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!
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
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.
Sonography Degree Concentration
The sonography concentration will train you in the latest sonographic technology and prepare you to enter a growing career field as a certified sonographer.
Nuclear Medicine Degree Concentration
Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radioactive drugs to patients for imaging, diagnosis or therapeutic purposes. Georgia Southern’s Nuclear Medicine concentration is one of less than 10 undergraduate programs of its kind in the country.
Radiography Degree Concentration
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.
Radiation Therapy Degree Concentration
With the Radiation Therapy 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.
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: In person at Armstrong Campus
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
Last updated: 1/19/2023