radiologic Sciences

As vital members of the diagnostic health care team, radiologic technologists use sophisticated medical imaging technology and examination practices to detect a range of injuries and illnesses, ensuring accurate patient diagnoses and treatments.

Program Overview

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 101
& 101L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
4
EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 3
FYS 101 First Year Seminar 3
MA 275 Biostatistics 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
CHE 101
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I 1  
UC elective
 
RS 100 Fundamentals of Diagnostic Imaging 1
 Credits17-18
Spring Semester
BIO 102
& 102L
General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II
4
Select one of the following: 3-4
PHY 101
Elements of Physics 1  
UC elective
 
EN 102 Academic Writing and Research 3
UC elective 3
RS 101 Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 3
 Credits16-17
Summer Semester
Online or on campus:  
UC elective 3
UC elective 3
 Credits6
Sophomore
Fall Semester
BIO 211
& 211L
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
4
UC elective 3
RS 241
& 241L
Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation
and Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation Lab I
4
RS 212
& 212L
Radiographic Procedures I
and Laboratory Practicum I
4
UC elective 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
BIO 212
& 212L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
RS 222
& 222L
Radiographic Procedures II
and Laboratory Practicum II
5
RS 242
& 242L
Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation II
and Radiological Processing and Exposure Lab
4
RS 250 Radiologic Clinical Education I 2
RS 297
& 297L
Methods of Patient Care (DMS 297)
and Methods of Patient Care Lab
3
 Credits18
Summer Semester
RS 253 Radiologic Clinical Education II 4
UC elective 3
 Credits7
Junior
Fall Semester
RS 201 Human Anatomy Imaging I 1
RS 260 Radiographic Physics and Instrumentation 3
RS 232
& 232L
Radiographic Procedures III
and Laboratory Practicum III
5
RS 254 Radiologic Clinical Education IV 3
RS 318 Pathology for Imaging Sciences 3
RS 414 Research: Analysis and Critique (DMS 414) 3
 Credits18
J-term
RS 336 Pharmacology for the Radiographer 2
 Credits2
Spring Semester
(Graduate)  
UC Capstone 3
RS 202 Human Anatomy Imaging II 1
RS 215 Radiation Safety and Protection 3
RS 255 Radiologic Clinical Education 3
RS 290
& 290L
Advanced Radiographic Procedures IV
and Laboratory Practicum
4
RS 499 Capstone (DMS 499) 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits119-121
1

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.

  1. 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.
  2. BIO 101BIO 102 are required courses for the diagnostic imaging program and may be used to meet the University core sciences requirement.
  3. All diagnostic imaging course requirements must be completed in the appropriate semester as indicated above.
  4. 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

    Website:  http://www.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)

Five Year Statistics

  • 5-year average ARRT Credentialing Examination First Time Pass Rate - 97%
  • 5-year average Job Placement Rate - 96%
  • The 5-year ARRT credentialing examination pass rate from May 2011- May 2015 is 97% for first time examinees (138 students passed out of 143 students who first attempted)
  • The 5-year job placement rate from May 2011 - May 2015 is 96 percent of those seeking employment. The cohort for determining this percentage is based on those seeking employment as radiographers and does not include those continuing at Quinnipiac University to complete the bachelor's degree 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