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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Science, B.S.

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College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Radiologic Science Program Information

P.O. Box 70573
Phone: (423) 547-4902
FAX: (423) 547-4921
ETSU Nave Center
Web address:


Accredited by:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300 -

The Department of Allied Health Sciences offers a BS degree in radiologic science. One class per year is admitted in the fall. Students are required to attend designated consecutive semesters to complete the program. Successful completion of the program enables students to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam leading to the credentials of Registered Radiologic Technologist.

The radiographer performs radiographic examinations that create images needed for diagnosis. Radiographers must demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pathology, radiation protection, and patient assessment. Radiographers administer contrast media and medications in accordance with state and federal regulations and assist physicians to complete intricate medical procedures. Radiographers are the primary liaison between patients, physicians, and health agency staff. Additional duties may include equipment evaluation, conducting quality assurance programs, providing patient education, and departmental administrative functions. Radiographers are employed in health care facilities including specialized medical centers, urgent care clinics, private physicians’ offices and as educators or department administrators.

Admission - Students must be admitted both to the university and to the program, requiring separate application processes. Admission to the university does not ensure admission to the program. Application to the radiologic science program requires submission of the online application form by March 1. Applicants must follow the published admission’s process to be admitted to the radiologic science program.

Expenses: In addition to current ETSU tuition and fees, students are required to purchase textbooks, online Corectec program ($80), radiation badges ($22/year), access to the Trajecsys recordkeeping ($150), access to myrecordtracker ($17.50), background check ($37), immunizations, current CPR certification, physical exam, uniforms, lead markers ($32), professional liability insurance ($37.50/year), name badge ($5), travel to classes/clinical, meals, personal expenses, and incidental costs.

Retention - Progression Policy:  Radiologic Science students will be allowed to progress in the program with a grade of C or better.  Progression status will be evaluated at the close of each semester. Students receiving less than a C in any RADT course will not be permitted to progress in the radiologic science program.

Graduation Requirements - The BS in radiologic science degree requires 41 credit hours of general education courses, 13 credit hours of additional prerequisite courses, and 66 credit hours in the major, totaling 120 hours. CSCI 1100 or the successful completion of the proficiency exam is an additional ETSU graduation requirement.

Students who have successfully completed an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography are eligible for enrollment into the online BS completion program in radiography. Associate of Applied Science graduates are required to contact and be advised by the undergraduate admission coordinator after completion of ALHE 3010, Allied Health Professionals.

Prerequisite General Education and Allied Health

These prerequisite courses MUST be completed prior to enrolling in the Radiologic Science degree courses.

Note: These prerequisite courses are included in the General Education and Allied Health core.

General Program Information

To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120

TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours

Listed below are the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major,  only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition

Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication

Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts

9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences

8 credits, consisting of the following lectures and labs.


Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website


* Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to being accepted into the Radiologic Science Degree.

Minor: no minor required

Additional Information

Click here to view the Radiologic Science Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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