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. 

 

Now accepting applications for fall 2017!

 

  • Admission Process

    The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRAD) 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 BSRAD 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, pre-requisite GPA, letters of recommendation, experience, community enrichment and passion and understanding of the profession. A minimum overall 2.70 college/university GPA is required on a 4-point scale. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "B-" or better.

    We have more applicants for the BSRAD 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.   

    How to Apply

    Step 1: Apply to CBU as a traditional undergraduate student. All students will be pre-radiologic sciences majors prior to acceptance to the radiologic sciences program. Once you have received your official acceptance, proceed with the next steps. 

    Step 2: Begin radiologic sciences application here.

    Step 3: Request transcripts to be sent from every college or university you've attended, excluding CBU, to CBU. You do not need to send CBU transcripts. Please fill out the attached prerequisite self-evaluation form that outlines the courses you have completed to meet the prerequisite requirements for admission.

    Step 4: Request and send 3 letters of recommendation. At least one should be from a radiology professional and one should be from an instructor or professor.

    Step 5: Complete a minimum of 40 observational hours within a radiology environment. Complete this clinical hours form

    Step 6: Write a comprehensive essay of at least 500 words and send to the address provided. The essay should include the following:

    • Why you want to become a radiologic technologist
    • Exposure, background and/or experiences related to the field
    • Short- and long-term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing CBU

    Step 7: Submit your completed application to the address on the application. Once this final step is complete, you should receive an email letting you know that your application is complete or that you are still missing some documents. 

    Step 8: Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email letting you know if you have been invited for an interview or not. 

    When to Apply

    The program only admits students for the fall. Applications are available from November to July, and all prerequisites must be completed by the end of spring semester prior to the intended start date. 

    What Is Needed to Apply

    CBU Students:

    • Completion of the 8 prerequisite courses with a grade of B- or higher
        • STA 144 Introduction to Statistics
        • BIO 153 Anatomy & Physiology l
        • BIO 163 Anatomy & Physiology ll
        • KIN 212 First and Safety (OR documented CPR and AED certification)
        • BIO 173 Medical Terminology
        • PHY114 General Physics W/ Lab
        • CHE 102 General Chemistry
        • BIO 146 General Biology W/ Lab
    • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better on a 4-point scale*
    • Submission of a radiologic sciences application
    • Submission of 3 letters of recommendation, including one from a radiology professional and one from an instructor/professor
    • Submission of a comprehensive essay of at least 500 words
    • Submission of a document verifying the completion of 40 hours of observation in a radiology environment
    • A successful interview with the radiologic sciences admissions committee

    Transfer Students:

    • Acceptance to the university as a pre-radiologic sciences student
    • Completion of the 8 prerequisite courses
        • STA 114 Introduction to Statistics
        • BIO 153 Anatomy & Physiology l
        • BIO 163 Anatomy & Physiology ll
        • KIN 212 First and Safety (OR documented CPR and AED certification)
        • BIO 173 Medical Terminology
        • PHY114 General Physics W/ Lab
        • CHE 102 General Chemistry
        • BIO 146 General Biology W/ Lab
    • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better on a 4-point scale*
    • Submission of a radiologic sciences application
    • Submission of 3 letters of recommendation, including one from a radiology professional and one from an instructor/professor
    • Submission of a comprehensive essay of at least 500 words
    • Submission of a document verifying the completion of 40 hours of observation in a radiology environment
    • A successful interview with the radiologic sciences admissions committee

    Once Accepted as a Radiologic Sciences Student:

    • Criminal background check
    • Be able to perform the technical standards of the program

     

    *Meeting the minimum required GPA does not guarantee acceptance to the radiologic sciences program.

  • Program Design and 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.

    radiologicalscience_projections_table.jpg

  • 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:

    1. Demonstrate prudent judgment in administrating ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic images.
    2. Develop and demonstrate capability of providing compassionate patient care in an increasingly diverse society.
    3. Develop skills to collaboratively work in a team environment to support effective patient outcomes and promote standards of excellence in the imaging community.
    4. Develop an understanding of the intricacies associated with providing direct patient care in today's health setting.
    5. 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.
    6. Understand the required stewardship over the security and confidentiality associated with patient medical information.
    7. Develop and demonstrate the attributes of an educator by contributing to the education and development of radiologic science students.

 

Course Requirements (61 units)

Lower Division Requirements

RAD210 Intro to Radiologic Science Prac

This course is an introduction to the role of the Radiologic Technologist. Students will learn about the profession, including professional roles, ethics, standards, professional development, regulation, accreditation, quality management and legal issues. Prerequisite: Radiologic Science Major. (3 Units; Fall)

RAD210-A
Hunter, Morris
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
RAD210-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus C041

RAD220 Patient Care in Radlogc Sciences

This course introduces the concepts of optimal patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures are described, as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. Prerequisite: Radiologic Science Major. (3 Units; Spring)

RAD220-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus C041
RAD220-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
09/04/2018 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus C041

Upper Division Requirements

HSC305 Epidemiology

Principles and methods used to investigate the distribution, determinants, and prevention strategies for disease in human populations. Major topics include: disease classification, measures of disease frequency and relative effect, comparisons and contrasts of analytic study designs, methods used to isolate effects, statistical significance testing, interpretation of results, and screening for latent disease. (3 units; Fall)

HSC305-A
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
HSC305-A
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
01/10/2018 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC305-A
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
05/07/2018 Th 2:00 PM - 4:50 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

HSC306 Pathophysiology for Public Hlth

This course introduces students to the basic pathogenesis of disease in human beings. The course will describe the most common disorders as they relate to each major body system while exploring the etiology, risk factors, diagnostic and prognostic procedures of each disease. This course also studies the pathology and general health management of disease and injuries across the human lifespan. (3.0 units; As Offered)

HSC306-A
Sadek, Amy Lynn
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L243

HSC330 Health Information Systems

This course provides an overview of various health information systems, with emphasis on case studies of systems utilized in areas such as patient care, clinical decision-support, disease and demographic surveillance, imaging and simulation, and safety and environmental assessment. Fundamentals of proposing, reporting, and refereeing evaluation studies are covered. Legal and ethical issues related to training, security, confidentiality, and the use of informed consent are also addressed. (3 units; As offered))

HSC480 Research Methods

This course provides an introduction to clinical research design with statistical analysis. The emphasis will be on the student designing her or his practical research project by the end of the semester. Content would include developing the research question, choosing the (1) study design, (2) study subjects, (3) measurements (independent and dependent variables), data management (including designing the data collection form) and statistical analysis (including sample size estimation and power), ethical issues, implementation, and publication of results. Prerequisite: STA 144; Junior or Senior status. (3 units; As offered)

HSC480-B
Kim, Sangmin
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC480-C
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus A013
HSC480-A
Kim, Sangmin
09/05/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC480-B
Nam, Sanggon
01/10/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus A016
HSC480-A
Kim, Sangmin
01/10/2018 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC480-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 MW 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

RAD320 Principles of Imaging

In this course students will establish a defined knowledge base of factors that govern the radiographic image production process. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major, BIO 146, 153, 163, KIN 212, RAD 210, and 220. Concurrent Requisites: RAD 325 and 350. (3 Units; Fall)

RAD320-A
Beinschroth, Kristin Marie
09/05/2017 WF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus C041
RAD320-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 WF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus C041

RAD325 Radiographic Procedures with Lab

In this course, students will develop the knowledge base necessary to perform standard imaging procedures and special studies. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic imaging. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major, BIO 146, 153, 163, KIN 212, RAD 210 and 220. (4 Units, Fall)

RAD325-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus C041
RAD325-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus C041

RAD335 Radiologic Procedures II wth Lab

In this class students will develop the knowledge necessary to perform head, chest, torso, abdominal images, and fluoroscopy procedures. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic imaging. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major and RAD 325. (4 units; Spring)

RAD335-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus C041

RAD345 Radiologic Procedures III wthLab

In this class students will obtain the knowledge necessary to perform advanced imaging of the head, abdomen, chest, fluoroscopy, trauma exams, operating room exams, and have a special procedures rotation. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic imaging. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major and RAD 335. (4 units; Fall)

RAD345-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
09/04/2018 M 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Health Science Campus C041

RAD350 Clinical Practice I

Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major, BIO 146, 153, 163, KIN 212, RAD 210 and 220.(3 Units, Fall)

RAD350-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
09/05/2017 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus C041
RAD350-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
09/04/2018 M 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Other Non-Site Locations OTHR

RAD355 Clinical Practice II

Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major, RAD 320, 325 and 350. (3 Units, Spring)

RAD355-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
01/10/2018 F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Health Science Campus C041

RAD410 Image Analysis

This course provides a basis for analyzing radiographic images. Included are the importance of optimal imaging standards, discussion of a problem-solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality. Actual images will be included for analysis. Prerequsites: Radiologic Science Major and RAD 355. (3 Units, Fall)

RAD410-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 M 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus C041

RAD415 Intro to Computed Tomography

This course is designed to provide entry-level radiography students with an introduction to and basic understanding of the operation of a computed tomography (CT) device. Content is not intended to result in clinical competency. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major and RAD 355. (2 Units, Spring)

RAD420 Radiographic Medicine with Lab

This course provides basic concepts of pharmacology, venipuncture and administration of diagnostic contrast agents and intravenous medications. The appropriate delivery of patient care during these procedures is emphasized. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major, BIO 153, 163, KIN 212, RAD 410, and 450. Concurrent Requisite: RAD 455. (4 Units, Spring)

RAD440 Radiologic Biology & Physics

This course provides an overview of the principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems. Radiation effects on molecules, cells, tissues and the body as a whole are presented. Factors affecting biological response are presented, including acute and chronic effects of radiation. In addition, this course establishes a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology. Also presented are the nature and characteristics of radiation, x-ray production and the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major, BIO 146 and PHY 114. (3 Units, Spring)

RAD440-A
Hunter, Morris
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus C041

RAD450 Clinical Practice III

Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major and RAD 355. (3 Units, Fall)

RAD450-A
DeHaro, Mark Anthony
09/04/2018 F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Other Non-Site Locations OTHR

RAD455 Clinical Practice IV

Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major, RAD 410 and 450. (3 Units, Spring)

RAD495 Radiologic Sciences Capstone

In this course, students will reflect on their classroom, lab, and clinical experiences, culminating in a portfolio of their academic experience. In addition, students will begin preparing to take licensure and certification examinations that will qualify them to practice as professional radiographers. Prerequisites: Radiologic Science Major, RAD 410 and 450. (1 unit; Spring)

RAD496 Comprehensive Review

This course is designed to prepare students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Radiography. This course will provide a comprehensive review that will prepare students to successfully pass their ARRT board exam. This course will include a mock board review exam. Prerequisite: Radiologic Science Major. (3 units; Fall)