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 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 mammography, as well as 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 120 credit hours which include prerequisites, general education and 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 ProcessPreference 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.