Radiologic Sciences Online Program

Bachelor of Science

Program Overview: Radiologic Sciences

bachelors in radiologic science degree program

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology/Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology is a bridge program designed to help currently licensed Radiologic Technologists with Associate-level degrees further their careers. Offered completely online, the program offers a choice of two tracks—healthcare and education, with each geared specifically toward students’ future career goals.

Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will be positioned to:

  • Transition into a professional baccalaureate Radiologic Technologist role in a healthcare setting
  • Function as a leader in the Radiologic Technology industry
  • Plan, deliver and manage quality patient care
  • Act as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team in a complex healthcare delivery system
Enjoy the Benefits of Online Learning With Cambridge 

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology is focused on the success of every student. Every member of the staff is committed to facilitating a safe and enjoyable learning environment, and to guiding students through the process of advancing education.

The online format allows students to enjoy:

  • Work/life/school balance: Our online Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences program has been carefully designed for the working healthcare professional. Study and learn from work, home or wherever you do it best, without sacrificing hours with your family or at your job.
  • Personal attention: We believe in our role as advisors and supporters. To meet the responsibilities of these vital roles, we are here to provide the advice and guidance you need to succeed in your education.
  • Focused learning: The online Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences coursework has been developed with help from experienced professionals and employers. The program’s coursework is focused solely on the topics you’ll need to succeed as a Radiologic Technologist.


Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of radiologic technologists is projected to increase nearly 10 percent between 2014 and 2024. That projected growth ranks higher than the average for all occupations.

Growth in the radiologic technologist job market is largely due to the aging population’s advancing health needs, and the retirement of currently employed technologists. Individuals qualified for radiologic technologist roles have many opportunities for employment within hospitals, clinics, outpatient care facilities and more.

Careers

Overview

Radiologic technologists are skilled medical professionals whose main focus includes providing radiation therapy and taking diagnostic images.

What Does a Radiologic Technologist Do?

Working with nurses, physicians and medical care specialists, radiologic technologists use x-ray imaging equipment to capture images of the body for use in the diagnostic and care processes.

Radiologic technologists often specialize in one or more areas of radiology, such as:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Sonography
  • Mammography
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiation therapy

Obtaining certification in one or more of these specializations improves employability and earning potential.

Degree

You will receive a Bachelor of Science degree upon successful completion of this online program.

Program Summary
  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Online program
Program Location(s)
Admission Requirements

Candidates for the BS in Radiologic Sciences online program must meet specific criteria to be considered for enrollment. To enroll in the program, candidates must:

  • Provide evidence of completion of an associate degree in Radiologic Technology at an institute recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Hold a current, active ARRT (R) license without restrictions
  • Provide transcripts demonstrating the successful completion of a minimum of 21 semester or 32 quarter credits in general education that includes specific pre-requisite coursework
  • Complete required application and enrollment documents by specified deadlines
  • Complete an interview with the Director of Radiologic Sciences
  • Pay any applicable application and registration fees
  • Attend an online orientation session

Program Outline

Course Code Course Title Clock Hours Semester Hours
BSC301** Pathophysiology 45 3
ENC402** College Writing 45 3
MAC310** Statistics 45 3
RAD320 Sectional Anatomy 45 3
RAD 321 Advanced Sectional Anatomy 60 4
RAD400 Professional Capstone 60 4
RAD318 Sectional Pathology 60 4
EDU310*** Education Technology*** 45 3
EDU315*** Foundations of Adult Education*** 45 3
EDU410*** Health Education Training Development*** 45 3
EDU420*** Clinical Education*** 45 3
HCA310*** Health Care Law and Compliance*** 45 3
HCA315*** Patient Information and Management*** 45 3
HCA420*** Healthcare Management*** 45 3
HCA410*** Quality Management*** 45 3
PHI401** Critical Thinking 45 3
PSY401** Abnormal Psychology 45 3
COM 301** Microcomputer applications 45 3
SUBTOTAL
* Credits Awarded for Prior Learning and Admission Requirements 75
TOTAL 120

* 75 semester credits will be awarded for satisfactory completion of a Radiology Technology associate education program, for unrestricted licensure as a ARRT (R) , and for demonstration of admission requirement of successful completion of 21 semester credits (or equivalent) of general education courses and required pre-requisite courses.

** General education courses

***Decision of Track

Program Student Learning Outcomes

The BS in Radiologic Sciences graduate will:

  1. Practice safe, quality care to patients, including individuals, families, groups, communities, and population across the lifespan and across the continuum of health care environments;
  2. Assess the variations, the complexities, and the need for increased use of healthcare resources in providing patient care;
  3. Apply leadership knowledge and skills in radiology care and collaboration with health care team;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate, collaborate, and use teamwork among healthcare professional;
  5. Apply knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology; and
  6. Examine health care policies, finance, and the regulatory requirements of the profession.