BS in Radiologic Sciences

Program Overview

Professor Bill Hennessy helps Shannon Ryder ’17 simulate radiography projections on classmate Justin Truong ’17 during his radiologic sciences class in the Diagnostic Imaging Suite. With dynamic classes to extensive clinical experience, you’ll have lots of opportunities to practice your skills.

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Professor Bill Hennessy helps Shannon Ryder ’17 simulate radiography projections on classmate Justin Truong ’17 during his radiologic sciences class in the Diagnostic Imaging Suite. With dynamic classes to extensive clinical experience, you’ll have lots of opportunities to practice your skills.

As a radiographer, you’ll provide physicians and other caregivers with a literal window into a patient’s health, revealing everything from common bone fractures and pneumonia to the presence of COPD and various cancers. You’ll leverage practical knowledge of radiology and radiation safety, as well as physics, anatomy and pathology. Through a combination of classroom, lab and clinical experiences, our program builds this knowledge as we teach you to become efficient and qualified entry-level technologists.

Our program, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, blends a classroom and lab approach. This enables you to apply your developing knowledge and skills to the care of real patients in clinical settings under the supervision of qualified technologists. The expertise you’ll gain prepares you for employment upon graduation as a radiographer in hospitals, specialty clinics and private practices. 

Students in the BS in Radiologic Science program are admitted to the 3-year program. We also offer a 4-year program on a limited, competitive basis. In your final year, you'll be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam, a necessity for licensure in Connecticut and most states. Once licensed, your options are open for starting your career or applying to a graduate program. Quinnipiac offers an MHS in Radiologist Assistant and an MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership if you wish to pursue a more advanced degree, giving you a competitive edge in the health care industry.

MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership MHS in Radiologist Assistant

3-Year Curriculum and Requirements

BS in Radiologic Sciences 3-Year Curriculum

The designated Radiologic Sciences course curriculum is subject to modification as deemed necessary to maintain a high-quality educational experience. Furthermore, Academic Standing and Progression Committee recommendations regarding student progression, discipline or dismissal will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 101
& 101L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab 1
4
EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 2 3
FYS 101 First Year Seminar 3
MA 275 Biostatistics 2 3
CHE 101
or PHY 101
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I 3
or Elements of Physics
3
CHE 101L
or PHY 101L
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I Lab
or Elements of Physics Lab
1
RS 100 Fundamentals of Diagnostic Imaging 1
 Credits18
Spring Semester
BIO 102
& 102L
General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II 1
4
UC elective 4 3
EN 102 Academic Writing and Research 2 3
UC elective 3
RS 101 Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 3
 Credits16
Summer Semester
Online or on campus:  
UC elective 3
UC elective 3
 Credits6
Sophomore
Fall Semester
BIO 211
& 211L
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
4
UC elective 3
RS 241
& 241L
Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation
and Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation Lab I
4
RS 212
& 212L
Radiographic Procedures I
and Laboratory Practicum I
4
UC elective 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
BIO 212
& 212L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
RS 222
& 222L
Radiographic Procedures II
and Laboratory Practicum II
5
RS 242
& 242L
Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation II
and Radiological Processing and Exposure Lab
4
RS 250 Radiologic Clinical Education I 2
RS 297
& 297L
Methods of Patient Care (DMS 297)
and Methods of Patient Care Lab
3
 Credits18
Summer Semester
RS 253 Radiologic Clinical Education II 4
UC elective 3
 Credits7
Junior
Fall Semester
RS 201 Human Anatomy Imaging I 1
RS 260 Radiographic Physics and Instrumentation 3
RS 232
& 232L
Radiographic Procedures III
and Laboratory Practicum III
5
RS 254 Radiologic Clinical Education IV 3
RS 318 Pathology for Imaging Sciences 3
RS 414 Research: Analysis and Critique (DMS 414) 3
 Credits18
J-term
RS 336 Pharmacology for the Radiographer 2
 Credits2
Spring Semester
(Graduate)  
RS 202 Human Anatomy Imaging II 1
RS 215 Radiation Safety and Protection 3
RS 255 Radiologic Clinical Education 3
RS 290
& 290L
Advanced Radiographic Procedures IV
and Laboratory Practicum
4
RS 499 Capstone (DMS 499) 3
UC elective 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits120
1

BIO 101BIO 102 are required courses for the Radiologic Sciences program and may be used to meet the university core sciences requirement.

2

Initial placement in the English and mathematics courses is determined by placement examination and an evaluation of high school units presented. The minimum mathematics requirement is MA 275 or its equivalent.

3

 Associated lab is required for both Chemistry and Physics. CHE 110 or  PHY 110 with lab are acceptable to fulfill the requirement. Students may take in the fall or spring of their first year.

4

If taking Chemistry or Physics in the spring, this UC elective should be taken in the fall semester.

All radiologic sciences course requirements must be completed in the appropriate semester as indicated above.

Additional course details
Explore descriptions, schedule and instructor information using the Course Finder tool.

4-Year Curriculum and Requirements

Please note: Admission to the radiologic sciences program does not guarantee admission to the 4-year curriculum. There is extremely limited space available in the 4-year curriculum.

BS in Radiologic Sciences 4-Year Curriculum

The designated radiologic sciences course curriculum is subject to modification as deemed necessary to maintain a high-quality educational experience. Furthermore, Academic Standing and Progression Committee recommendations regarding student progression, discipline or dismissal will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 101
& 101L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab 1
4
EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 2 3
FYS 101 First Year Seminar 3
MA 275 Biostatistics 2 3
RS 100 Fundamentals of Diagnostic Imaging 1
 Credits14
Spring Semester
BIO 102
& 102L
General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II 1
4
EN 102 Academic Writing and Research 2 3
CHE 101
or PHY 101
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I 3
or Elements of Physics
3
CHE 101L
or PHY 101L
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I Lab
or Elements of Physics Lab
1
UC elective 3
 Credits14
Sophomore
Fall Semester
BIO 211
& 211L
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
4
UC elective 3
UC elective 3
UC elective 3
 Credits13
Spring Semester
BIO 212
& 212L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
RS 101 Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 3
UC elective 3
UC elective 3
UC elective 3
 Credits16
Junior
Fall Semester
RS 241
& 241L
Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation
and Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation Lab I
4
RS 212
& 212L
Radiographic Procedures I
and Laboratory Practicum I
4
RS 414 Research: Analysis and Critique (DMS 414) 3
UC elective 3
 Credits14
J-term
RS 336 Pharmacology for the Radiographer 2
 Credits2
Spring Semester
RS 222
& 222L
Radiographic Procedures II
and Laboratory Practicum II
5
RS 242
& 242L
Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation II
and Radiological Processing and Exposure Lab
4
RS 297
& 297L
Methods of Patient Care (DMS 297)
and Methods of Patient Care Lab
3
RS 250 Radiologic Clinical Education I 2
 Credits14
Summer Semester
RS 253 Radiologic Clinical Education II 4
 Credits4
Senior
Fall Semester
RS 201 Human Anatomy Imaging I 1
RS 232
& 232L
Radiographic Procedures III
and Laboratory Practicum III
5
RS 254 Radiologic Clinical Education IV 3
RS 260 Radiographic Physics and Instrumentation 3
RS 318 Pathology for Imaging Sciences 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
RS 202 Human Anatomy Imaging II 1
RS 215 Radiation Safety and Protection 3
RS 255 Radiologic Clinical Education 3
RS 290
& 290L
Advanced Radiographic Procedures IV
and Laboratory Practicum
4
RS 499 Capstone (DMS 499) 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits120
1

BIO 101BIO 102 are required courses for the Radiologic Sciences program and may be used to meet the university core sciences requirement.

2

Initial placement in the English and mathematics courses is determined by placement examination and an evaluation of high school units presented. The minimum mathematics requirement is MA 275 or its equivalent.

3

Associated lab is required for both Chemistry and Physics. CHE 110 or  PHY 110 with lab are acceptable to fulfill the requirement. Students may take in the fall or spring of their first year.

All radiologic sciences course requirements must be completed in the appropriate semester as indicated above.

Additional course details
Explore descriptions, schedule and instructor information using the Course Finder tool.

Student and Program Outcomes

2016 Student Outcomes


  • ARRT Credentialing Examination first-time pass rate - 100%
  • Job placement rate - 79% (11 out of 14)
  • Program completion – 79%  (42 out of 53)

Five-Year Statistics


  • The 5-year ARRT credentialing examination pass rate from 2012-2016 is 96% for first-time examinees (153 students passed of 159 students on their first attempt).
  • The 5-year job placement rate from May 2012-May 2016 is 90% (46 of 51 students actively seeking employment obtained jobs). Prior to May 2015, this was based on those seeking employment after earning a certificate and did not include those students continuing at the university to complete their bachelor’s degree as full-time students.
    • Due to an update to the ARRT eligibility requirements effective January 2015, students must earn their degree to be board eligible. Upon graduation, students will have met the bachelor degree requirements and may actively seek employment. This statistic does not include those students pursuing graduate degrees as full-time students.
    • The ARRT defines “not actively seeking employment” as a graduate who fails to communicate with the program regarding employment status after multiple attempts, a graduate unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, a graduate unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, a graduate on active military duty, or a graduate continuing their education.

Qualifications and Requirements

The BS in Radiologic Sciences is a rigorous program that places specific demands on its students.  As stated in the mission of the program, graduates of the program will meet the needs of the community as efficient and highly qualified professionals. 

The technical qualifications set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists combined with the Program’s views provides a guide to the essential qualities necessary to pursue a career in Radiologic Sciences as well as meet the expectations of the programs accrediting body (Joint Review Committee on Education of Radiologic Technologists (JRCERT). 

Students in the program will be required to verify their understanding and compliance with the technical standards, or their belief that with reasonable accommodations these standards can be met, through reading, signing and returning the form to the Program Director.

In addition students are made aware of the program’s progression policy, health requirements to attend clinical internships and fees incurred. More detailed information can be found by downloading the PDF below.