Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

Radiography Degree Concentration

Format: In person at Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 130
Clinical sites: 8 including sites in Georgia and South Carolina.
Students accepted: 22-25
Program Director: Mrs. Sharon Gilliard-Smith, M.H.S.RT(R)

With the Radiography degree concentration, you’ll get hands-on clinical experience and build on a foundation of physics, math and science to prepare for a high-tech career that uses radiation, magnetism and computers for imaging and medical diagnosis. You’ll also have the opportunity to pursue additional certifications in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), and mammography.

As a radiographer, you’ll aid physicians and radiologists in the diagnosis of fractures, ulcers, tumors, lesions and disease processes. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for the physical and mental well-being of patients undergoing radiographic examinations.

Jobs in Radiography

A Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a concentration in Radiography prepares you for a variety of careers, including:

  • Radiologic technologist
  • MRI technologist
  • CT Scan technologist
  • Radiology supervisor
  • Medical technologist
  • Radiology technologist

Professional Licensure

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or national certifications: Registered Radiographer, R.T. (R).

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a state license (or certificate) in Georgia or any other state or territory. For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for a Registered Radiographer license or certificate, click https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure to check the requirements of your state or territory. 

Program Goals and Outcomes

Program Effectiveness Data (2015-2019)
2019 Data5 Year Average
Program Completion Rate86.4%

19 of the 22 students who enrolled in the program graduated
93.4%-5 year average

99 of 106 students who enrolled in the program graduated.

student graduated
2018-100%
2017-100%
2016-95.5%
2015-85.7%
Program Exam Pass Rate (1st Attempt
within 6 months of graduation)
100%

19 of the 19 graduates who attempted the ARRT credentialing exam within 6 months of graduation passed on the first attempt.
83.2%- 5 year average

80 of 95 students who took the ARRT examination within 6 months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

2018-74%
2017-79%
2016-81%
2015-82.4%
Job Placement Rate100%

18 of the 18 graduates who actively sought employment found jobs in field within 12 months of graduation. One graduate is continuing his education.
84%- 5 year average

72 of 86 students who actively sought employment found jobs in field.

2018-95%
2017-100%
2016-59%
2015-60%

Program Goals

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competency

  • Students will correctly apply patients positioning skills
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the use of critical thinking/problem solving skills

  • Students will demonstrate organization of information/thought
  • Students will be able to critically think through patients procedures to obtain diagnostic quality radiographs.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize written communication effectively
  • Students will utilize effective verbal communication

Goal 4: Students will exhibit professional growth

  • Students will perform as an effective team member and demonstrate professionalism in the field.
  • Students will understand the importance of professional growth and development in the profession.

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus
Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Dept #4901
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

Radiologic Sciences

Phone: 912-344-2802
Fax: 912-344-3442

Mission Statement

Radiologic Sciences, as part of the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences at Georgia Southern University, exists to provide a comprehensive education to students so they enter the profession as competent practitioners.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.  Contact information for the JECERT is:

JRCERT
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
mail@jrcert.org
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
www.jrcert.org

Last updated: 9/11/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Dept # 4901
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419