Radiologic Imaging Specialist

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences – Imaging Specialist Major Online


Utilize your experience with radiologic technologies and imaging to become a bachelor's prepared practitioner quickly and affordably. Gain skills that transfer immediately to your job or toward a leadership or educational role.

Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24
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Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24

Program Overview


Learn more about our online radiologic sciences program

Prepare for a vital role in the medical imaging and radiation therapy professions with an online B.S. in Radiologic Sciences – Imaging Specialist Major from A-State. As a bachelor's prepared practitioner, you can qualify for leadership positions and educational roles.

Online courses from the Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences take just seven weeks to complete and give you skills that you can apply immediately to your job. Explore advanced topics such as radiologic administrative concepts, methods for data collection and statistical analysis, radiographic manifestations of neoplasms and diseases, and psychosocial issues that may impact the delivery of healthcare in a medical imaging environment.

Our curriculum emphasizes the development of written and oral communication, leadership qualities, and critical thinking. You will graduate with the abilities to provide elevated patient care, practice radiation safety and produce top-quality radiographs. You must either have an associate degree in radiography or be enrolled in the last semester of your associate degree in radiography to apply for this program.

Prepare for radiologic science careers, such as:

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Medical Imaging Technologist
  • Diagnostic Imaging Technologist
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Medical Imaging Technologist
  • Diagnostic Imaging Technologist

Learn industry-relevant skills that employers seek:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Computer literacy
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Computer literacy

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of undergraduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Tuition: $276
Transfer Credits: Up to 90 hours
Credit Hours 120
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Tuition


Financial aid packages are available to those who qualify

A-State's online programs are affordable and convenient. You may also qualify for financial aid. Learn more.

The B.S. in Radiologic Sciences – Imaging Specialist Major online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $276
Tuition Per Course: $828

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Calendar


A-State online dates and deadlines

Our B.S. in Radiologic Sciences – Imaging Specialist Major is a flexible online program featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 6/18/24
Start Class 7/2/24

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Admissions


Are you ready to apply? Check our admission requirements.

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the B.S. in Radiologic Sciences – Imaging Specialist Major online program must have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in radiography. Enrollment specialists are available to walk you through the admission process, so you will be able to complete your application quickly.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Cumulative GPA 2.0

To be admitted to the B.S. in Radiologic Sciences degree, you must have:

  • Successfully completed an associate degree in radiography
    • If enrolled in your graduating semester of an associate degree program, you may be conditionally accepted and are able to take courses for one semester while completing your associate degree. Proof of pending graduation required.
  • A cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework

Note: There is no conditional admission status available for this program.

Application Submission Requirements

Submitting your application takes three easy steps: filling out the application, submitting your documents and paying the application fee.

  1. When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps on the online application.
  2. Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit all official college transcripts.

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 866-621-8096 and we'll be happy to help answer questions.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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2713 Pawnee St.

Jonesboro, AR 72401

A-State is ranked #9 among the Best Radiology Colleges in the U.S. by Universities.com, 2022.

A-STATE IS RANKED #3 among the “Top 10 Best Colleges in Arkansas” by Collegechoice.net, 2021

Courses


A look at the online radiologic sciences – imaging specialist major curriculum

To earn your Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences – Imaging Specialist Major degree, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. You will transfer in 40 credit hours from earning your associate degree in radiography. The program includes 35 credit hours of general education courses, 30 credit hours of major courses, and 15 credit hours of electives. You can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

These courses must be taken to complete your degree.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Introduction to the growing legal and regulatory requirements being placed on radiology departments and professionals. Content includes American College of Radiology. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Food and Drug Administration, and state regulatory regulations as well as other legal considerations regarding personnel, operations and staffing. Prerequisite, formal acceptance in to the professional program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Foundation information on the physics, instrumentation, and clinical procedures for digital imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography equipment as well as an overview of quality management concepts.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Foundation information on the physics, instrumentation, and clinical procedures for cardiovascular interventional technology, mammography, bone densitometry, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Practice standards utilized in pediatric radiology including accepted methods of immobilization, patient care and techniques. Prerequisite, formal acceptance in to the professional program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the organization, operations, and management of a radiology department. Includes an introduction to health care delivery systems, decision making, and the management functions. Prerequisite, formal acceptance in to the professional program.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Guided investigation of an advanced radiologic topic selected in consultation with a member of the radiologic sciences faculty. May be repeated with different topics for a total of 6 semester credits. Prerequisite, formal acceptance in to the professional program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Methods used for data collection and statistical analysis in medical imaging procedures and education with a focus on the applications of data and statistics in reporting of clinical efficiency, image repeat rates, and educational outcomes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Focus on psychosocial issues which impact the delivery of healthcare in a medical imaging environment. Spring.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Supervised clinical experience in routine and trauma radiographic procedures. Prerequisite: admission to the Radiologic Science program. Prior work experience may be considered to satisfy this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Supervised clinical experience in routine and trauma radiographic procedures. Prerequisite, Admission to the Radiologic Science Program. **Prior work experience may be considered to satisfy this course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is an intensive study of the radiographic manifestations of diseases that affect the musculoskeletal and respiratory systems, excluding neoplasms. Emphasis is on physiologic changes evident in images and differentiating which imaging modalities are most sensitive in detecting these changes. Prerequisite, formal acceptance in to the professional program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is an intensive study of the radiographic manifestations of neoplasms and diseases that affect vascular systems. Emphasis is on physiologic effects of neoplasma and vascular system diseases and image manifestations of these effects. Prerequisite, formal acceptance in to the professional program.

You must complete 15 credit hours of electives to satisfy the 120 credit hours required for this program. Courses may be chosen with the assistance of an advisor and per your degree plan.

You may choose from these electives.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic language related to medical science and the health professions, word analysis, construction, spelling, definitions. Special course fees may apply.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Self-assessment of awareness, knowledge, sensitivity and acceptance of the importance of cultural issues in a culturally diverse health care environment, definition and components of culture, cultural values, cultural competence, health and healing traditions, transcultural communication, fostering cultural competence in colleagues.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to sectional images of human anatomy using CT and MRI. Provides the foundation knowledge required for successful practice by the radiologic professional.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
An introduction to the principles of 3D printing, applications across the healthcare industry, the components of a 3D printer and common materials used for different applications. Fall, Spring.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the principles of 3D printing, applications across the healthcare industry, the components of a 3D printer and common materials used for different applications.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Experiential learning practicum with three radiologic facilities that allows students to participate with department management the skills, concepts and theories studied in RS 4343.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Components, operation and purpose of specialized Computed Tomography equipment, including computer mechanisms, imaging theory and equipment operation. Prerequisite, Admission to the Radiologic Science Program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Anatomy, pathology, scanning protocols, contrast administration, and contraindications for all CT procedures. Prerequisite, Admission to the Radiologic Science Program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasis on imaging with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Various x-ray production and detection techniques, fan beam geometry, data analysis, and quality control processes are described.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Patient care and preparation, patient safety, and patient positioning for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning. Discussion of Z scores, T scores, fracture risk assessment (FRAX), and body composition is included.

General Education courses (35 total credit hours) are required and can be taken as co-requisites with the radiology and imaging courses as needed to fulfill the degree requirements.

Communication Requirement (6 hours)
ENG 1003
ENG 1013

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)
Students must take MATH 1023 or any MATH course that requires MATH 1023 as prerequisite.

Arts and Humanities Requirement (6 hours)
At least one course must be selected from MUS 2503, THEA 2503, or ART 2503, and at least one course must be selected from ENG 2003, ENG 2013, or PHIL 1103.

Social Sciences Requirement (9 hours)
Students must complete POSC 2103 and, at least one course must be selected from HIST 2763 or HIST 2773.

HIST 2763
HIST 2773
POSC 2103
PSY 2013
SOC 2213
MDIA 1003
HIST 1013
HIST 1023
ECON 2313
ECON 2323
ECON 2333

Life Science Requirement (4 hours)
Students must take BIO 2203 with BIO 2201 lab.

Physical Sciences Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete CHEM 1043 with CHEM 1041 lab.

Departmental (3 hours)
COMS 1203

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles of resource allocation, supply and demand, consumer behavior, costs of production, the competitive model, oligopoly, and factor markets are examined.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to visual art for all students regardless of background or experience. Students learn how to develop cognitive and experiential responses to works of art. This course is for non-art majors and does not meet general education requirements for any degree in Art. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
The behavior of matter with respect to life processes, cells, tissues, functional anatomy of integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, cat anatomy, nerve and muscle preparations and recordings. It is recommended this course be taken concurrently with BIO 2203.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall only.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to selected fundamental concepts including dimensional analysis, mole concept, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular interactions, gases, mixtures, kinetics, equilibrium and acid base chemistry. Fall only.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups, and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines national income accounting, inflation and unemployment, competing theories of national income, fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy, and international trade.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the biology of atoms, molecules, organelles and cellular functions, tissues, functional anatomy of integumentary, skeletal, muscular and central nervous systems, interaction with external environment.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to give the student a basic understanding of our economic system. Basic economic concepts will be explored and contemporary economic problems and issues will be examined in light of the concepts learned.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study and practice of fundamentals of written communication, including principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, organization, and careful analytical reading. Prerequisite, with grade of C or better, for ENG 1013.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continues the practice of ENG 1003 to develop further the skills learned in that course. Based on reading and discussion of various types of writing, the students’ essays will provide practice in different kinds of rhetorical development, including research and documentation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from early civilizations through the Renaissance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from the Renaissance to the present.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
WORLD HISTORY. The pre-modern world, with emphasis on the economic, political, and cultural processes that shaped societies before the rise of global interdependence.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
WORLD HISTORY. The modern world, with emphasis on the economic, political, and cultural processes that have increased global interdependence.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
United States history. Social, economic, and political developments from Columbus to the end of Reconstruction.
Duration: Varies Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The social, economic and political developments Social, economic, and political developments from Reconstruction to the present. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and miscellaneous topics. No credit given if taken following MATH 1054.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the interaction between society and mass communication through the lenses of history, theory, economics, culture, law, and technology.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal training or experience. By exploring the history of Western Art music, learners will begin to connect the development of music with the changing of society and culture.
Duration: Varies Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic problems of philosophy based upon readings in the works of selected leading philosophers. A prerequisite for upper level philosophy. Fall, Spring.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
American politics. The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Human society and social behavior.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides students with an appreciation of how various artistic elements combine to produce theatrical productions. Fall, Spring, Summer.

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