Admission Process

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 is required. 

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.   

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 8 observational hours within a radiology environment. Complete this clinical hours form. Observational hours will be waived this term due to the pandemic. 

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 January 1 to April 15, 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

    CBU Students:

    • Completion of these prerequisite courses: 
        • BIO 146 General Biology w/ Lab
        • BIO 153 Anatomy & Physiology l
        • BIO 153L Anatomy & Physiology l Lab
        • BIO 163 Anatomy & Physiology ll
        • BIO 163L Anatomy & Physiology ll Lab
        • BIO 173 Medical Terminology
        • CHE 102 Fundamentals of Chemistry
        • KIN 212 First and Safety (OR documented CPR and AED certification)
        • MAT 145 Mathematical Methods in the Natural Sciences or MAT 245 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
        • PHY 214 Physics I 
        • PHY 214L Physics I Lab
        • STA 144 Introduction to Statistics
    • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 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 8 hours of observation in a radiology environment
    • A successful interview with the radiologic sciences admissions committee

     

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

  • Transfer Students

    Transfer Students:

    • Acceptance to the university as a pre-radiologic sciences student
    • Completion of these prerequisite courses:
        • BIO 146 General Biology w/ Lab
        • BIO 153 Anatomy & Physiology l
        • BIO 153L Anatomy & Physiology l Lab
        • BIO 163 Anatomy & Physiology ll
        • BIO 163L Anatomy & Physiology ll Lab
        • BIO 173 Medical Terminology
        • CHE 102 Fundamentals of Chemistry
        • KIN 212 First and Safety (OR documented CPR and AED certification)
        • MAT 145 Mathematical Methods in the Natural Sciences or MAT 245 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
        • PHY 214 Physics I 
        • PHY 214L Physics I Lab
        • STA 144 Introduction to Statistics
    • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 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 8 hours of observation in a radiology environment
    • A successful interview with the radiologic sciences admissions committee

     

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

  • Accepted Students

    Once Accepted as a Radiologic Sciences Student:

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