• Radiologic Science

    Bachelor's of Science in Radiologic Science


    Mission Statement

    The primary mission/purpose of the Radiologic Science program is to provide challenging academic and clinical education for the development of the student as a compassionate, responsible, and multi-competent radiology professional. The faculty is committed to educating students in a liberal learning environment for a life of productive work as a practicing radiographer, guiding students on their journey to becoming lifelong learners by modeling continued education, and demonstrating the importance of service to the greater Charleston community.

    Program Effectiveness Data

    Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program must establish a benchmark for its program completion rate. The program specifies the entry point (e.g., required orientation date, final drop/add date, final date to drop with 100% tuition refund, official class roster date, etc.) used in calculating program’s completion rate.

    Year # of students admitted
    to the program
    # of graduates Program Completion
    2017 10 16 62.50%
    2016 15 18 83.30%
    2015 9 20 45%**
    2014 10 15* 66%
    2013 8 11* 72%
    5 Year Average     65.7%

    **Low due to transition of MSU teach out students/ 64% 9 out of 14 UC true new.
    Benchmark- 60% of students accepted into the program will graduate with a BSRT degree.

    Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of student graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination or an unrestricted state licensing examination compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. For Medical Dosimetry programs, graduates sit for the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) examination and must report results within twelve months of graduation.

    Year # of students attempting
    the registry
    # of students passing
    the registry
    1st Attempt
    Exam Passage Rate
    2017 10 10 100%
    2016 14 15 93.3%
    2015 9 9 100%
    2014 9 9 100%
    2013 7 7 100%
    5 Year Average     98.6%

    * International graduate- not seeking ARRT registry examination.
    Benchmark- Five-year average credentialing examination (ARRT) pass rate must be 75% or higher.

    Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the discipline (i.e., radiologic sciences, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, or medical dosimetry) compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the discipline. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.


    Year # of students seeking employment # of Students Gaining Employment
    within 6 months of graduation
    Percentage of Job Placement
    6-month post-graduation
    2017 10 10 100%
    2016 15 15 100%
    2015 9 9 100%
    2014 9 9 100%
    2013 7 7 100%
    5 Year Average     100%

    Benchmark- 75% of graduates seeking employment will gain a position within 6 months of graduation.

    100% pass rate for 2017

    • Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

      Goal #1- Students/Graduates will demonstrate competence as an entry-level radiographer

      Student Learning Outcomes:

      1.1 - Students will provide optimal patient care and assessment techniques

      1.2 - Students will apply positioning & technique skills to obtain diagnostic images

      1.3 - Students will practice radiation safety principles


      Goal #2- Students will demonstrate effective communication skills

      Student Learning Outcomes:

      2.1- Students will demonstrate written communication skills

      2.2- Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills


      Goal #3- Students/Graduates will employ critical thinking skills in professional practice

      Student Learning Outcomes:

      3.1- Students will identify non-routine patients and adapt standard procedures.

      3.2- Students will critique images including identifying anatomy to determine diagnostic quality.


      Goal #4-Student will model professionalism

      Student Learning Outcomes:

      4.1-Students will practice according to legal and ethical principles

      4.2-Students will engage in professional development activities

    About the Major

    • 98% pass rate ARRT national boards exam in the last five consecutive years
    • Maximum accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology (JRCERT)
    • Baccalaureate prepared graduates
    • Two activated classroom laboratories, and a state-of-the-art filmless image reader on campus
    • Opportunities for advanced education and multi-credentialing in specialized imaging modalities
    • Clinical rotations through seven unique health care settings, including a level I trauma center, cardiac center and children’s hospital
    • Highly selective program offers personal attention and low student/faculty ratio
    • ASRT (R) to BSRT(R) track offers opportunities for professional and educational advancement to practicing radiographers
    • Accreditation

      The Radiologic Science Program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The most recent review occurred in 2010. Contact information for JRCERT is:
      20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
      Chicago, IL 60606-3182