Radiologic Sciences, B.S.
Radiologic technologists work with patients and physicians, performing a wide range of diagnostic X-ray imaging exams and procedures. CBU’s radiologic sciences program teaches students how to professionally care for and handle patients in both ambulatory and hospital settings.
Students in CBU's radiologic sciences bachelor's program gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art radiology equipment as they study the principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiographic imaging and radiation safety.
*65-77 units based on optional concentration of 12 units
Why Study Radiologic Sciences at CBU?
CBU is one of a few schools within Southern California to offer a B.S. in Radiologic Sciences. This program integrates faith-based learning with advanced imaging, and we educate our students with the most advanced equipment within the industry. Students will learn both in the classroom and in partnership clinics and hospitals in the community.
What You'll Learn
Students graduating with a bachelor's degree in radiologic sciences will learn to:
Demonstrate proper positioning techniques.
Select appropriate technical factors (kV, mAs, and SID).
Apply proper use of radiation safety devices and employ the ALARA principle.
Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
Modify routine imaging parameters based on patient’s condition.
Develop and demonstrate capability of providing compassionate patient care in an increasingly diverse society.
Graduates will demonstrate professionalism upon employment.
Describe the required stewardship over the security and confidentiality associated with patient medical information.
RAD 220: Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences
This course introduces the concepts of optimal patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family.
RAD 320: Principles of Imaging
In this course students will establish a defined knowledge base of factors that govern the radiographic image production process.
RAD 440: Radiologic Biology and Physics
This course provides an overview of the principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Concentration
- Computed Tomography (CT) Concentration
CBU's B.S. in Radiologic Sciences program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography (2014). The JRCERT awards: ACCREDITATION FOR A PERIOD OF 8 YEARS.
The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.
Please visit https://www.jrcert.org/ for more information.
Associate Professor of Radiologic Sciences
Director, Radiologic Sciences Program
Office Phone: 951-552-8346
Office Location: Health Science Campus D52
Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences
Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Sciences
Office Phone: 951-552-8128
Office Location: Health Science Building D., Room D53
The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences program is designed for both first-time freshman and transfer students who want to earn a bachelor's degree in radiologic sciences.
Up to 30 students are selected for the program annually for a fall semester start.
Selection is made through holistic admission and includes a combination of metrics,
attributes and experiences. Students can showcase their personal and academic achievements
through many aspects of the application, such as the cumulative GPA, prerequisite
GPA, letters of recommendation, experience, community enrichment and passion and understanding
of the profession. A minimum overall 2.5 college/university GPA on a 4-point scale
We have more applicants for the program than we have spaces available and we are very selective. We consider students who are enrolled or have completed units at CBU and then we will consider transfer students.
During the course of the B.S. in Radiologic Sciences program students will be exposed to electricity, infectious materials and radiation. Students will be instructed on the use of specialized protective equipment and clothing.
Students must be prepared for the following physical demands of the clinical setting: Frequent walking and standing throughout an 8-10 hour shift. Occasional sitting and bending. Requires power grasping, precision grasping, pushing/pulling, and fine manipulation in both hands. Reach or work occasionally above and below shoulder level. Occasionally requires use of both feet to operate foot controls or for repetitive movement. Frequently lift and carry 10 lbs or more; and occasionally lift and carry over 250 lbs (with assistance).
Visual and auditory requirements: continuously demonstrate near and far vision; frequently demonstrate color discrimination, discern speech in quiet/noisy locations, locate origin of sounds, and discern non-speech sounds. Use sense of smell and/or touch to distinguish/identify odors/objects.
Cognitive skills include: being able to learn new information, understanding technical information, and applying critical thinking skills.
Students must be able to work in a diverse patient population. Must adhere to patient privacy and each institution’s HIPAA guidelines.
Students must maintain essential job functions throughout the program. If a student is unable to perform these essential job functions, it may result in dismissal from the program.
I've always been interested in the medical field and saw the opportunities that a B.S. in Radiologic Sciences can provide. The field of radiology is huge and there are so many different avenues I can take with this degree. I hope to work as radiological technologist in interventional radiography. I like that I'm able to work with many types of people and that I learn something new every day.
John Boyle '19
I chose radiologic sciences because of my attraction to anatomy and my passion for patient care. Being a part of this program at CBU has allowed me the privilege to experience an education that nurtures my spiritual life. I have had the opportunity to exercise my clinical practice on modern equipment, learn from notable professors, network with extraordinary medical staff, and have gained relationships with those who aspire to similar goals as myself.
Janella Gadea '19
Student Opportunities: Labs
Students learn on state-of-the-art radiology equipment compatible with the equipment used in the field. Labs used in the radiologic sciences program are licensed to conduct radiology exams and procedures.
Graduates of CBU's radiologic sciences bachelor's program will be well prepared for various careers in the health industry. Some careers listed below may require further education.
- Radiologic Technologist
- Radiology Manager
- Lead Radiologic Technologist
- Radiology Supervisor
- Interventional Radiographer
- MRI Technologist
- Mammography Technologist
- Computed Tomography Technologist