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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.

Clinical education courses will be taken during the last three semesters of the program and require that all students rotate through several different clinical sites to ensure equitable clinical opportunities. The radiography clinical sites are in and outside of the city of Savannah and in the South Carolina region (most within a 70- mile radius from the Armstrong Campus). Clinical rotations require 27-36 hours per week and students are responsible for all transportation. While some didactic courses are offered online in the last three semesters of the program, travel to campus will be required for didactic courses not offered online when the student is enrolled in clinical education courses.

Forms and Resources

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). and state licensure.

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 to obtain 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 national ARRT examination to obtain Registered Radiographer, RT(R)(ARRT) credentials. The department has not determined whether this program satisfies the requirements of all states and territories for the Registered Radiation Therapist, RT(T) or state licensure. Visit the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to determine the requirements of your state or territory.

Program Goals and Outcomes

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: 912-344-2550
Fax: 912-344-3472

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. The program has been accredited for a period of 8 years. Contact information for the JRCERT 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: 10/12/2021