Radiologic Sciences BSRS Completion Program

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences is an online bachelor’s degree completion program designed for radiologic professionals who have completed an associate degree or certificate program in radiology or other radiologic science program (i.e.: nuclear medicine or radiation therapy).  The curriculum provides the learner with a balance between professional radiologic science courses and those in the liberal arts and science.  The courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and humanities serve to enhance the depth and breadth of the professional radiologic studies curriculum.

RAD 406 Computed Tomography (CT Scan) including Practicum (8 credits) and RAD 411 MRI Imaging including practicum (10 credits), are advanced imaging courses designed to prepare radiologic science professionals to produce either CT scan or MRI images of internal body structures and to qualify to sit for the ARRT Certification Examination in each imaging specialty.  Each course can be taken as a stand-alone course or taken together to complete one of the 18 credit BSRS professional imaging options (concentration).  Specific course objectives, including clinical hours and number of exams (types and repetitions) required to complete each practicum, are indicated on each course syllabus.  CT scan requires a minimum of 20 weeks to complete and MRI Imaging requires a minimum of twenty-six weeks to complete.  Theory for both clinical courses in this option is taught on-line.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Option (concentration) – all four courses (RAD 415, RAD 416, RAD 417, and RAD 418) need to be completed to become clinically competent in sonography and eligible to sit for the ARDMS Certification Examination.  Each course includes a practicum (clinical hour requirements) as prescribed by the ARDMS for certification.  Specific course objectives are listed on each course syllabus. This completion option requires a minimum of one year of study.  Theory for each clinical course is taught both in class and on-line (hybrid).

Women’s Imaging Option (concentration) – four courses are required to complete the Women’s Imaging Option, RAD 420 Mammography including practicum, RAD 423 Bone Density Imaging including practicum, HPR 303 Alternative Therapies in Healthcare and HPR 325 Cancer Survivorship.  Each of these courses may be taken as a stand-alone course or taken together to complete one of the 18 credit BSRS professional imaging options.

Most mammographers are required to also perform bone density examinations in the departments of woman’s imaging; therefore we have included it in the woman’s imaging option.  HPR 303 Alternatives Therapies in Healthcare and HPR 325 Cancer Survivorship complement those courses to give a better understanding of patients having these exams and the ability to answer questions correctly and knowledgeably.  Specific course objectives, including clinical hours and number of exams (types and repetitions) required to complete each practicum (for two clinical courses, RAD 420 Mammography and 423 Bone Density Imaging) are indicated on each syllabus and meet the requirements of the ARRT Certification Examination in each advanced imaging modality.  Each course in this option (clinical and non clinical) requires fifteen weeks to complete.  Theory for both clinical and non clinical courses in this option is taught on-line.

The Healthcare Management Option (concentration) is comprised of six courses: HMG 101 Intro to Healthcare Services, HMG 311 Legal & Ethical Issues, RAD 312 Quality Management in Radiology, HMG 315 Communication in Healthcare Services, HMG 425 Managing Ambulatory Care Settings, and HMG 316 Healthcare Economics & Finance is an option for those radiologic science professionals who are planning to become managers of imaging departments or office/outpatient practices. All courses in this option are taught on-line for a fifteen week semester.  Each course can be taken as a stand-alone course or taken together to complete one of the 18 credit BSRS professional imaging options.

Courses are conducted completely online with the exception of the clinical requirements of the completion options in Sonography, MRI imaging, CT scanning, mammography and bone densitometry.

Contact Terry Hine, Chairperson of Radiography,  by email at thine@stvincentscollege.edu or call 475-210-5072.

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) Course Grid

Code Course Credits Code Course Credits
*ENG 101 English Composition 3 SOC 213 Cultural Diversity 3
ENG 213 Communications 3 REL 101 World Religions 3
*PSY 101 General Psychology 3 PHI 201 Ethics 3
MAT 140 College Algebra 3 *INF 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
MAT 212 Statistics 3 Humanities Electives 6
*SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
*Science Physical/Biological Science required credits are determined by the major 8 TOTAL 44

 

Required Non-Radiologic Science Courses

Code Course Credits Code Course Credits
*PHY 101 Physics 4 BIO 331 Human Disease 3
*PSY 212 Lifespan Development Psychology 3 SPA 101 Conversational Spanish I 3
*ENG 212 World Literature 3
TOTAL 19

 

Radiologic Science Courses

Code Course Credits Code Course Credits
RAD 301 Cross Sectional Anatomy 3 RAD 310 Informatics 2
RAD 311 Healthcare Delivery 2 RAD 467 Healthcare Management and Leadership in Radiology 3
TOTAL 10

BSRS Elective (Choose 1)

Code Course Credits Code Course Credits
HPR 303 Alternative Therapies in Healthcare  2 HPR 305 Teaching in a Clinical Education Setting 2
RAD 304 Pharmacology 2 HPR 325 Cancer Survivorship 3
RAD 322 Research  TOTAL 2-3

 

BSRS Completion Options

CT Scan Option

Course # Course Name Credits
RAD 406 CT Scanning (Including Practicum)
TOTAL 8

MRI Option

Course # Course Name Credits
RAD 411 MRI Imaging (Including Practicum)
TOTAL 10

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Option

Course # Course Name Credits
RAD 415 DMS Physics & Instrumentation (Including Practicum) 4
RAD 416 DMS Abdomen (Including Practicum) 5
RAD 417 DMS Vascular & Small Parts (Including Practicum) 5
RAD 418 DMS OB-GYN (Including Practicum) 4
TOTAL 18

Woman’s Imaging Option

Course # Course Name Credits
RAD 420 Mammography (Including Practicum) 8
RAD 423 Bone Density Imaging (Including Practicum) 6
HPR 303 Alternative Therapies in Healthcare 2
HPR 325 Cancer Survivorship 2
TOTAL 18

Healthcare Management Option

Course # Course Name Credits
HMG 101 Introduction to Healthcare Services 3
HMG 311 Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3
RAD 312 Quality Management in Radiology 3
HMG 315 Communications for Healthcare Services 3
HMG 425 Managing Ambulatory Care Settings 3
HMG 316 Healthcare Economics & Finance 3
TOTAL 18

Total credits for the program – 129

*Indicates course must be completed before entering upper division courses.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT TWO GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (6 CREDITS) MUST BE TAKEN AT THE UPPER LEVEL (300-400)