Radiologic Sciences: Special Options Program

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences – Special Options

The BS 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. This is a competitive program. Upon completion of the Special Options program the student will be awarded a Baccalaureate degree and will be registry-eligible in one of the following additional areas:

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Sonography

Admission Requirements

  • grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all college work.
  • Applicants must provide proof of ARDMS, ARRT or NMTCB certification.
  • Applicants with more than two courses in the required math or science courses with a D or F will not be considered for admission. No required course in math or science may be repeated more than once if D or F is earned.

Program of Study

General Requirements (Core Areas A, B, C, D.IIB, and E) ……………………………. 42 hours

  • Core Area F ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 18 hours
    • BIOL 2081 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIOL 2082 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • DDTS 2001 Intro to Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
    • Guided Electives* from the following list (3 credit hours) COMM 2280, or a lower-level class (1000 or 2000 level) in MATH, CSCI, ITEC, BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, PHSC, ASTR, or GEOL
  • *Nuclear medicine students who have not completed a chemistry sequence in the Core must complete one chemistry course with lab as the guided elective
  • *Radiation therapy students who have not completed a pre-calculus course in the Core must complete a pre-calculus course as the guided elective
  • *Sonography students who have not completed a speech communication course in the Core must complete a speech communication course as the guided elective
  • One of the following:
    • PHSC 1211/1211L Physical Environment and Lab
    • PHYS 1111K Introductory Physics I
  • Physical Education ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 hours
  • First-Year Seminar ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1 hour

Major Field Courses (choose option a, b, c)…………………………………………… 66 hours

a. Radiation Therapy

  • DDTS 3001 Patient Care and Assessment
  • DDTS 3001L Patient Care and Assessment Lab
  • DDTS 4010 Research Methodologies
  • DDTS 4020 Management and Leadership
  • HLPR 2009 Intro to Research in Health Professions
  • RDSC 3001 Radiologic Sciences I
  • RDSC 3002 Radiologic Sciences II
  • RDSC 3060 Principles of Image Formation and Evaluation
  • RDSC 4100 Advanced Imaging Modalities
  • RTHR 3001 Radiation Therapy I
  • RTHR 3002 Radiation Therapy II
  • RTHR 3003 Radiation Therapy III
  • RTHR 3100 Introduction to Radiation Therapy Clinical Education
  • RTHR 4101 Radiation Therapy Clinical Education I
  • RTHR 4102 Radiation Therapy Clinical Education II
  • RTHR 4103 Radiation Therapy Clinical Education III
  • RTHR 4200 Radiation Therapy Synthesis

b. Nuclear Medicine

  • DDTS 3001 Patient Care and Assessment
  • DDTS 3001L Patient Care and Assessment Lab
  • DDTS 4010 Research Methodologies
  • DDTS 4020 Management and Leadership
  • HLPR 2000 Intro to Research in Health Professions
  • NUCM 3001 Nuclear Medicine I
  • NUCM 3002 Nuclear Medicine II
  • NUCM 3003 Nuclear Medicine III
  • NUCM 3100 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education
  • NUCM 4101 Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education I
  • NUCM 4102 Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education II
  • NUCM 4103 Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education III
  • NUCM 4200 Nuclear Medicine Synthesis
  • RDSC 3001 Radiologic Sciences I
  • RDSC 3002 Radiologic Sciences II
  • RDSC 3060 Principles of Image Formation and Evaluation
  • RDSC 4100 Advanced Imaging Modalities (CT Section)

c. Sonography

  • DDTS 3001 Patient Care and Assessment
  • DDTS 3001L Patient Care and Assessment Lab
  • DDTS 4010 Research Methodologies
  • DDTS 4020 Management and Leadership
  • HLPR 2000 Intro to Research in Health Professions
  • RDSC 3001 Radiologic Sciences I
  • RDSC 3002 Radiologic Sciences II
  • RDSC 3060 Principles of Image Formation and Evaluation
  • RDSC 4100 Advanced Imaging Modalities
  • SONO 3001 Sonography Principles, Theory, and Physics I
  • SONO 3002 Sonography Principles, Theory, and Physics II
  • SONO 3003 Sonography Principles, Theory, and Physics III
  • SONO 3100 Introduction to Sonography Clinical Education
  • SONO 4101 Sonography Clinical Education I
  • SONO 4102 Sonography Clinical Education II
  • SONO 4103 Sonography Clinical Education III
  • SONO 4200 Sonography Synthesis

Upon completion of 80 semester hours towards the degree, technologists who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography will be awarded equivalency credit hours in the major. The amount of credit will be based on the technologist’s academic record and professional portfolio.

Total Semester Hours: 130 hours

Exit Exam

Last updated: 4/12/2018

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Dept # 5902
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419