Academics

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS)

The radiologic technologist is an essential member of the healthcare team dedicated to preserving patient health by helping to diagnosis injury and disease through the use of medical imaging technologies.

As a radiologic technologist you will learn to operate x-ray equipment to create images of tissues, bones, organs, and blood vessels within the human body. The images will be interpreted by a radiologist, a physician who has specialized in interpreting and diagnosing radiographic images.
Radiologic SciencesUpon graduation, students receive the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree. Program graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Individuals who pass the examination are known as registered technologists, RT(R).

Program Philosophy

In association with the mission of Bellin College, it is the intention of the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences program to educate medical imaging students who will function as proficient health care professionals and team members possessing a constant concern for quality patient care and technical competency. It is the College’s intention to maintain the highest program standards, thus insuring accreditation by the Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) guaranteeing graduates their eligibility for examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Program Goal 1: Graduates will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recognize sub-optimum image quality and demonstrate corrective action.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of non-routine radiographic procedures.

Program Goal 2: Graduates will have an understanding and appreciation for optimum radiation protection.

Student Learning Outcome:

  1. Practice radiation safety within established dose limits
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of radiation protection principles and practices.

Program Goal 3: Graduates will demonstrate professional behavior and effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Obtain student membership in professional organization (s).
  2. Complete a senior level portfolio.
  3. Deliver a formal presentation.

Program Goal 4: Graduates will demonstrate entry-level competency as a medical imaging professional.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Consistently perform routine radiographic image requirements as well as general patient care competencies (ARRT).
  2. Prepared to enter the profession as a Registered Radiographer.

Program Goal 5: Graduates will portray leadership skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Successfully complete a leadership course.
  2. Serve in a leadership role in a college organization (IHI Open School, Student Senate, BSRS Committee, etc.).
Student Outcomes & Program Effectiveness

The performance of the Radiology Program at Bellin College is reflected through program effectiveness data defined by our accrediting body, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Program effectiveness data includes:

  • Program completion rate – the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually complete the program.
  • Credentialing examination pass rate – the number of students who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program.
  • Job placement rate – the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences field within twelve months of graduation from the program.

Information regarding college enrollment, persistence, credentialing, diversity, and job placement (employment) rates for the college as a whole are available on the Statistics page. Information concerning the Bachelor of Science in  Radiologic Sciences is maintained on the website as a requirement of its accrediting body JRCERT. For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website at http://www.jrcert.org.

View the Program Effectiveness Data Report

Accreditation

Our program is fully accredited by JRCERT (Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology) which provides programmatic accreditation and theHigher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

For more information contact:
JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL  60606
312-704-5300
FAX: 312-704-5304
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org 

Our fully-accredited program will provide you with excellent academic and clinical experience in general radiography and two of the following specialties:

  • CT Scanning (Computed Tomography)
    CT technology uses x-rays and computers to produce very detailed 3-D images of patients and their medical condition.
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    Used as a diagnostic tool by physicians, MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves to diagnose diseases.
  • Women’s Imaging (Mammography and DXA Scanning)
    Mammography uses low energy x-rays specifically for imaging breast tissue and can be used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths.
  • Bone Density Scanning (DXA)
    Bone density scanning, or DXA, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss, and is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis.

BSRS Program Options:

BSRS Traditional Option

The BSRS Traditional Option is designed for students who have or will have a high school diploma at the time of enrollment and have completed generally 28 or fewer transferable, program required general education credits. Traditional students begin as freshmen and complete the BSRS degree in four years.

BSRS Traditional Academic Plan A

*Human Biology 102

BSRS Traditional Academic Plan B
*Biology 202

BSRS Sophomore Transfer Option

The Sophomore Transfer Option for a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree is designed for students who have completed specific general education courses (28 credits). Students complete the BSRS degree in three years. Radiology courses are taken concurrently with general education courses starting with the first semester of enrollment.
*This option is limited based on availability. If interested, please call Admissions at 920-433-6650.

BSRS Sophomore Transfer

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