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Radiologic Sciences, Bachelor of Sciences

Clinical Health Professions

Overview

Radiologic Technologists are medical professionals who require independent judgment, critical thinking skills and extensive training to successfully administer radiographic tests. These radiographic procedures aid in disease diagnosis and injury assessment.

Radiologic Sciences clinical practice includes: general radiography such as orthopedics, pediatrics, mammography, vascular imaging, cardiac catheterization studies, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Radiologic technologists are employed in medical centers, community and private hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, and physicians’ offices.

You can prepare for these growing opportunities through the Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiologic Sciences at St. John’s University.

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 Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center and affiliated clinical sites.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may be eligible to take the national board examination in Radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT, graduates may advance into more specialized areas of Computer Tomography, and Mammography,

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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
[email protected]
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.

Admission

Progression Criteria

Students must maintain a 2.30 overall GPA in the pre-professional courses to progress within their major. The 2.30 overall 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.

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

Admission Office - Queens Campus
718-990-2000
[email protected]

Admission Office -  Staten Island campus
718-390-4500
[email protected]

 

Courses

To earn their Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences, students complete 128 credits, including core, major-sequence and elective requirements, as outlined below. For more information about courses, please see the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences section of our Undergraduate Bulletin.

First Year  Credits
Fall Semester   
ENG1000CEnglish3
DNY1000CDiscover New York3
THE1000CTheology3
PHI1000CPhilosophy3
SPE1000CSpeech3

 

Spring Semester  Credits
PAS3402 U.S. Health Care Delivery3
ENG1100CEnglish3
RAD1101Intro. To Radiological Science2
MTH1050Mathematics3
SOC. SCI. Social Sciences3
HIS1000CHistory3

 

Second Year  Credits
Fall Semester   
PHI2200 or 2240Philosophy3
Language I or LAC1000CLanguage3
THE2xxxTheo 2000 series3
RAD1110Rad Structure & Function I  3
PAS3401 Health Care Management3
PAS4201 Health Care Law3

 

Spring Semester  Credits
THE3XXXTheology3
Language 2 or Fine Arts Language3
PHY Physics for Rad Sci3
PAS4202 Healthcare Finance3
PHI3000CPhilosophy3
RAD1111Rad Structure and Function II 3

 

Third Year  Credits
Fall Semester   
RAD1203Patient Care and Med Terms in Rad Sci4
RAD1206Radiographic Anatomy and Procedures with Lab I 4
RAD1114Radiation Physics and Imaging Equipment I3
RAD1127Clinical Education1

 

Spring Semester  Credits
RAD1207Radiographic Anatomy and Procedures with Lab II4
RAD1115Radiation Physics and Imaging Equipment II3
RAD1208Med Imaging: Principles of Rad Exposure and Digital Imaging 1
RAD1128Clinical Education II3

 

Summer Semester  Credits
RAD1129Clinical Education III4

 

Fourth Year  Credits
Fall Semester   
RAD2105Advanced Radiation Protection and Radiation Biology3
RAD2208Radiographic Anatomy and Procedures with Lab  III4
RAD2207

Radiographic Sectional Anatomy

3
RAD2124Introduction to Quality Assurance1
RAD2127Clinical Education IV3

 

Spring Semester  Credits
RAD2109Radiographic Anatomy & Procedures IV4
RAD2123Pathophysiology with Film Review4
RAD2132Registry Review3
RADXXXX*Profesional Elective 2
RAD2128Clinical Education V3

*Professional Elective Courses – RAD 2211 Introduction to Computed Tomography (2 credits) and RAD 2213 Fundamentals of Mammography (2 credits)

The program makes allowances for students who become pregnant during the course of their studies. Please refer to our Pregnancy Policy (PDF).

Opportunities

Career and Education Opportunities 

A Radiologic Technologist 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 are obtained using digital technology, 3D and multiple body planes. 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 Radiologic Technologist is an essential member of the healthcare team. Responsibilities include accurately positioning the patient, producing quality diagnostic images, oustanding patient care and communication skills.

Top Outcome of this particular program: 

  • In 2017 and 2018 the program credentialing examination pass rate was 100% and the job placement rate was 100%

 

Workforce Projection

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of Radiologic Technologists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job Outlook 

Global Approach to Education

Program Mission
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.

Program 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 nonroutine and trauma patients.
    • Students will manipulate technical factors for nonroutine examinations.
    • Students will effectively position trauma patients.
  5. Program Effective Measures: The program will effectively prepare the graduate for a career as an entrylevel technologist.

Additional Information

Pregnancy Policy

View the Pregnancy Policy (PDF)

Clinical Requirements

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 (PDF)
  2. Influenza Vaccination
  3. Health Insurance (PDF)
  4. Criminal Background Check (PDF)
  5. Drug Screening 
  6. Professional Liability Insurance
  7. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) orientation (PDF)
  8. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (PDF)
  9. Clinical Dress Code (PDF)
  10. Trajecys
  11. Projected Expenses (PDF)
  12. Full Printable Version (PDF)

 In addition, some clinical education sites may require students to undergo additional drug testing and/or additional background checks. Failure to meet the clinical education site 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
 

LHR  - Bay Ridge
6740 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 491-5822
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm
 

LHR - Bensonhurst
2215 79th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 331-7000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm

LHR – Bond Street
9 Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222-3000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm

LHR – Brooklyn Avenue
1014 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 282-7000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm


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

LHR - Flushing
43-55 147th Street
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 762-7132
Hours of Rotation:
9:00am – 5:00pm

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

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

LHR – Mill Basin
2475 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(718) 444-3777
Hours of Rotation: 8:00am – 4:00pm

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

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

LHR – Pelham Bay
3250 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 892-2230
Hours of Rotation: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Main Street Radiology – Downtown Flushing Office
135-25 37th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 428-1500 x322/334\
Hours of Rotation: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Main Street Radiology – Bayside Office
44-01 Francis Lewis Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 428-1500 ext.208
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 Presbyterian -  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

Montefiore Medical Center – Westchester Square.
2475 Saint Raymond Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 430-7300
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenectady Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 604-5000
Hours of Rotation:
8:00am – 4:00pm

Unique Features and Qualities

Each student in the Radiologic Sciences program will attend 9 clinical rotations through-out the professional phase of the program.  The number and variety of clinical rotations provides each student with a wealth of experience with different patient populations, cultural competency, both in-patient and outpatient experiences, trauma hospitals, and many brands and types of imaging equipment.
The Radiologic Sciences program uses active learning and simulation software tools to enhance the learning experience.  Some of the technology and applications used are the Anatomage table and VisibleBody.