Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
Taught from a Christian perspective that places emphasis on serving the community through the health professions, the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Degree Program prepares practitioners (radiologic technologists) to work with the patient and physician, performing a wide variety of diagnostic imaging procedures within the radiology (X-ray) department. This program emphasizes knowledge in the principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiographic imaging, radiation safety, the operation of many types of X-ray and computerized equipment, the professional care and handling of patients, and the management of a radiology department or division. The Baccalaureate Program develops a multi-competent advanced imaging practitioner for the diagnostic team. Program competencies include experiences with standard X-ray equipment, angiographic suites, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), digital vascular imaging devices and mammography.
Anticipated start fall 2017*Pending accreditation, subject to change
The BS in Radiologic Sciences will have a competitive admissions process for a specified number of available slots within each cohort of students. In order to be eligible for admission into the BS in Radiologic Sciences, the students must:
- Be accepted into the University on a non-conditional basis.
- Complete the following pre-requisite courses with a grade of B- or better:
- General Biology I with Lab
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (one year sequence)
- First Aid and Safety
- BLS/CPR Certification
- Physics w/Lab
- Medical Terminology
- Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above.
- Complete a written application and essay, as defined by the Department of Health Sciences.
- Complete an interview with the Program Director for Radiologic Sciences.
Program Design Career Opportunities
The field of Allied Health is one that is rapidly expanding in the United States and in Southern California. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 17 of the top 30 fastest growing occupations are in the health-related professions. Additionally, the BLS projects that health care employment will increase by an average of 22% over the next 10 years, which is almost double the rate of other industries.
Furthermore, the State Occupational Projections report the following percent employment change, in the United States and in California, by 2016.
Student Learning Outcomes
This program prepares students with technical and professional skills necessary to work as part of a healthcare team in the capacity of a radiographer. Students who have completed the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences will:
- Demonstrate prudent judgment in administrating ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic images.
- Develop and demonstrate capability of providing compassionate patient care in an increasingly diverse society.
- Develop skills to collaboratively work in a team environment to support effective patient outcomes and promote standards of excellence in the imaging community.
- Develop an understanding of the intricacies associated with providing direct patient care in today's health setting.
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize modern technologies to research and retrieve information, weigh and discriminate between good and poor sources of information, and take action based upon the acquisition of new information and knowledge.
- Understand the required stewardship over the security and confidentiality associated with patient medical information.
- Develop and demonstrate the attributes of an educator by contributing to the education and development of radiologic science students.