Academic Catalog

Radiologic Technology (B.S.)

Office: 4604 EACPHS; 313-916-1348

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology is a four-year degree program consisting of two years of pre-professional courses and two years of professional courses. The program complies with the professional curriculum of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Upon completion of the program, a student receives a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology and is eligible to take the national certifying examination administered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182
telephone: 312-704-5300; Fax: 312-704-5304

Admission to Pre-professional Program

The first two years (pre-professional program) are taken in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the admission requirements of which are satisfied by general admission to the University. Students should consult with an Academic Services Officer in the Office of Student Affairs at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences regarding course selection. Students may seek additional career advisement from the Radiologic Technology program faculty during their pre-professional program.

Recommended High School Preparation

Students interested in a career in Radiologic Technology should take as many of the following courses as possible: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science, keyboarding, speech, and composition.

Admission to Professional Program

Admission to the professional program requires completion of the above pre-professional course requirements and satisfaction of specific admission requirements listed below. The application deadline is December 15 for matriculation into the professional program for the subsequent Spring/Summer term. Prospective students may contact the program for additional information early in their University studies (313-916-1348).

Students are urged to attend a Monthly Information Meeting, held on the first Tuesday of each month, for advising and application deadline dates a year before they plan to enter. 

Since the applicants who are admitted will eventually be working as members of a health care team, the admissions committee evaluates candidates based on their personal qualities as well as their academic achievement. Therefore, throughout the interview and the completion of other application requirements, such criteria as a student's maturity, motivation, knowledge of the profession, interpersonal skills, personal integrity, and empathy for others is evaluated.

Admission Requirements

The student wishing to apply to the professional program must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Completion (minimum grade of "C" 2.0 where A = 4.0) of all pre-professional courses (or their equivalents) by the end of the Winter semester, prior to beginning the professional program. BIO 3200 (or equivalent) must be completed by December of the year of application.
  2. Minimum 2.80 overall grade point average as well as a minimum 2.70 in all science and non-science prerequisite coursework.
  3. Completion of the professional program application form and associated requirements and submission of official transcripts to:

    Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Office of Student Affairs
    259 Mack Avenue, Suite 1600
    Detroit, MI 48201

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for applications is December 15. Prospective students are urged to submit applications as early as possible. Specific directions for submitting various application materials are indicated on the website.

APPLICATION REVIEW: All applications will be reviewed for completeness. The Admissions Committee will interview qualified applicants with completed applications submitted by the deadline date. A number of criteria will be evaluated, including academic achievement and personal qualities. Upon completion of all admission interviews, applicants will be notified of the final admission decision. This typically occurs in February.

Pre-professional Curriculum

Each of the following required pre-professional courses (or its equivalent) must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale). 

First and Second Years

BIO 1510
BIO 1511
Basic Life Mechanisms
and Basic Life Mechanisms Laboratory 1
BIO 2870Anatomy and Physiology5
BIO 3200Human Physiology3
COM 1010Oral Communication: Basic Speech3
CSC 1000Introduction to Computer Science3
ENG 1020Introductory College Writing3
ENG 3010Intermediate Writing (or any IC course)3
MAT 1800Elementary Functions4
PHI 1050Critical Thinking3
PHI 2320Introduction to Ethics3
PHY 1020
PHY 1021
Conceptual Physics: The Basic Science
and Conceptual Physics Laboratory (with lab)
PSY 1010Introductory Psychology4
or PSY 1020 Elements of Psychology
PSY 2400Developmental Psychology4
STA 1020Elementary Statistics3
University Requirements (see General Education program)
Total Credits49

Indicates courses or requirements that may be satisfied by examination or course work. Contact the WSU Office of Testing, Evaluation and Research at 313-577-3400 for further information.


Professional Curriculum

Third and Fourth Years

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
Spring/Summer SemesterCredits
RDT 3100 Introduction to Radiologic Technology 2
RDT 3300 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RDT 3400 Clinical Education I 6
Fall Semester
RDT 3090 Directed Study 1
RDT 3200 Radiation Biology and Advanced Protection 3
RDT 3600 Clinical Education II 6
RDT 6500 Pharmacology 2
Winter Semester
RDT 3500 Patient Care 3
RDT 3700 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RDT 3900 Clinical Education III 6
Fourth Year
Spring/Summer Semester
RDT 3800 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 3
RDT 4300 Clinical Education IV 6
Fall Semester
RDT 4100 Radiographic Quality/Exposure 3
RDT 4200 Radiation Physics and Circuitry 3
RDT 4500 Clinical Education V 6
RDT 4800 Independent Study 1
Winter Semester
RDT 4400 Radiographic Pathology 3
RDT 4600 Radiology Seminar 1
RDT 4700 Clinical Education VI 6
RDT 4900 Jurisprudence for Radiographers 3
 Total Credits70
Additional undergraduate or professional courses may be needed to achieve the minimum 120 credits required to earn the degree.
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