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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Radiologic Sciences, Advanced (BS)


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The Advanced Radiologic Sciences program is designed to fill the continuing education needs of registered technologists, to provide a career ladder for those who wish to obtain additional skills in a specialized area, and to provide an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Programs of study are designed to meet the career goals of students in medical imaging modalities and for technical, management and educational positions. The following emphases or programs are available:

  1. Advanced Radiography
  2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and/or Computed Tomography (MRI and CT)
  3. Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology (CIT)
  4. Women’s Imaging
  5. Radiologist Assistant (RA)*

*The Radiology Assistant program requires the consent of a supervising physician, 5 years experience as an ARRT registered technologist (RT) and that the General Education requirements at Weber State University be met.

  • Program Prerequisite: Must be an ARRT registered technologist or acceptable equivalent as determined by the Department of Radiologic Sciences, make application and be accepted to the program of choice (refer to the Admission Requirements below).
  • Minor: Students may select any approved minor in consultation with a faculty advisor and the completion of an academic contract. A minor is not required for the Radiology Assistant (RA) program.
  • Grade Requirements: After admittance into the program of choice, a GPA of 2.0 is required in all professional courses.
  • Credit Hours: A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation; 30-48 of these must be within the major emphasis.

Advisement

Students must meet with a faculty advisor for the program of study selected and should meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program review. Call 801-626-6057 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

  1. Apply for admission to Weber State University;
  2. Apply to the program of choice and submit a $25.00 application fee;
  3. Submit copy of active ARRT certification card or acceptable equivalent;
  4. Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  5. Complete an academic contract in consultation with a faculty advisor;
  6. The Program of Study within the Advanced Radiologic Sciences major will be declared upon acceptance into modality.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree


Radiography Courses Required (6 credit hours)


Specific Requirement:


Students must complete an upper division research course in either the major area of emphasis or in the minor emphasis. The course must be equivalent to RADT 4943 - Baccalaureate Thesis  (3) and approved by a faculty advisor.

Emphasis Requirements


Complete one of the following emphases:

Advanced Radiologic Sciences Emphasis


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and/or Computed Tomography (CT) Emphasis


Support Courses for CT and MRI (29-33 credit hours)


Recommended Course to Fulfill Diversity


Elective


Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology (CIT) Emphasis


Recommended Course to Fulfill Diversity


Women's Imaging Emphasis


Radiologist Assistant Emphasis


Students interested in the Radiologist Assistant (RA) Program should contact the Department of Radiologic Sciences .

A minor emphasis is not required.

Prerequisites: Applicants must be an ARRT registered technologist, have a minimum of five years experience as a registered technologist in radiography, meet the Degree Requirements  at Weber State University, and have the consent of a radiologist.

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