Online RT to BSR Program

 

The Department of Radiologic Sciences offers Registered Radiographers the opportunity to complete online advanced imaging modality courses in computed tomography (CT) and courses in radiology administration in order to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Radiologic Sciences.

The online computed tomography and radiology administration degree program is designed for:

  • Registered Radiographers without a baccalaureate degree who are searching for an online B.S. in Radiologic Sciences program.
  • Registered Radiographers who have a baccalaureate degree in a major other than Radiologic Sciences, but seek a second baccalaureate degree in Radiologic Sciences that is completely online.

The professional component consists of 1 semester of a bridge course (Summer) and 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) of virtual didactic study in Radiologic Sciences. Students must complete the 6-hour bridge course (RAD 491) before enrolling in the professional component. Upon successful completion of the bridge course, 38 semester hours of upper level credit (i.e. credit for the first professional year of the Radiologic Sciences program) will be awarded for the student’s previous radiography training. Note: The bridge course is offered once each year during the summer semester. Therefore, students should plan to complete the bridge during the summer prior to their enrollment in the fall semester.

Professional Component Hours
Bridge Course - 6 semester hours
Second Professional Year - 26 semester hours

Certification
Students completing the didactic component of this track will meet the structured education requirements for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for computed tomography (CT).  

▼   Admission Requirements

Admissions Timeline

This schedule represents the admissions timeline in a typical year.

May 1 - Deadline applications/supporting documents
Summer Semester - Program Entrance Term for Bridge Course
By mid June - Decisions are made and letters mailed
Fall Semester - Students begin first semester of program

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to the Radiologic Sciences program must meet all Admission Requirements.

  • Meet program Core Performance Standards to include general abilities, observational ability, communication ability, motor ability, critical thinking ability, interpersonal abilities and behavioral and social attributes. For further information, review the Core Performance Standards.
  • Apply to the University of South Alabama and indicate “Summer” as the entry term, “Transfer” as the Admit Type, and “Radiologic Sciences” as the planned major. Acceptance to the University does not guarantee admission into the professional component of the Radiologic Sciences program.
  • Submit official college transcripts for all coursework not completed at the University of South Alabama by the application deadline. Transcripts are not required if the coursework has already been transferred to USA. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 ("C" average) on previously completed college-level courses as well as at least a "C" in all math and sciences courses. Applicants’ overall GPA (USA and transfer GPA, if applicable) will be used for admissions purposes.
  • Submit the Registered Radiographers Application Form to the dept by the application deadline. See mailing address below.
  • Submit official ACT or SAT scores regardless of previous educational background by the application deadline. No applicant is excluded from this requirement. If individual scores for Math, English or Natural Science on the ACT are below 18, it is strongly advised that the test be retaken. The Department only accepts the highest scores, so there is absolutely no risk in re-taking the test a second or third time.
    International students must score a minimum of 76 on the TOEFL exam to include the following minimum sub-scores on the IBT:
    Listening 20    Speaking 20    Reading 18    Writing 18
    The IELT exam will not be used as an admission requirement to the Radiologic Sciences Program.

Mailing Address

The completed departmental application and forms may be faxed to (251) 445-9347 or mailed to:
Admissions Committee
Department of Radiologic Sciences
HAHN 3015
5721 USA Drive North
Mobile, AL, 36688-0002

▼   General Education Requirements (Pre-Professional Component)

Students must complete all General Education requirements from the pre-professional component of the program.
Note: General education courses required for a B.S. degree do not have to be completed prior to admission, however, online availability for general education courses will vary each semester and starting the online B.S. in Radiologic Sciences prior to completing general education courses may delay your estimated graduation term. Any outstanding pre-professional general education course requirements must be completed prior to the bachelor’s degree being awarded.

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General Education Requirements

Area Course Hours
I - Written Composition EH 101 3
I - Written Composition EH 102 3
II - Humanities & Fine Arts CA 110 3
II - Humanities & Fine Arts EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236 3
II - Humanities & Fine Arts ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101 3
II - Humanities & Fine Arts AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, LG 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201 3
III - Natural Sciences & Mathematics MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238 3-4
III - Natural Sciences & Mathematics BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L 4
III - Natural Sciences & Mathematics BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L 4
IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences PSY 120 3
IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136 3
IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112 6
V - Pre-Professional Required Courses BMD 251, BMD 252 8
V - Pre-Professional Required Courses PH 104, PH 104L, PH 114, PH 114L 4-5
V - Pre-Professional Required Courses BUS 245, ST 210, ST 305 3
Intro Computer CIS 150 or demonstrate proficiency CIS 010 0-3
Optional General Elective If needed to increase pre-professional component. Optional
  Pre-Professional Component Total 53 up to 63 hrs*

Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136)

All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses, at least one of which must be in the student's major or minor.

*Factors that influence required hours include 1) Physics course taken, 2) Intro to Computer vs. passing Proficiency Exam, 3) being exempt from EH 101 based on ACT, 4) whether or not HSC 101 was taken, 5) receiving credit by examination, and 6) if general elective needed to bring total up.

▼   Degree Requirements (Professional Component)

These professional Radiologic Sciences courses are only offered once per academic year.

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First Semester - Summer

Course No. Course Name Hours
RAD 491 Professional Radiologic Practice 6

Second Professional Year - Fall

Course No. Course Name Hours
RAD 432 Healthcare Human Resource Mgt 3
RAD 433 Healthcare Financial Mgt 3
RAD 428 Computed Tomography Procedures 3
RAD 426 Computed Tomography Physical Principles & QC 3

Second Professional Year - Spring

Course No. Course Name Hours
RAD 496 Radiologic Sciences Research I (W) 1
RAD 435 Healthcare Operations Mgt (W) 3
RAD 430 Healthcare Communication 3
RAD 429 Adv. Sect. Imaging of CT & MRI Path 3

Second Professional Year - Summer

Course No. Course Name Hours
RAD 497 Radiologic Sciences Research II 1
EMS 340 Disaster Mgt. & Event Planning 3

(W) Courses will satisfy the University's Writing Requirement.

▼   Tuition and Expenses

Tuition

See the latest USA Bulletin to view the USA Tuition and Fee Schedule information.  


Estimated Expenses

  • Books
    Approximately $700-800

 

▼   Transfer Students

Students may transfer no more than 60 semester hours from a community college.

Transfer Equivalency Tables

USA’s Registrar’s Office has created the Transfer Equivalency Tables which allow students to quickly access an unofficial evaluation of how previous credits will be counted at South. If your institution is not listed, please email a PDF of your unofficial transcript to the Registrar’s Office at records@southalabama.edu. Please allow 3-5 business days for the unofficial evaluation to be completed.

Pathway USA

Students from area community colleges may be eligible to participate in South’s Pathway USA program which supports a smooth transition for students transferring to South who have earned an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from one of our participating schools. Pathway USA Participants will have access to a South Alabama academic advisor throughout their time at their participating community college. Visit Pathway USA for more information.

▼   Financial Aid
Financial aid is available to students in this category for those who qualify. Visit USA's Financial Aid department for more information.