Oct 27, 2021
Requirements for the Major in Radiologic Technology - 120 semester hours
The Radiologic Sciences entry-level BSRT Program prepares students for careers as radiographers. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are prepared 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 is to provide procedures to prepare qualified imaging technologists who will ethically respond to the needs of patients with technical competence and compassion, and to assume a vital professional role as a medical team member. The learning outcomes of the BSRT Program are that BSRT students will:
- Be adequately prepared to enter the profession in a culturally diverse society.
- Develop independent and critical thinking skills.
- Pursue education beyond the entry level BSRT Program.
- Develop professionalism through entry-level radiography clinical competence.
Admission Criteria for the BSRT Program
- Be eligible for admission to Midwestern State University.
- Complete the online BSRT Program application on the department website at http://www.mwsu.edu/academics/hs2/radsci/bsrt/program-application-new
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater or all college-level work and be in good academic standing.
- Complete BIOL 1133 or 1134 , BIOL 1233 or 1234 , RADS 1001 , and RADS 1011 with grades of C or better.
- Complete all remediation requirements.
- 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 August 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. No applications will be accepted after September 30. 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.
For additional information on application procedures and admission requirements, visit the department website at http://www.mwsu.edu/academics/hs2/radsci/bsrt.
Progression Policy for the BSRT Program
- All professional progression (RADS) courses must be taken in the sequence prescribed.
- Students must earn a C (2.0) or above in all professional progression courses.
- Courses that have the “P” designation require passing grades of 75 or better.
- 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 course must reapply to the program. Students who fail more than one professional course or the same course more than once will be prevented from completing the program.
- Prior to enrollment in RADS 4114 , students must provide documentation of:
- Program-approved student liability insurance
- Compliance with state mandated immunizations
- Health insurance
- CPR certification (2 year certification for child and adult)
- Compliance with program approved criminal background check
- Drug screening with no illegal substances
Curriculum Requirements for BSRT Program:
Core Curriculum Specific Courses:
Major - 78 semester hours
Six (6) hours of RADS elective courses
P - Courses marked with a “P” are professional progression courses and require passing grades of 75 or better.
**CATALOG CHANGE** Effective Fall 2015, the * statement below is no longer valid.
* Three (3) hours of junior/senior level statistics may be substituted for RADS 4123 .