Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

Radiologic Sciences Program

Enter the diverse field of radiologic sciences and become an invaluable member of a patient-focused discipline that puts you on the forefront of cutting-edge medical technology!

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*located on the Armstrong campus

At Georgia Southern University, the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences with five concentrations leading to initial certification. Whether you choose to specialize in the use of radiation, ultrasound or magnetism, you’ll be trained to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries.

Students interested in the Radiologic Sciences program must understand that there is a potential to being exposed to a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. The MRI environment consists of strong magnetic fields and radiofrequency waves which may be contraindicated for individuals that have devices implanted in or on their body that should not be subjected to an MRI environment. Additional information regarding MRI safety can be found on the internet and at www.mrisafety.com.

Cardiovascular Interventional Science (CVIS) Degree Concentration

Format: On-campus at Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 130

Georgia Southern University is home to the only accredited baccalaureate Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program in the United States. In this specialization, you will use sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment as you work in interventional cardiology suites, cardiac cath labs, vascular hybrid suites and neurovascular arenas.

Students in Georgia Southern’s CVIS program have the opportunity to complete five clinical rotations at prestigious clinical sites around the southeast, which will give you the training you’ll need to excel in this field. You’ll be prepared to assist in invasive cardiovascular settings, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that affect the cardiovascular system.

Jobs in Cardiovascular Technology

After completing the B.S. in Radiologic Sciences Cardiovascular Interventional Science program, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of positions using cardiovascular technology, including:

  • Cardiovascular interventional technologist
  • Cardiovascular technician
  • Vascular technologist
  • Cardiac sonographer/Echocardiographer
  • Cardiac catheterization technologist
  • Cardiovascular invasive specialist
  • EKG technician

Radiologic Sciences Program Accreditation

Our radiography and radiation therapy programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in the Radiologic Sciences (JRCERT), the national standard for this profession.

Contact information for the JRCERT:

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

Accreditation

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The cardiovascular interventional science track is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the JRCCVT. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suit 158, Clearwater, FL 33763727-210-2350www.caahep.org.

Sonography Degree Concentration

Format: On-campus at Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 130

The B.S. in Radiologic Sciences Sonography program will train you in the latest sonographic technology and prepare you to enter a growing career field as a certified sonographer.

Using sound waves to examine organs, muscles and vascular structures, sonographers perform everything from obstetrics imaging to cardiac imaging. Your coursework will cover everything from clinical settings, scanning techniques, invasive procedures and sonography specialties.

Students are required to complete clinical education courses at two or more distant clinical education centers. Students are responsible for travel and lodging expenses associated with attending these centers.

Georgia Southern’s Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Jobs in Sonography

A Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a concentration in Sonography will equip you for a variety of careers, including:

  • Echo technician
  • Vascular technician
  • Echocardiographer
  • Sonographer
  • Ultrasound technologist
  • Ultrasonographer

Accreditation

Sonography is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). The JRC-DMS and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs‘ (CAAHEP) Board of Directors recognizes the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards. The initial accreditation status will expire on January 31, 2020.

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Nuclear Medicine Degree Concentration

Format: On-campus at Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 130

Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radioactive drugs to patients for imaging, diagnosis or therapeutic purposes. Georgia Southern’s Nuclear Medicine degree program is one of less than 10 undergraduate programs of its kind in the country

Incorporating physics, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, you will learn the latest procedures and practices for the industry and gain clinical experience in general nuclear medicine, Computed Tomography (CT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), making you eligible to be dually certified.

Jobs in Nuclear Medicine

A Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a concentration in Nuclear Medicine will help you launch a specialized career in healthcare professions such as:

  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Radiologic technologist
  • Radiation safety officer
  • Chief technologist
  • Mammography technician
  • Imaging specialist

Accreditation

Nuclear medicine is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT 406-883-0003).

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Radiography Degree Concentration

Format: On-campus at Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 130

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 Technician
  • CT Scan Technologist
  • Radiology supervisor
  • Medical technologist
  • Radiology technologist

Radiation Therapy Degree Concentration

Format: On-campus at Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 130

In Georgia Southern’s Radiation Therapy program, you’ll gain experience in clinical rotations at clinics in Georgia and South Carolina, learning a wide variety of techniques and procedures from diverse oncology teams. Your degree will prepare you to work with the latest state-of-the-art technologies to accurately and safely administer daily radiation treatments to cancer patients.

The first year of the Radiation Therapy program requires students to be on-campus for all didactic courses. Beginning in the third semester, the program consists of a combination of online didactic courses, as well as clinical requirements. Minimal on-campus attendance is required in the final three semesters.

Jobs in Radiation Therapy

A Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences with a concentration in Radiation Therapy prepares you for a variety of healthcare roles:

  • Radiation therapist
  • Radiologic technician
  • Case manager
  • Patient care manager
  • Radiologic technologist

Accreditation

JRCERT

Radiation therapy and radiography are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, JRCERT, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, mail@jrcert.org, Tel: 312-704-5300, Fax: 312-704-5304, www.jrcert.org.

Certification

Upon graduation from Georgia Southern University, radiography, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine students will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Nuclear medicine students are also eligible to sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). Sonography students will be candidates for the national certification examination of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Cardiovascular Interventional Science students will take the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Examination administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

If you are already a certified radiologic sciences professional (RT), Georgia Southern offers two options to complete a bachelor’s degree:

B.S. Degree in Radiologic Sciences: Special Options Program

Format: Online

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences: Special Options Program is designed for technologists who are registered or registry-eligible in one area (radiography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy) and complete their degree and become certified in an additional area. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a baccalaureate degree and will be registry-eligible in one of the following areas:

  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radiography
  • Sonography

For information on admission requirements and program of study, visit the Radiologic Sciences: Special Options Program page.

B.S. Degree in Radiologic Sciences: Bridge Program

Format: Online

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences: Bridge Program 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 this B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences program.

Georgia Southern offers two track choices for certified professionals to advance professionally.

Clinical Track

The clinical track features coursework concentrated in advanced clinical skills, such as CT, MRI or mammography. The mammography concentration is only available to radiographers. Completion of the clinical education requirements will lead to eligibility for certification in CT, MRI or mammography.

Non-Clinical Track

The non-clinical track offers fully online courses providing a variety of leadership, management and technical communication educational experiences.

For more information on admission requirements and coursework in the Bridge Program, visit the Radiologic Sciences: Bridge Program page.

Accreditation

The BRIDGE program is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501).

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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
Email: smcgee@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 6/30/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

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