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• Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology  
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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
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Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300

PRE-PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT:
Degree seeking students must complete the 62/63 semester hour pre-professional component prior to enrolling in professional component courses.
REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

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


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.

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 64 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.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE DATE:
Fall Semester.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
May 1st.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES PROGRAM:

  1. Completion of all required pre-professional courses by the end of the summer semester prior to desired admission for Fall semester. Students are admitted to the professional component in the Fall semester only.
  2. Completion of Department of Radiologic Sciences application, which is available under FORMS on this website.
  3. Application deadline is May 1st.
  4. Submit official college transcripts for all coursework not completed at the University of South Alabama. Transcripts are not required if the coursework has already been transferred to USA.
  5. Submit official ACT or SAT scores regardless of previous educational background. If individual scores for Math, English or Natural Science on the ACT are below 18, it is strongly advised that the test be retaken. ACT or SAT score must be submitted by the application deadline.
  6. Submission of three (3) completed professional reference forms by the application deadline. Reference forms are available under FORMS on this website.
  7. Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 ("C" average) on previously completed college-level courses. Transcripts must be submitted by the application deadline. For students who are attending or have attended USA, the USA GPA will be used. GPA's from outside courses are not averaged into the USA GPA.
  8. Acceptance to the University of South Alabama.
  9. Students applying for admission to the professional component must complete four (4) hours of observation in a hospital Radiology Department prior to reporting for an interview with the Admissions Committee. The observation site will be determined by the Committee, and appointments must be scheduled through the Department of Radiologic Sciences at (251) 445-9346 after January 10th during the year in which enrollment is planned. Observation form and instructions are available under FORMS on this website.
  10. Meet program technical/core performance standards to include general abilities, observational ability, communication ability, motor ability, critical thinking ability, interpersonal abilities and behavioral and social attributes. For further information, click HERE
  11. Complete a brief writing assignment conducted on the day of your personal interview with the Admissions Committee.
  12. Complete personal interview with members of the Radiologic Sciences Admissions Committee.
  13. Applicants will be screened on the basis of past educational performance and the potential for the number of clinical openings available. Therefore, acceptance into the University does not guarantee admission into the program. Likewise, admission into the program does not guarantee a position in a particular track/modality for one's senior year. Click here for further information.
  14. Student acceptance into the program is provisional pending completion of drug screen and background check requirements as specified in the acceptance letter. Refusal to submit will result in a nullification of acceptance into the program.
  15. Proof of medical insurance must be provided following acceptance into the program by the date specified in the acceptance letter.
  16. ARRT certified radiographers who have completed the pre-professional component and are seeking the baccalaureate degree may apply for admission into the second year (senior year) of the professional component.
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OPTIONS IN ADVANCED IMAGING MODALITIES FOR RADIOGRAPHERS

Graduates of associate degree accredited radiography programs wishing to complete advanced modality courses only to earn a certificate 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 Certificate/B.S. Seeking Radiographers:

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.

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