Radiography

Radiography is an allied health profession that employs x-radiation to produce images of the human body. The radiographer performs x-ray examination while providing patient care and is responsible for providing the physician with high quality diagnostic radiographs for interpretation.

The Bachelor of Science of Radiography is a 2+2 program. Students first complete two years of liberal and pre-professional science education courses at the University of St. Francis, then apply for admission to the program at Swedish American Health System in Rockford, Ill or Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Admission to the professional education component is controlled by the sponsors, Swedish American Health System and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. (Note: Completion of the required pre-professional course work will satisfy the admission requirements of the professional programs, but will not guarantee admission.)

Successful completion of the Swedish American or the Northwestern Memorial programs completes the professional education component of the degree, and makes the graduate eligible to take the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Students can enter the Swedish American or Northwestern Memorial program every fall.

The curriculum of the professional phase of the program is determined by the hospital-based program and requires additional tuition and fees beyond those charged to non-allied health majors. Students enrolled in the clinical program are responsible for paying tuition during the summer terms. Students enrolled in the program at Swedish American are responsible for tuition during Summer Session I and II. Students enrolled in the program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are responsible for tuition during their sole summer session. (Please see curriculum breakdown below.)

The programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education and include didactic, laboratory, and clinical education.

The curriculum of the professional phase of the program is determined by the hospital-based program and requires additional tuition and fees beyond those charged to non-allied health majors. Students enrolled in the clinical program are responsible for paying tuition during the summer terms. Students enrolled in the program at Swedish American are responsible for tuition during Summer Session I and II. Students enrolled in the program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are responsible for tuition during their sole summer session. (Please see curriculum breakdown below.)

 

Curriculum

Liberal Education Requirements (52 semester hours)
ACAF 101 CORE I: Speech (4)
ENGL 111 College Writing I (3)
ACAF 102 CORE II: College Writing II (3)
ACAF 201 CORE III: Foundations of Western Thought (3)
ENGL 200 Introduction to Literature (3)
XXXX Fine Arts approved course (3)
MATH 105 Introduction to Statistics (3)
BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology (4)
CHEM 120 Foundations of Chemistry (5)
HIST XXX Approved History course (3)
PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
PSYC 240 Life Span Development (3) or SWRK 242 Human Behavior and Social Environment II (3)
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophical Thinking (3)
PHIL XXX Approved Philosophy course (3)
THEO 101 Introduction to Theology (3)
THEO XXX Approved Theology course (3)

 

Pre-Professional Science Requirements (12 semester hours)
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 252 Human Physiology (4)
RADG 101 Introduction to Radiologic Sciences (1)
COMP 101 Computer Concepts and Applications (3)

 

Radiography at Swedish American Health Systems (69 semester hours)

Summer Session I: (7 hours)
RADG 301 Radiography Clinical Orientation (2)
RADG 310 Intro to Clinical Radiologic Science (2)
Methods of Patient Care (3)

 

Fall Session I: (13 hours)
RADG 305 Radiographic Clinical Exp II (3)
RADG 350 Radiation Physics I (3)
RADG 380 Radiographic Procedures I (5)
RADG 430 Pharmacology (2)

 

Spring Session I: 15 hours
RADG 307 Radiographic Clinical Exp II (3)
RADG 335 Ethics & Law in Radiologic Sciences (2)
RADG 371 Radiographic Imaging (3)
RADG 381 Radiographic Procedures II (5)
RADG 440 Radiography Pathology I (2)

 

Summer Session II: (10 hours)
RADG 374 Digital Radiography & PACS (2)
RADG 407 Radiographic Clinical Exp III (3)
RADG 421 Sectional Anatomy (2)
RADG 481 Special Procedures (3)

 

Fall Session II: (12 hours)
RADG 360 Radiobiology & Radiation Protection (2)
RADG 408 Radiography Clinical Exp IV (5)
RADG 410 Radiographic Critique I (2)
RADG 441 Radiographic Pathology II (2)
RADG 460 Health Care & Radiology Admin I (1)

 

Spring Session II: (12 hours)
RADG 409 Radiography Clinical Exp V (4)
RADG 411 Radiographic Critique II (2)
RADG 450 Quality Management (2)
RADG 461 Health Care & Radiology Admin II (1)
RADG 491 Radiography Registry Review (3)

 

Radiography at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (73 semester hours)

Fall Session I: (15 hours)
RADG 217 Fluoroscopic Procedures I (1)
RADG 305 Radiographic Clinical Exp 1 (3)
RADG 310 Intro to Clinical Radiologic Science (2)
RADG 320 Medical Terminology (1)
RADG 331 Methods of Patient Care (3)
RADG 380 Radiographic Procedures (5)

 

Spring Session I: (16 hours)
RADG 219 Fluoroscopic Procedures II (1)
RADG 307 Radiographic Clinical Exp II (3)
RADG 335 Ethics & Law in Radiologic Science (2)
RADG 350 Radiographic Physics (2)
RADG 371 Radiographic Imaging (3)
RADG 381 Radiographic Procedures II (5)

 

Summer Session: (9 hours)
RADG 372 Radiologic Imaging II (3)
RADG 407 Radiographic Clinical Exp III (3)
RADG 410 Radiographic Critique I (2)
RADG 460 Health Care & Radiology Admin I (1)

 

Fall Session II: (16 hours)
RADG 216 Radiographic Procedures V (2)
RADG 360 Radiobiology & Radiation Protection (2)
RADG 408 Radiography Clinical Exp IV (7)
RADG 440 Radiographic Procedures IV (2)
RADG 481 Special Procedures (3)

 

Spring Session II: (17 hours)
RADG 409 Radiographic Clinical Exp (10)
RADG 421 Sectional Anatomy (2)
RADG 441 Radiographic Pathology II (2)
RADG 491 Radiography Registry Review (3)

 

For further curriculum information:

See the USF Catalog