Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Science Major, B.S.

Department Information

Department of Allied Health Sciences
PO Box 70573
Phone: (423) 439-5050
ETSU Nave Center
Web address: https://www.etsu.edu/crhs/alliedhealth/radiologic/

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

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.

Traditional Program

Admission Requirements
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.

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.

Online BS Completion Program

Admission Requirements

  1. College GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale on all transferable credit;
  2. Transcript(s) - proof of graduation from an accredited allied health professional program in radiologic science (Radiography) or hold certification in radiography;
  3. Licensed or eligible for professional licensure in the discipline.

Students who have successfully completed an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography are eligible for enrollment into the Online BS Completion Program in Radiologic Science. Regular meetings with the academic advisor for this program are strongly recommended.

Prerequisites for Radiologic Science Traditional Program

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

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

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirements 79 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: RADS-BS  

General Education Requirements    

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Radiologic Science Major: 79 credits

No Minor Required

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.