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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: Multiple affiliated 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

Professional Licensure

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 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

Program 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 Ratenumber passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
YearResults
Year 1-201919 of 19-100%
Year 2-20207 of 14-50%
Year 3-202119 of 21-90%
Year 4-202214 of 17-82%
Year 5-202312 of 16-75%
Program 5-Year Average71 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 Ratenumber employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
YearResults
Year 1-201916 of 19-84%
Year 2-202014 of 19-74%
Year 3-202117 of 19-89%
Year 4-202217 of 19-89%
Year 5-202314 of 18-78%
Program 5-Year Average78 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 Ratenumber graduated divided by number started the program
YearResults
Year-202318 of 19
Annual Completion Rate94.7%

Program Goals

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.

Do You 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
Email: radsci@georgiasouthern.edu

Accreditation

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org

The program’s current award is Accredited for a period of 8-years. General program accreditation information and the current accreditation award letter can be found here.

Mission Statement

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 an education that will prepare graduates to excel in the allied health disciplines of cardiovascular interventional science, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, radiography and advanced 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 standards of the individual programmatic accreditors associated with each discipline. *

* Cardiovascular Interventional Science – JRCCVT

*Nuclear Medicine – JRCNMT

*Radiation Therapy – JRCERT

*Radiography – JRCERT

*Sonography – JRCERT

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Last updated: 7/14/2023