2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog

Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology Program Outcomes

Goal Outcome
Upon completion of this program, students will:Understand basic concepts in the sciences related to radiologic technology.
Possess effective verbal and written communication skills.
Be able to apply critical thinking skills to professional practice.
Be clinically competent entry level radiographers.
Exhibit ethical and professional behaviors.

 

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Radiologic Technology (144 cr)

This curriculum is designed for students who wish to complete a full Bachelor’s degree at MSU. It requires that the student meet all General Education requirements and have a minimum of 60 credits of upper division course work (courses numbered 300 and above). Twenty-six of the 60 credits of upper division course work will be met by completing the clinical study. The remaining 34 upper division credits would be earned through a combination of required and elective courses. Because of the difficulties in scheduling and restrictions for some upper division course work it is anticipated that students following this course of study will spend 5-6 semesters of on-campus study in order to meet the requirements.

Once a student has completed all of the necessary on-campus course work they then enroll for two years of clinical training at any accredited school of radiologic technology. There are five of these schools in North Dakota, one of which is in Minot. These schools are separate from the University, and admission to them is competitive. Admission to clinical training is the sole prerogative of the individual hospital-based program. Admission to Minot State University does not guarantee acceptance into clinical training. Students pursuing the BS degree must enroll at Minot State during the two years of clinical training and pay full tuition and fees each semester. Students who require financial aid from Minot State University during the summer months of clinical training are allowed to register as full-time students. Students receive a minimum of 52 semester credits for clinical training.

Once a student has been accepted into a radiologic technology school, they then apply to the Division of Science for permission to enroll in SCI 405 Radiologic Technology Clinical. SCI 405 Radiologic Technology Clinical carries the prerequisite of acceptance into the Rad Tech program. Students pursuing this program would, upon successful completion of the program, be granted a BS degree from Minot State. They would also be eligible to take the American Registry for Radiologic Technologist (AART) Examination to become certified as a registered radiologic technologist/radiographer. MSU maintains, where feasible, tuition agreements with radiologic technology schools for students pursuing the BS degree.

Transfer students are required to meet all of the MSU residency requirements, the General Education requirements, and to take a minimum of 12 credits of the required course work for the major at MSU. Credits from clinical study cannot be used to meet any of these requirements. No student who is already a registered radiologic technologist/radiographer may be accepted into SCI 405 Radiologic Technology Clinical.

General Education
General Education courses38-40
Radiologic Technology majors are required to take the following specific courses which may also be used to help satisfy the General Education requirements.
Precalculus
Introduction to Physics I
Introduction to Physics II
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Required Courses
BIT 220Management Information Systems3
BIOL 220Anatomy And Physiology I4
BIOL 221Anatomy And Physiology II4
CHEM 115Introductory Chemistry (& CHEM 115L)4
HPER 431Kinesiology3
MATH 210Elementary Statistics4
PHIL 210Ethics3
PSY 270Abnormal Psychology3
SCI 102Introduction to Radiologic Technology1
CSCI 101Introduction to Computer Science3
Clinical Experience
4 Semesters at 13 Credits per Semester 52
Total Hours122-124