Radiography Degree Concentration
Format: In person on the Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 130
With the Radiography degree concentration, you’ll get hands-on clinical experience and build on a foundation of physics, math and science to prepare for a high-tech career that uses radiation, magnetism and computers for imaging and medical diagnosis. You’ll also have the opportunity to pursue additional certifications in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), and mammography.
As a radiographer, you’ll aid physicians and radiologists in the diagnosis of fractures, ulcers, tumors, lesions and disease processes. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for the physical and mental well-being of patients undergoing radiographic examinations.
Clinical education courses will be taken during the last three semesters of the program and require that all students rotate through several different clinical sites to ensure equitable clinical opportunities. The radiography clinical sites are in and outside of the city of Savannah and in the South Carolina region (most within a 70- mile radius from the Armstrong Campus). Clinical rotations require 27-36 hours per week and students are responsible for all transportation. While some didactic courses are offered online in the last three semesters of the program, travel to campus will be required for didactic courses not offered online when the student is enrolled in clinical education courses.
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Clinical sites: 8 including sites in Georgia and South Carolina.
Students accepted: 22-25
Program Director: Mrs. Sharon Gilliard-Smith, Ed.D., MHS, RT(R), (ARRT)
Jobs in Radiography
A Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a concentration in Radiography prepares you for a variety of careers, including:
- MRI technologist
- CT scan technologist
- Radiology supervisor
- Medical technologist
- Radiology technologist
The Department of Clinical Sciences anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or national certifications: Registered Radiographer, R.T. (R). and state licensure.
The Department of Clinical Sciences has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam to obtain The Department of Clinical Sciences has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the national ARRT examination to obtain Registered Radiographer, RT(R)(ARRT) credentials. The department has not determined whether this program satisfies the requirements of all states and territories for the Registered Radiation Therapist, RT(T) or state licensure. Visit the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to determine the requirements of your state or territory.
Program Goals and Outcomes
Institution Name: Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus
Program Type: Radiography
Degree Type: Bachelors
The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.
Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
|Credentialing Examination Rate
|number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
|19 of 19-100%
|7 of 14-50%
|19 of 21-90%
|14 of 17-82%
|12 of 16-75%
|Program 5-Year Average
|71 of 87-81.6%
Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
|Job Placement Rate
|number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
|16 of 19-84%
|14 of 19-74%
|17 of 19-89%
|17 of 19-89%
|14 of 18-78%
|Program 5-Year Average
|78 of 94-83.0%
Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.
|Program Completion Rate
|number graduated divided by number started the program
|18 of 19
|Annual Completion Rate
Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competency
- Students will correctly apply patients positioning skills
- Students will select appropriate technical factors
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the use of critical thinking/problem solving skills
- Students will demonstrate organization of information/thought
- Students will be able to critically think through patients procedures to obtain diagnostic quality radiographs.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
- Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize written communication effectively
- Students will utilize effective verbal communication
Goal 4: Students will exhibit professional growth
- Students will perform as an effective team member and demonstrate professionalism in the field.
- Students will understand the importance of professional growth and development in the profession.
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Department of Clinical Sciences
Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Radiologic Sciences, as part of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Georgia Southern University, exists to provide a comprehensive education to students so they enter the profession as competent practitioners.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program has been accredited for a period of 5 years. Contact information for the JRCERT is:
Last updated: 7/14/2023