About the Bachelor of Science - Radiologic Sciences
The B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences offers individuals the opportunity to pursue three separate concentrations—advanced clinical/health management concentration for the associate degree radiographer, diagnostic medical sonography, and radiation therapy. Diagnostic medical sonography and radiation therapy are open to individuals with either a health professional A.S. degree background or a non-health professions background.
Program Mission and Goals
The BS Program in Radiologic Sciences is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers in the medical field. The program has set forth the following goals:
1. To graduate professionals who demonstrate: a) clinical competence, b) effective communication skills, c) critical thinking and problem solving skills, d) and professional values.
2. To provide the medical community with radiographers qualified to perform advanced procedures in cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging technology and/or picture archiving and communication systems and individuals with entry level skills in diagnostic medical sonography and radiation therapy.
3. To involve students in professional continuing education activities in an effort to instill a desire for lifelong learning.
4. To involve the student in the community we serve.
To graduate, the student must satisfactorily complete 122 credit hours to include 92 credit hours of prerequisite and general education courses and 30 credit hours of professional courses. All professional courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. All course work must be completed in compliance with academic and professional policies of the program and school.
Program Admission Process
Applicants for admission to the program will be expected to:
Apply and be admitted to Indiana University Northwest.
Provide evidence of registration or registration eligibility with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all radiography courses.
Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale for all course work.
Maintain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all stated prerequisite courses.
Participate in a personal interview.
Preselect an area of clinical concentration.
Preference is given to applicants who are Indiana residents and/or to applicants who complete the majority of applicable course work at a college or university in Indiana.
If you are a registered radiographer but do not possess an associate degree in radiography, other ways of obtaining credit are available through Indiana University Northwest. They include the following:
Credit by credential: Up to 24 credit hours for performance on pertinent sections of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Exam are awarded - provided the student achieved a minimum section score of 7.5.
Credit by experience: Up to 15 credit hours of clinical experience can be awarded when appropriate documentation is submitted. A student may receive 10 credit hours upon documentation of graduation from a CAHEA-accredited certificate radiography program. An additional 1 credit hour for every two years of post registration full-time equivalent work experience may also be granted up to a maximum of 5 credit hours.
Credit examination: The student must successfully complete examination (s) prepared by campus program faculty. This option is available only after credit by credential/experience mechanisms have been applied.