Radiologic Sciences Bridge Program
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 ARDMS 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
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.
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.
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.
Options for Completing Degree Requirements at a Distance
- A regionally accredited college or university in your area.
- Online through Southern Regional Education Board: http://www.sreb.org/
- Online through Georgia eCore: http://ecore.usg.edu/
- Most core is available online at Georgia Southern University. See the course catalog for details.
- 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
- Completion of the Radiologic Bridge Program Application
- Grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all college work
- Certification by the ARRT in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, and Nuclear Medicine, or NMTCB in Nuclear Medicine, and ARDMS in sonography (to include SPI, Abd/small parts, and OBGYN) or equivalent for foreign students (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.
Number of Students accepted: unlimited (noncompetitive provided admission requirements are met)
Students are required to register and complete a virtual SOAR before being advised.
Career opportunities within Radiologic Sciences include, but are not limited to:
- Nuclear Medicine Technologists
- Radiation Therapists
- Radiology Imaging Managers
- Clinical Supervisors
- Radiology products specialists
Advanced Studies/Continuing Education
Advanced studies or continuing education opportunities for graduates include:
- Master’s Degree
- Ph.D. 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
Graduates from this program will be able to:
- Evaluate ethical dilemmas in the healthcare setting
- Function on multidisciplinary teams
- Communicate effectively
- Demonstrate leadership skills
Graduates from this program are recognized as:
- Collaborative leaders
- Effective communicators (written, oral)
- Technically competent
- Data driven decision-makers
- Successful team members
Program Coordinator: Shaunell McGee
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Last updated: 2/23/2021