May 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Sciences, B.S.

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Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of the University, the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Program at AdventHealth University (AHU) provides lifelong learning through a variety of multimedia resources. The goal of the program is to ensure the highest quality educational content delivered in a dynamic online-learning environment.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree provides quality instruction and academic guidance through a multidimensional online-learning environment, allowing students to further their education while maintaining their current professional careers. This is a Bachelor’s completion program for students who possess an Associate degree in Radiography, Radiologic Technology, or Radiologic Sciences from a regionally accredited institution or a JRCERT accredited program. Additionally, students must maintain registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The Program will include a total of 60 trimester credit hours: 33 credits of Radiologic Sciences courses and 27 credits of general education courses. Students must have a minimum of 124 credit hours to be eligible for graduation.

Licensure and Accreditation

AdventHealth University (AHU) is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (see the General Information  section of the Academic Catalog).


The policies and procedures for the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences are contained in the Student Manual. By accepting admission as a student in the program, each applicant agrees to abide by the policies as outlined in the BSRS Program Manual.

Admission Requirements for Students Without an Accredited Associate Degree

Bridge status is granted to those applicants who are currently registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), have graduated from a certificate program or have graduated from a JRCERT-approved Radiologic Technologist program, but who do not have an Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Students admitted to the Bridge Program are granted 37 college credits by validation for having successfully passed the ARRT registry exam.

There are two phases to the Bridge Program. Phase I involves the successful completion of 27 hours of lower-division credit as outlined below. Students accepted to the Bridge Program are granted Bridge admission status, and must complete all of the Phase I requirements before starting Phase II. It is recognized that Bridge students may transfer some credit from regionally accredited institutions or have successfully challenged courses through a CLEP exam. Combined with the 37 hours of credit by validation, the Bridge student will have a total of 64 lower-division credits at the completion of Phase I.

As a result of state regulations that restrict online education, AdventHealth University is not permitted to offer online courses in the following states: Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Please contact the office of higher education in your state for more details.

Curriculum Requirements for Phase I

The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.

Total: 27

1 Online students will receive credit by validation if they complete the radiography program online.
2 Successful completion of a Radiography Physics course and board certification is sufficient to meet the Radiologic Sciences requirement for Survey of Physics.

Phase I Progression

Progression in the Bridge Program is achieved with the successful completion of the above 27 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Completed coursework 27
Credit by validation 37
Total hours in Bridge Program 64

Phase II involves the completion of the 60 credit hours of cognate and Radiologic Sciences coursework listed under the Curriculum section.

Admission Requirements for Students with an Associate Degree From an Accredited Institution

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Sciences Program Admissions Committee makes the final decision regarding an applicant’s acceptance into the Bachelor’s degree Program. Applicants are considered for admission when they meet the following qualifications:

  1. Submit an application online and non-refundable $20 application fee. Paperwork received without an application on file will not be processed. Admission files will not be considered complete until the application fee is paid.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Admission GPAs will be calculated, based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal. Additionally, transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services. This is the only company from which we will accept transcript evaluations.
  3. Possess an Associate degree in Radiography, Radiologic Technology, Radiologic Sciences, or Nuclear Medicine Technology from a regionally accredited institution and/or a JRCERT accredited program.
  4. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale.
  5. Current registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
  6. Submit official transcripts for all College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and/or Dantes (DSST) coursework only if the applicant would like them to be considered for transfer of credit.

As a result of state regulations that restrict online education, AdventHealth University is not permitted to offer online courses in the following states: Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Please contact the office of higher education in your state for more details.

Associate Degree Graduates

Graduates of regionally accredited Associate degree programs will be considered to have met the Associate degree general education and cognate requirements. If ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  (or equivalent) were not included in the Associate degree, they must be completed as part of the Baccalaureate degree program.


Students may progress in the Baccalaureate degree program when they:

  1. Have a current ARRT license.
  2. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in each Baccalaureate degree program course and maintain a minimum Baccalaureate degree program GPA of 2.50.
  3. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in each general education course.
  4. Successfully repeat all courses in which the minimum grade “C” (2.00) was not achieved. No more than two courses may be repeated in the following combinations: one radiography course and one general education course, or two general education courses.


Students who have been accepted to AdventHealth University (AHU) and choose not to enroll for the specific trimester for which they were admitted have one year from the date of acceptance before all new documents will be required. Additionally, students attending AHU with an enrollment interruption of less than three trimesters are also required to submit an AHU Program Change and Reactivation Form, any updated transcript(s) for additional college work completed during the enrollment interruption, and an updated copy of licensure or professional registration. Students may submit this information in the third trimester of their enrollment interruption as long as all documentation is received by the admission deadline for the following trimester.

Students providing this documentation during the third trimester, but after the admission deadline, will be required to reapply and should contact the Office of Enrollment Services. Students who were dismissed from the program will need to contact the Department of Radiologic Sciences before reapplying.


AdventHealth University (AHU) will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences when they have met the general University requirements for graduation (see Graduation  in the Academic Catalog) and have achieved the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 124 trimester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or above.
  2. A minimum of 37 upper division credits, to include at least 28 upper-division hours in the major and 9 credits out of major
  3. Completion of major with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in the major and completion of the general education requirements and electives to satisfy the total credit requirements for graduation. Courses completed with grades lower than a “C” (2.00) will not be applied toward the major.
  4. Completion of the service-learning requirement. Please refer to your Program Handbook for more information.
  5. Completion of University Residency Policy



Total Cognates Requirements: 27

1 Students with an A.S. degree are considered to have met these cognate requirements.

Total General Education Requirements: 27

1 If RELT 368   World Religions for the Health Professions was completed as part of an A.S. degree from AHU, RELE 305   Ethics for Nursing and Allied Health must be taken to complete B.S. religion requirement.


Total Radiologic Science Requirements: 18

Track Options

Students must choose one of the following tracks (students may return to complete an additional modality):

Summary of Credits Required for Graduation

The student/degree candidates who hold a valid JRCERT-approved certificate in Radiography must present the following credits for graduation:


  • Pre-Requisite and Cognate Requirements (27)
  • Validated Credits from a JRCERT-accredited program in Radiologic Sciences1 (37)
  • AHU B.S. Degree in Radiologic Sciences - Prescribed Curriculum (60)

Total Credits: 124

1 Validation of certificate in Radiography.

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