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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Sciences, B.S.R.S.

Requirements for the Major in Radiologic Sciences - 120 semester hours

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree is a post-certification program designed to meet the unique needs of registered radiologic technologists currently working in the field. The program offers a variety of courses designed to prepare students for advanced level examinations in specific modalities.

The mission of the BSRS Program is to prepare ARRT-registered technologists for advanced certification and to assume greater responsibilities in the profession. The learning outcomes of the BSRS Program are that BSRS students will

  1. Be adequately prepared to enter and function within the profession in an advanced role in a culturally diverse society.
  2. Develop independent and critical thinking skills.
  3. Pursue life-long learning.
  4. Develop professionalism through scholarly productivity.

All BSRS courses are offered online as full Internet courses.

Admission Criteria for the BSRS Program

  1. Meet all MSU admission requirements.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  3. Be certified by the ARRT, NMTCB, ARDMS or be a second year student in an accredited Radiologic Sciences Program.
  4. Have reliable Internet access (high speed required) and a working email address.
  5. Meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements (see Texas Success Initiative ), or submit a signed copy of the TSI Temporary Waiver Form for Distance Education Students found at http://www.mwsu.edu/registrar/successdist.

Admission Procedures for the BSRS Program

  1. Submit all required admission materials to MSU Admissions.
  2. Complete the online BSRS Program application on the department website at http://www.mwsu.edu/academics/hs2/radsci/bsrs.
  3. Contact the Admissions Counselor for the College of Health Sciences and Human Services. Students will be assigned a Radiologic Sciences faculty advisor when they start taking professional courses (RADS prefixes).
  4. Submit a working email address to the Admissions Counselor for the College of Health Sciences and Human Services.
  5. Complete the online BSRS Program Orientation linked to the Radiologic Sciences website.

Advanced Placement Procedures

Advanced Placement Courses

Students in the BSRS Degree Completion Program are awarded 42 semester credit hours for holding current and valid professional certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Additional Advanced Courses

Additional advanced standing credit is awarded to medical imaging professionals registered in advanced modalities. This credit is awarded as follows:

Additional Information

Credit awarded for advanced standing does not apply toward the resident credit requirements.

For additional information on application procedures, admission requirements or advanced placement procedures, visit the department website at: http://www.mwsu.edu/academics/hs2/radsci/bsrs

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours

(See Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours )

Curriculum Requirements for the BSRS Program

Core Curriculum Specific Course Requirements:

Within the 42 hour Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum, BSRS students must take:

Major - 78 semester hours

Includes 42 semester hours of professional credentials credit listed above.

Major/Professional Core RADS Courses (24 semester hours) - Students take ALL eight (8) courses:


A student must earn a grade of C (2.0) or above in all RADS professional courses required for graduation.