Radiologic Tech & Medical Imaging

Radiological Science/BS

The bachelor of science in Radiological Science degree program provides an avenue for professional and personal development for credentialed radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists and sonographers. The goal of the program is to provide a Bachelor’s degree for graduates of an associate or certificate program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or equivalent. This program will enhance the students’ education and provide a professional radiologic science curriculum essential for advanced clinical practice, leadership, management, and graduate study.

Designed as the upper division of a 2 + 2 model (AAS + BS), the program prepares graduates of associate degree and hospital based certificate-level medical imaging programs with the education and skills necessary to facilitate career advancement and professional growth. This upper level BSRS program will advance the profession of medical imaging by providing credentialed medical imaging practitioners the educational opportunity to obtain their baccalaureate degree in radiological science.

Students entering the program with an associate degree in radiologic technology may have up to 65 credits of course work that was required for the AAS degree transferred toward the 120-credit BS degree (Additional credits will be evaluated). Graduates of certificate-level programs may have up to 41 credits for the radiologic technology curriculum transferred toward the BS degree (Additional credits will be evaluated).

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the bachelor of science in Radiological Science will:

  • Demonstrate advanced skills in patient care and management;
  • Demonstrate effective oral and writing communication techniques;
  • Demonstrate academic skills in advanced imaging technology: CT, MR, etc;
  • Identify the appropriate imaging modality when clinically indicated;
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in making independent and professional decisions;
  • Demonstrate and identify aspects of an effective leader in medical imaging.

Admission Criteria

Applicants for a bachelor of science degree with a major in Radiological Science must be graduates of a degree-granting college or certificate-granting medical imaging programs that prepare students for certification and licensure.

Candidates for admission to the baccalaureate program with an associate degree must have:

  • Met the admission requirements for the college.
  • Graduated from an Associate Degree program in medical imaging (radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and sonography) accredited by the Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
  • A current state license.
  • The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification currently registered.
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale. Preference will be given to applicants with a 3.0 cumulative index (GPA) or above.

Students applying to the program will be admitted based on space availability.

Candidates for admission to the baccalaureate program who hold a certificate in medical imaging must have:

  • Met the admission requirements for the college and CUNY requirements in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Graduated from an approved JRCERT program in medical imaging (radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and sonography).
  • A current state license.
  • A current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification.
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Preference will be given to applicants with a 3.0 cumulative index (GPA) or above.
  • Successful completion of all pre-major course requirements.

Progression in the BSRS Program

  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average must be maintained.
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all (RAD) courses and required courses in the curriculum.

Transfer into the BSRS Program

  • Transfer students are required to follow College policies.
  • The request to transfer non-CUNY medical imaging credits will be evaluated on an individual basis by a Radiological Science coordinator or program advisor and an official decision will be made by the Registrar.
  • All students entering the program must show proof of completion of an approved program and a current copy of their state licensure and ARRT registration.

CUNY Articulation Policy

Formal CUNY AAS articulation agreements are in effect with Bronx Community College and Hostos Community College.

Readmission to the BSRS program

Students applying for re-admission to the program will be admitted based on space availability.

Graduation from the BS Degree in Radiological Science Program

  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the required 120 credits is necessary for graduation from the radiological science program.

Suggested Time for Completion

  • Full-time students can complete the degree requirements in one to two years.
  • Part-time students are expected to complete the requirements for the degree in five years.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1

45 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE2 (4 COURSES, 14 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101* English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 3-4 credits)

MAT 1275 or higher3,* College Algebra and Trigonometry 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4 credits)

BIO 23114,* Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (6 COURSES, 19 CREDITS)

In addition to the required courses listed below, select one course from each of the other two areas; no more than two courses may be selected from any discipline. 6 6

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course
ECON 1101 Macroeconomics (recommended) 3

Individual and Society

PHIL 2203* Health Care Ethics 3

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

BIO 2312* Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4

One additional course from any Flexible Core area

PSY 1101* Introduction to Psychology 3

III - COLLEGE OPTION CREDITS5 (12 CREDITS)

• One course in Speech/Oral Communication6
COM 1330*
Public Speaking or higher 3
• One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences course 3
• Two additional liberal arts courses 6
In meeting their general education requirements overall, students must take at least one advanced liberal arts course or two sequential courses in a foreign language.

Writing Intensive Requirement5

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 60 CREDITS

Associate-Level Courses in Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging (41 credits)

RAD 1124 Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging 1
RAD 1125 Radiographic Procedures I 2
RAD 1126 Image Production and Evaluation I 2
RAD 1127 Patient Care and Management 2
RAD 1128 Radiation Protection and Applied Radiobiology 2
RAD 1225 Radiographic Procedures II 2
RAD 1226 Image Production and Evaluation II 2
RAD 1227 Radiographic Pathology 3
RAD 1228 Clinical Education I 2
RAD 1229 Clinical Education II 3
RAD 2325 Radiographic Procedures III 2
RAD 2326 Radiographic Physics 2
RAD 2327 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 2
RAD 2328 Clinical Education III 3
RAD 2425 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 2
RAD 2426 Imaging Modalities 2
RAD 2427 Seminar: Film Critique 2
RAD 2428 Clinical Education IV 3
RAD 2429 Clinical Education V 2

Baccalaureate-Level Courses in Radiological Science (19 credits)

RAD 3527 Advanced Patient Assessment – Pharmacology 3
RAD 3627 Advanced Sectional Anatomy 2
RAD 3628 Pathophysiology for Medical Imaging 2
RAD 4726 Advanced Medical Imaging I 3
RAD 4826 Advanced Medical Imaging II 3
RAD 4828 Medical Informatics/QM HIS 3
RAD 4830 Capstone Leadership Roles in Medical Imaging 3

Other Program-Specific Required Courses (15 credits)

ENG 1101* English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1275* College Algebra and Trigonometry Met as GenEd
BIO 2311* Human Anatomy and Physiology I Met as GenEd
BIO 2312* Human Anatomy and Physiology II Met as GenEd
PHIL 2203* Health Care Ethics Met as GenEd
PSY 1101* Introduction to Psychology Met as GenEd
COM 1330* Public Speaking Met as GenEd
ECON 1101 Macroeconomics 3
MAT 1272 Statistics 3
PHYS 2603 Physical Principles of Medical Imaging 3
PSY 34057 Health Psychology 3
LIB 1201 Research and Documentation in the Information Age 3

Elective Credits as needed to equal 42 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences or otherwise meet degree requirements

TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 78
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 42
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 120

* Courses required for associate degree

1 The BS in Radiologic Science is built on the AAS in Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging using a 2+2 model. Courses required for the AAS in Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging at New York City College of Technology are indicated by *. Requirements for transfer students from CUNY institutions will be governed by CUNY Pathways policy and existing articulation agreements. Transfers from outside of CUNY will be evaluated individually.

2 Students are strongly urged to consult degree requirements for “double-duty” courses: degree requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category.

3 Students who elect to take MAT 1275 without the requisite math background will be required to take MAT 1175 in preparation, depending upon initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4.

4 Students without requisite science background for BIO 2311 will be required to take BIO 1101 in preparation. This will increase the number of credits required for the degree by 4.

5 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

6 Students who have already met this requirement may choose any other liberal arts and science course in its place.

7 Acceptable substitutes for this requirement are PSY 2302, PSY 2401, PSY 2402, PSY 2403, PSY 2404, and PSY 2501.