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Radiologic Sciences Degree Program

Format: In person on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah or Fully Online
Credit Hours: 130

Enter the diverse field of radiologic sciences and become an invaluable member of a patient-focused discipline that puts you on the forefront of cutting-edge medical technology!

At Georgia Southern University, the Department of Clinical Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences with five concentrations leading to initial certification. Whether you choose to specialize in the use of radiation, ultrasound or magnetism, you’ll be trained to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries.

Students interested in the Radiologic Sciences program must understand that there is a potential to being exposed to a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. The MRI environment consists of strong magnetic fields and radiofrequency waves which may be contraindicated for individuals that have devices implanted in or on their body that should not be subjected to an MRI environment. Additional information regarding MRI safety can be found on the internet and at www.mrisafety.com.

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Radiologic Sciences Degree Concentrations

Cardiovascular Interventional Science (CVIS) Degree Concentration

Georgia Southern is home to the only accredited baccalaureate invasive cardiovascular technology program in the United States. In this specialization, you will use sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment as you work in interventional cardiology suites, cardiac cath labs, vascular hybrid suites and neurovascular arenas.

Radiation Therapy Degree Concentration

In the Radiation Therapy concentration students will gain the theoretical foundation and clinical competency to safely deliver radiation treatment to individuals with cancer.  Radiation therapists enjoy high job satisfaction as part of a team working to save lives on a daily basis.

Nuclear Medicine Degree Concentration

Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radioactive drugs to patients for imaging, diagnosis or therapeutic purposes. Georgia Southern’s Nuclear Medicine concentration is one of less than 10 undergraduate programs of its kind in the country

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree Concentration

The diagnostic medical sonography concentration will train you in the latest sonographic technology and prepare you to enter a growing career field as a certified sonographer.

Radiography Degree Concentration

With the Radiography degree concentration, gain hands-on clinical experience and advance your knowledge in physics, math, and science. Prepare for a sophisticated career utilizing radiation, magnetism, and computers for medical imaging and diagnosis. Explore additional certifications in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), and mammography.

If you are already a certified radiologic sciences professional (RT), Georgia Southern offers two options to complete a bachelor’s degree:

B.S. Degree in Radiologic Sciences: Special Options Program

Format: In person at Armstrong Campus

Credit Hours: 130

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences: Special Options program is designed for technologists who are registered or registry-eligible in one area (radiography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy) and complete their degree and become certified in an additional area. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a baccalaureate degree and will be registry-eligible in one of the following areas:

  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radiography
  • Sonography

For information on admission requirements and program of study, visit the Radiologic Sciences: Special Options Program page.

B.S. Degree in Radiologic Sciences: Bridge Program

Format: Online

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences: Bridge program offers a degree completion program for radiographers, radiation therapists, sonography and nuclear medicine technologists. If you are certified by the ARRT, NMTCB or RDMS, then you may qualify to complete this B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences program.

Georgia Southern offers two track choices for certified professionals to advance professionally.

Clinical Track

The clinical track features coursework concentrated in advanced clinical skills, such as CT, MRI or mammography. The mammography concentration is only available to radiographers. Completion of the clinical education requirements will lead to eligibility for certification in CT, MRI or mammography.

Non-Clinical Track

The non-clinical track offers fully online courses providing a variety of leadership, management and technical communication educational experiences.

For more information on admission requirements and coursework in the Bridge Program, visit the Radiologic Sciences: Bridge Program page.

Accreditation

The BRIDGE program is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501).

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Radiologic Sciences Admission Requirements

Application Period: November 15 through March 1

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Qualified applicants that met the March 1 deadline will be granted priority over applications received after the initial deadline. Certain programs may continue to review applications after the deadline until the program’s capacity is met.

Admission to Georgia Southern University does not guarantee admission to the concentrations in Radiologic Sciences. The department has a separate formal admissions process in addition to the admission process for the University. Applicants are required to submit a formal application to the program of interest and transcripts of all college and technical school course work.

Please note this due date does NOT apply to the Bridge Program. You may apply to the Bridge Program at any time here.

Radiologic Sciences Minimum Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must be accepted by Georgia Southern University.
  • Applicants must apply and pay for the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS) Application. Bridge students do not need to apply using this link.
  • Complete the TEAS-AH exam and submit the results to the Department of Clinical Sciences, Radiologic Sciences, by March 1. Applicants may contact the Georgia Southern University Testing Services at 912-344-2582 or visit MCC 206 for more information or to schedule the exam.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all college work. Applicants with less that a 2.5 may be considered under special circumstances.
  • Special Options (second certification) applicants must provide proof of ARDMS, ARRT, or NMTCB certification.
  • Students who are admitted to the program are strongly encouraged to complete remaining CORE during the summer semester prior to the start of the program. Failure to meet all core requirements prior to beginning the program may delay your graduation.
  • Prior to the beginning of the program, the following must be successfully completed:
    • 50 semester hours of core degree requirements that include two college English composition courses and college algebra or higher.
    • Required lab sciences (significant preference for admission will be given to those applicants that have completed all of the five required sciences):
      • Cardiovascular interventional science – Must include Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab and three additional lab sciences in the program of study.
      • Nuclear Medicine – Must include Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab, Survey of Chemistry with lab or Introduction to Chemistry with lab, Physics with lab or Physical Environment with lab, and one additional lab science in the program of study.
      • Radiography – Must include Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab and three additional lab sciences in the program of study.
      • Radiation Therapy – Must include Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, Physics with lab or Physical Environment with lab, and one additional lab science in the program of study.
      • Advanced Medical Sonography – Must include Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, Physics with lab or Physical Environment with lab, and one additional lab science in the program of study.

Applicants not meeting the criteria stated above may apply and will be considered under special circumstances at a later date.

A new class begins in August (fall semester) each year. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis and written notification of acceptance will begin in late March (no one will be notified of acceptance by phone). Applications received after the submission deadline will be considered only if seats are available. The amount of completed course work, the number of science courses completed, TEAS scores and GPA determine competitiveness. Additional points may be awarded for completion of selected course work in the major. Interviews may be required for qualified candidates. Please see your advisor for details.

Please note that prior conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may prevent you from sitting for the national certification examination. If you have been convicted of either a felony or misdemeanor, you must complete the pre-application review process as prescribed by the certification agency and provide the Department with verification of eligibility for the examination.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that a current and correct address is on file with the Department of Clinical Sciences, Radiologic Sciences program. The Department assumes no responsibility for postal items once they leave the Radiologic Sciences program.

Georgia Southern University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity education institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or national origin in employment, admissions, or activities.

Essential Functions

All potential and enrolled students in any of the tracks in the Radiologic Sciences program must meet intellectual, physical and social competencies required to provide safe client care. We have documented a list of essential skills and minimum physical capacity required to perform the duties of radiation and imaging science practitioners. These functions reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are also necessary to successfully complete the requirements of our programs. Prior to submitting an application, be sure to read Essential Skills and Minimum Physical Requirements for success in our programs.

Mission

Consistent with the mission of Georgia Southern University and Waters College of Health Professions, and embracing a culture of diversity and collaboration, the Radiologic Science Degree will provide students with a quality education that will prepare graduates to excel in the allied health disciplines of cardiovascular interventional science, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, radiography and diagnostic medical sonography. This is achieved by providing classroom, laboratory and practical clinical experience in diverse healthcare settings in order to promote patient care safety and serve the workforce needs of local, state and regional communities according to the quality standards of the individual program.

Graduation Requirements

Degree Goals

  • Student/graduates will be clinically competent.
  • Students/graduates will possess critical thinking skills.
  • Student/graduates will possess effective communication skills.
  • Student/graduates will demonstrate growth in professional development.

Departmental Exit Exam

  • An exit exam is given in the final term of matriculation. Students must pass this exam in order to complete the program and graduate from the University.

Have Questions? Contact Us!

Department of Clinical Sciences

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

Radiologic Sciences

Phone: 912-344-2550
Fax: 912-344-3472

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Last updated: 8/1/2023