The Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences prepares individuals to function as entry-level radiographers. The radiologic technologist performs diagnostic examinations and assists physicians in the performance of fluoroscopic and special radiographic procedures. Radiologic examinations are performed in a variety of settings, including radiographic rooms, patient rooms, emergency rooms, surgery, and critical care units. The radiographer is responsible for operating diagnostic equipment, preparing contrast materials, positioning the patient to produce the proper image, caring for the patient during the examination, and evaluating the quality of resulting images. Radiographers are employed by hospitals, medical centers, physicians’ offices, clinics, and other care centers.
The radiologic and imaging sciences program offers two options:
Radiologic and Imaging Sciences major (traditional option)
This option is for the traditional student preparing for the radiologic technologist role. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Graduates who meet all American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requirements are eligible to take the national certification examination.
Students begin with a major of pre-radiologic and imaging sciences before applying to the program. Three semesters of study as a pre-major provides the prerequisite courses needed to enter the professional study program. Students accepted into the program begin professional coursework during the spring semester of their second year.
To obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for success in radiologic and imaging sciences, students must follow a prescribed sequence of academic and clinical courses including Core 39. Core 39 and radiologic technology didactic courses are taught on campus. Clinical courses are conducted at regional healthcare centers. All courses are scheduled during daytime hours (5 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Clinical sites will be located within 75 miles of Evansville. In addition, students may elect rotations in their last semester of clinical for shifts on non-day hours (evenings and nights).
Radiologic and Imaging Science major (degree completion option)
This option is for the student who is already certified in radiography or who has completed an allied health program recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and seeks a radiologic technology specialty in a radiologic and imaging sciences area. Three specialty areas are offered: Clinical Education, MRI & CT, and Radiologic Management. All specialty coursework is offered online with preceptor clinical practice, if applicable.
Applicants must be accepted for admission to the University before being admitted to the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences program. A separate application must be submitted for admission to the program. Program application forms may be obtained on the program’s website. Completed applications for the traditional option must be received by September 15 of the requested academic admission year. The degree completion option has a rolling admission cycle and multiple start dates throughout the academic year, so applications can be submitted anytime.
A copy of all college/university transcripts must be submitted with the application, if not already on file with the University. Admission to the program is competitive and is based on academic and other professional related qualifications. Additional information related to the admission process is available on the program’s website. Preferred applicant qualifications include:
- a postsecondary prerequisite course grade point average of 3.0 or above (4.0 scale); and
- completion of the required pre-imaging science courses.
All qualified applicants are interviewed by the Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee, which consists of program faculty and clinical instructors. All interviews are confidential, private, and scheduled by appointment. The committee’s decision is conveyed by letter within 2 weeks following the completion of interviews.
Students meeting academic requirements must be able to perform essential functions of the program and capable of fulfilling clinical practice requirements.
ProgramsBachelor of Science
- Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Major, B.S.
- Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Major, Degree Completion, Clinical Education Specialty, B.S.
- Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Major, Degree Completion, MRI and CT Specialty, B.S.
- Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Major, Degree Completion, Radiologic Management Specialty, B.S.