Radiologic Sciences, Bachelor of Sciences

128 Credits
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Queens Campus

Overview

Radiologic Technologists are in high demand. They are medical professionals who require independent judgment, critical thinking skills and extensive training to successfully administer radiographic tests. These important medical procedures ensure that the vital organs, bones and vessels within the body are functioning properly.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to increase faster than average for medical technicians specializing in the radiological sciences. You can prepare for these growing opportunities through the Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiologic Sciences at St. John’s.

Offered by the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, this 128-credit degree program comprises two years of collegiate instruction at the Queens campus and two years of instruction at the University’s Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center and affiliated clinical sites.

After graduation, students are eligible to sit for the New York State Radiologic Technology Licensing Examination and American Registry of Radiologic Technology Certification in Radiography, graduates may advance into more specialized areas of Computer Tomography, Angiography, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Education and Administration.

 

Program Accreditation and Effectiveness

The Program of Radiologic Sciences is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182 
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
mail@jrcert.org
jrcert.org

Program Effectiveness
The Program Effectiveness data includes the credentialing examination pass rate, job placement rate, and program completion rate reported annually over the last five years and as a five year average.

Download the Program Effectiveness Data (PDF).

For more information regarding program effectiveness data, visit the JRCERT website.

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Courses

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Admission

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences are identical to those currently outlined for admission to a four-year, Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John’s.

For more information about admission to this and other undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please contact Undergraduate Admission online or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus

718-990-2000
admissions@stjohns.edu

Admission Office -  Staten Island campus
718-390-4500
siadmissions@stjohns.edu

Progression Criteria

Students must maintain a 2.30 overall GPA in the pre-professional course each year to progress within their major. The 2.30 overal GPA is required for a student to progress into the professional phase of the Radiologic Sciences program. Students will be interviewed prior to entering the professional year as part of their progression process. All pre-professional courses must be completed prior to entering the professional phase of the program.

Within the professional phase, students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.30, earn a letter grade of C+ or greater in each didactic and clinical course, and adhere to the attendance policy to progress from semester to semester.

Students must repeat a course when it is next offered if a C+ is not achieved. If a student unsuccessfully completes the repeated course or is unsuccessful in achieving a C+ in more than one course, the student will be recommended for program dismissal.

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Career Outcomes

Radiologic Technology Profession

A Radiographer is one who, under the direction of a Radiologist, performs radiographic procedures at a technical level requiring independent judgment and critical thinking skills. The technologist performs a variety of technical procedures by administering prescribed radiation for radiologic diagnosis. Radiographers must communicate with a wide variety of healthcare providers and function in a team-oriented atmosphere.

Graduates may advance into more specialized areas of Computed Tomography, Angiography, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Education, and Administration.

“Radiography is the art and science of using radiation to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels of the body." These images may be recorded on film or may be displayed on a video monitor. Images can also be obtained using digital technology, 3-D and multiple body planes. At other times motion picture film or videotape is used. Treatment of a patient depends on accurate and precise radiographic examinations. Broken bones can be aligned, ulcers can be detected and many other injuries and diseases can be treated when their exact nature is known to the physician.

The radiographer is an essential member of the healthcare team. Responsibilities include accurately positioning the patient, producing quality diagnostic images, good patient care and communication skills.

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Global Approach to Education

The Radiologic Sciences Program of St. John’s University strives to educate and prepare each student for a career as a radiologic technologist.  The didactic and clinical curricula are designed to develop and enhance effective communication skills, technical skills, and professionalism while inspiring excellence in practice. The program will provide a balanced clinical education complimented with a didactic atmosphere conducive to fostering teamwork and self development to provide a foundation for academic and career advancement.

Goals and Learning Outcomes

1. The student will demonstrate clinical competency by mastering both the didactic and clinical portions of the program.

  • Students will effectively position patients.
  • Students will effectively protect patients and the healthcare team from radiation.
  • Students will utilize their technical knowledge to produce a quality image.
  • Students will provide quality patient care.

2. The student will exhibit professionalism and ethical conduct.

  • Students will demonstrate ethical and professional work ethic.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of participating in professional activities to ensure continued education development and growth.
  • Students will abide by HIPAA.

3. The student will effectively communicate in a professional manner.

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

4. The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills to obtain quality diagnostic images while ensuring patient safety and comfort.

  • Students will accommodate for non-routine and trauma patients.
  • Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.
  • Students will effectively position trauma patients.

5. Program Effective Measures:  The program will effectively prepare the graduate for a career as an entry-level technologist.

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Additional Information

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Clinical Obligations

All Radiologic Sciences students must meet certain requirements to proceed to all levels of the professional phase and clinical education. An outline of the requirements is provided below.

NOTE: Students who do not comply with all applicable preparation requirements cannot proceed to clinical placement; this may delay the student’s progression through the curriculum and delay graduation. 

  1. Medical Clearance
  2. Health Insurance
  3. Criminal Background Check
  4. Professional Liability Insurance
  5. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) orientation
  6. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  7. HandBase Software for PC and iTouch
  8. Clinical Dress Code
  9. Expenses
  10. Full Printable Version

 In addition, some clinical education settings may require students to undergo drug testing and/or additional background checks. Failure to meet the clinical education setting requirements may prohibit students from attending clinical rotations, which are necessary for successful completion of the program.

Clinical Sites and Hours

Clinical rotation days vary according to the clinical course.  The days of rotation are:

RAD 1127 – Wednesdays and Fridays

RAD 1128 – When the University reopens after the Christmas and New Year holiday break, the students will complete rotations Monday thru Friday. At the start of the academic semester, students will resume clinical rotations on Wednesdays and Fridays.

RAD 1129 – Monday - Friday

RAD 2127 & RAD 2128 – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
 

Central Radiology PC
137-10 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 888-9180
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Doshi - Bensonhurst
2215 79th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 331-7000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm

Doshi  - Bay Ridge
6740 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 491-5822
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm
 
Doshi – Brooklyn Avenue
1014 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 282-7000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Doshi – Bond Street
9 Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222-3000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Doshi - Flushing
43-55 147th Street
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 762-7132
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Doshi – Fordham
410 East 189th Street
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 220-2500
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm


Doshi - Hewlett
1137 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
(516) 569-8885
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm


Doshi – Jackson Heights
37-17 76th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 424-1400
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Doshi – Kew Gardens
80-02 Kew Gardens Road, #L1
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(718) 544-5151
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Doshi – Mill Basin
2475 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 444-3777
Hours of Rotation: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Doshi – Pelham Bay
3250 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 892-2230
Hours of Rotation: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Doshi – Washington Heights
4120 Broadway
New York, NY 10033
(212) 543-1800
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenectady Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 604-5000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Jamaica Medical Center
89th Ave. & Van Wyck Expressway
Jamaica, NY 11418
(718) 206-6000 ext. 4231
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm

New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 670-1050
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
 

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center 
374 Stockholm Street
Brooklyn, NY 11273
(718) 963-7373
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Winthrop University Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 663-4774
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm
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Success Story

Since traveling from India to study at St. John's University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Rishil Kathawala '14 Ph.D. has experienced an education beyond academics.