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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Radiologic Technology, B.S.R.T.


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Requirements for the Major in Radiologic Technology - 120 semester hours


The Radiologic Sciences entry-level BSRT Program is designed to prepare studnets for careers as radiographers.  Upon completion of all program requirements, students may be eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Additionally, graduates may be eligible for certification by the state of Texas as Medical Radiologic Technologists.

The BSRT Program in Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  The mission of the BSRT Program uses a multifaceted approach to prepare students to become competent and compassionate radiologic technologists who demonstrat personal and professional growth as part of a dynamic health care team.  The goals and learning outcomes of the BSRT Program are that BSRT students will demonstrate:

  1. Clinical competence by applying positioning skills and practicing radiation protection.
  2. Critical thinking skills by analyzing radiographic images and manipulating technical factors.
  3. An understanding of professionalism by demonstrating professional ethics and an apprecieation for the radiologic sciences.
  4. Effective communication skills in the medical environment by demonstrating and practicing oral and written skills.

Admission Criteria for the BSRT Program


  1. Be eligible for admission to Midwestern State University.
  2. Complete the online BSRT Program application on the department website, and upload copies of all official transcripts from each institution attended within the electrocic application, including Midwestern State University transcripts. 
  3. Complete the HESI entrance examination no later than the date listed on department website. Specific sections required are listed on the department website.
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater or all college-level work and be in good academic standing.
  5. Successful completion of BIOL 1134  Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 1234   Anatomy and Physiology II with grades of C or better before applying to the program. More than 1 repeat of each/either in the past 5 years will result in ineligibility for the program.
  6. Complete all remediation requirements.
  7. Satisfy all TSI requirements.
  8. Either be core complete OR lack only 3 credit hours from basic core completion OR RADS 4123 by the end of the fall semester just before the program start.
  9. Have reliable internet access (high speed recommended) and a working email address.

Admission Procedures for the BSRT Program


The professional phase of the BSRT program begins in the spring semester.  Applications for admission are accepted July 1 through September 30.  Because of the limited availability of clinical sites, admission to the BSRT program is competitive, and qualified applicants are accepted only until the class is full. Applicants are rank-ordered according to a formula based on, but not limited to, several criteria such as core course completion, grade point average, and previous experiences in medical environments. Negative interactions with staff and faculty members during the application process may result in a deduction of points and may affect the score assigned. The admissions committee reserves the right to deny admission to the program based on the admissions committee’s professional judgment. 

For additional information on application procedures and admission requirements, visit the department website at http://www.msutexas.edu/academics/hs2/radsci/bsrt.

Progression Policy for the BSRT Program


  1. All professional progression (RADS) courses must be taken in the sequence prescribed.
  2. Students must earn a C (2.0) or above in all professional progression courses.
  3. Courses that have the “P” (progression) designation require passing grades of 75 or better.
  4. Failure to attain a minimum grade of C in any professional course will prevent students from progressing in the program until the course(s) can be repeated.  Each failed course can be repeated only once.  Students who fail any professional progression course in the firsst program semester must reapply to the program. Students must follow the reqpplication process as written in the Radiologic Technology Student Handbook. Students who fail more than one professional progression course, or the same course more than once will be prevented from completing the program. Failure of any two courses (progression or non-progression or a combination) at any time dureing the program will result in dismissal from the program.
  5. Students must provide documentation of:
    1. Program-approved student liability insurance
    2. Compliance with state mandated immunizations
    3. Health insurance
    4. CPR certification - Healthcare Provider (2 year certification for child and adult)
    5. Drug screening with no illegal substances - no tolerance policy

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours


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

Curriculum Requirements for BSRT Program:


Major - 73 semester hours


Note:


P - Courses marked with a “P” are professional progression courses and require passing grades of 75 or better.

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