Radiologic Sciences: Bridge Program

Radiologic Sciences offers a degree completion program for radiographers, radiation therapists, sonography and nuclear medicine technologists. If you are certified by the ARRT, NMTCB or RDMS then you may qualify to complete a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree. We offer a wide variety of mechanisms for technologists, therapists, and sonographers to advance professionally.

Two Track Choices

Clinical Track

Coursework concentration in advanced clinical skills, such as CT, MRI or mammography. The mammography concentration is only available to radiographers. All courses (except clinical education) in the major are offered online and clinical education may be completed in your local area. Completion of the clinical education requirements will lead to eligibility for certification in CT, MRI or mammography.

Non-Clinical Track

Courses in the major are offered online. Students will gain a variety of educational experiences that include leadership, management, and technical communication.

* NOTE: The non-clinical track of the Bridge program is fully online. The clinical track is composed of didactic classwork, which is fully online, and a clinical education component, which must be completed at an accredited healthcare organization. All clinical education courses can be conducted at sites close to where the students live, however, students who are outside of Savannah will be responsible for identifying potential clinical education sites in their area.

Degree Requirements

The degree consists of 129 semester hours, 63 hours in the core and 66 hours in the major. You will be given 33 semester hours, 1/2 of the major, for your primary certification. Secondary certifications may qualify you for additional credit hours in the major.

Options for Completing Core Classes at a Distance

Number of Students accepted: unlimited (noncompetitive provided admission requirements are met)

Program Coordinator: Shaunell McGee

Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate of a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic or Nuclear Medicine Technology or Sonography accredited program or equivalent
  • Regular admission to Georgia Southern University
  • Grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all college work
  • Certification by the ARRT, or NMTCB, or ARDMS in radiography, nuclear medicine, sonography or radiation therapy or equivalent (if not yet certified, must become certified prior to the end of the first semester at Georgia Southern).
  • Before beginning any of the professional courses, the following must be successfully completed:
    • At least 45 semester hours of degree requirements (RT certification applies towards these hours)
    • Anatomy and Physiology I and II or equivalent
    • Two college English courses and one college algebra course.

Opportunities

Career opportunities within Radiologic Sciences include, but are not limited to:
  • Radiographers
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Radiology Imaging Managers
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Educators
  • Radiology products specialists

Advanced Studies/Continuing Education

Advanced studies or continuing education opportunities for graduates include:
  • Master’s Degree
  • PhD in Health Professions with emphasis in Radiologic Sciences
  • Certificate in Computed Tomography
  • Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Certificate in Mammography
  • Registered in MRI, CT, or Mammography

Program Outcomes

Graduates from this program will be able to:
  • Evaluate ethical dilemmas in the healthcare setting
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate leadership skills

Graduate Outcomes

Graduate from this program are recognized as:
  • Collaborative leaders
  • Effective communicators (written, oral)
  • Technically competent
  • Data driven decision-makers
  • Successful team members

Last updated: 2/5/2018

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences • 11935 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 30460