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Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Department of Radiologic Sciences
 
 
 
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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences

ACCREDITATION:
The radiography and radiation therapy programs are fully accredited by:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300

PRE-PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT:
The minimum course requirements to enter the Bachelor's program are shown in the Model Curriculum below. Applicants MUST complete the model curriculum requirements PRIOR to admission to the Fall Semester.



REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES


Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Class Hours   Class Hours
English Composition (EH 101)
3
English Composition II (EH 102)
3
Biology Elective (BLY 101 or 121) w/lab
4
Biology Elective (BLY 102 or 122) w/lab
4
Psychology (PSY 120)
3
Humanities Elective
3
Public Speaking (CA 110)
3
History Elective*
3
Social Science Elective
3
Pre-Cal Algebra (MA 112)
3
CIS 010 Computer Proficiency
0
 
Total Hours
16
Total Hours
16
 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Class Hours   Class Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I (BMD 114)
4
Anatomy & Physiology II (BMD 115)
4
Literature Elective*
3
Fine Arts Elective
3
Intro to Computer App (CIS 150)** or General Elective
3
General Elective
Physics (PH 104 or 114)
3
4-5
Social Science Elective
3
 
Statistics (ST 210)
3
 
Total Hours
16
Total Hours
14-15

*Must complete a two course sequence in either Literature or History.
**May take CIS 010 (Computer Proficiency) and if successful, may take a general elective instead of CS 150.

For a complete listing of the elective options, CLICK HERE.



PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT:
The professional component (junior and senior years) consists of two years of academic and clinical study in Radiologic Sciences. The program is six semesters in length, including two summer terms. All candidates must have satisfied the pre-professional component to qualify for the degree-seeking professional component, but completion of that component does not guarantee admission to the professional component. Enrollment in the professional component is limited by the number of clinical positions available. During the professional component, students must be prepared to travel up to 90 miles from campus in order to participate in the clinical education component of the curriculum.

Junior Year - 41 semester hours
Senior Year - 35-42 semester hours based on educational track followed.



Click here for Model Curriculum for Professional Component.


For a complete description of the various educational tracks offered and course descriptions, see the University Bulletin.

TRANSFER STUDENTS:
Students may transfer no more than 60 semester hours from a community college. To earn a B.S. degree, students must complete a minimum of 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction in upper-level courses (300,400) at USA, and must complete 15 semester hours in the major. Two "W" (writing component) courses must also be taken at USA.

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OPTIONS IN ADVANCED IMAGING MODALITIES FOR RADIOGRAPHERS

Graduates of associate degree accredited radiography programs wishing to complete advanced modality courses in mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), vascular radiography, radiology administration, or ultrasound are required to meet the admissions requirements excluding requirements #1 and #9 above. Note that a radiation therapy certificate is not offered. Students who complete the certificate track may later continue their education to meet bachelor degree requirements.
Options Available to Continuing Education/B.S. Seeking Radiographers:

  • Option A:
    Take two (2) modalities listed below, or up to two (2) modalities and Radiology Administration.

    Beginning Fall 2012, pre-professional (general education) requirements for the B.S. degree do not have to be completed prior to admissions. Students may
    • Complete only the modality-specific courses to earn a certificate in the modality.
    • Take modality-specific courses simultaneously with pre-professional (general education) courses.
    • Complete modality-specific certificate requirements first and later complete general education requirements and earn the B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences.

CT, MRI, Mammography, Vascular Radiography
Modalities require two (2) days of clinic and one (1) hour of classroom lecture per week for each modality. Each modality is taught over three semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) for a total of 12 semester hours per modality.

Radiology Administration
Students may select up to two modalities plus Radiology Administration, which will be taught online over three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer). Radiology Administration will require a total of 13 semester hours, with no clinical assignments other than a preceptorship that is required in Summer.

  • Option B: Ultrasonography
    Courses are taught over 3 semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer) for a total of 28 semester hours. Classes and clinical assignments are scheduled Monday Friday throughout the program. For radiographers seeking continuing education only in ultrasound, general education courses required for a B.S. dregree do not have to be completed prior to admission. Students may
    • Complete only the modality-specific courses for continuing education purposes.
    • Take modality-specific courses simultaneously with pre-professional (general education) courses.
    • Complete modality-specific requirements first and later complete general education requirements and earn the B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences.
  • Option C: Radiation Therapy
    Requires completion of pre-professional (general education) requirements prior to admission. Classes and clinical assignments are scheduled Monday Friday throughout the three semester program (Fall, Spring and Summer), with a total of 42 semester hours required. For a copy of the Radiation Therapy Brochure click here.

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