Students must first gain general admission to the
University of Charleston prior to acceptance into the Radiologic Science
Program. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program
faculty is strongly encouraged. The quota of applicants accepted and enrolled
in the Radiologic Science Program is limited by the clinical facilities
- Applicants to the B.S. Radiologic Science Program must complete a
minimum of 90% (30 credits) of the freshman year courses of the Radiologic
Science Program (see curriculum). Students must achieve a grade of “C” or
higher in RADI 101Introduction to Radiologic Science and RADI 102 Radiation
Physics. If a transfer student is accepted into the program, they must complete
RADI 101 & RADI 102 with a “C” or higher.
Failure to receive a “C” or higher in either course as a transfer or
sophomore student will result in termination from the program.
- Students are admitted to the Radiologic Science Program in the fall
semester of the SOPHOMORE YEAR after completing the required 30-34 credits.
Admission may be based on a competitive point scale if there are more
applicants than open slots.
- Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher
on a 4.0 academic scale.
- Each applicant is required to submit a satisfactory physical
examination, including selected laboratory tests, and a current CPR
certification card before the sophomore year. In addition, applicants must
complete and pass a criminal background check for admission to the Radiologic
Science program. Students who fail to submit or meet the minimum standards of
the health examination and/or criminal background check may not be admitted to
the Radiologic Science Program.
- The Department of Radiologic Science faculty reserves the right to
evaluate all transfer credits.
- Students requesting to transfer into the Radiologic Science Program from
other JRCERT accredited radiography programs (collegiate or certificate) will
have all transcripts evaluated and advanced placement may be awarded. Additional
departmental testing may be required to determine the student’s retention level
and placement. The Radiologic Science faculty will assess competency levels for
advanced placement in the program. Contact the Department Chair for questions
or more detailed information.
- Applications will be made available to prospective students in March and
April with a completion due date of May 1st. Applicants to the Radiologic Science clinical
component are evaluated on a competitive basis utilizing a point scale, which
occurs at the end of the FRESHMAN YEAR. Points will be awarded for GPA scores
(minimum 2.7), college credits completed, and for hours completed at the
University. Additional point consideration will be awarded for students who
have completed Associate or Baccalaureate degrees. All candidates who meet the
program requirements will be reviewed by the admissions committee of the
Radiologic Science Program and ranked based on the point scale.
- NOTE: The point scale will be
implemented if at the end of the freshman year the qualified student population
exceeds the number of clinical openings available. Students are encouraged to
strive for high academic achievement and professionalism to help secure their
acceptance into the clinical radiography component. The number of clinical
openings, which are scheduled to begin the sophomore year, will vary with each
class; however, the target number will be approximately 18 students. Please
contact Mindy Smith-Amburgey, (304) 357-4923, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org -
Chair of Radiologic Science Department, or the University of Charleston Office
of Admissions for additional program information.
- Successful completion of science courses in high school and or college
such as mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and human anatomy and
physiology help academically prepare the student for the radiologic science
- Applicants who read, write, and speak English as a second language must
demonstrate proficiency in English skills. Additional testing of the applicant may
be required before admission to the Radiologic Science Program.
- A personal interview with the Department of Radiologic Science Chair is
recommended for all applicants to insure that applicants fully understand the
program and its requirements.
- Students admitted to the clinical component of the Radiologic Science
Program will commit to between 25 and 38 contact hours per week depending on
the number of support and liberal learning courses completed prior to program
- Female applicants are required to review the radiography student
pregnancy policy before entering the program.
- Applicants to the Radiologic Science Program are encouraged to review
the student Radiologic Science Handbook before entering the program. Contact
the Program Chair for details about receiving a copy. The Radiologic Science
handbook will be reviewed in RADI 101.
- All health science students must complete a criminal background check
prior to beginning the clinical component of the sophomore year. This is a
confidential process required for compliance with Joint Commission on the
Accreditation of Hospitals and Health Care Organizations.
- Each new Radiography class will begin in the fall semester of the
sophomore year at the University of Charleston. Students accepted into the
Radiologic Science Program will be notified by mail on or before May 30th.
- Students accepted into the Radiologic Science Program will be expected
to attend clinical rotations during the shifts of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and
3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Students will
not be scheduled on weekends or holidays observed by clinical facilities.
- Students will be expected to pay
any fees associated with clinical readiness obligations such as criminal
background checks and lab fees. Any
costs associated with uniforms, CPR certification, parking, and textbooks are
the responsibility of the student.