Radiologic Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights
McNeese’s radiologic sciences bachelor’s degree program prepares you to provide basic and advanced care to patients as part of a health care team by performing diagnostic imaging exams while minimizing hazardous risks involved with equipment that uses radiation. The JCERT-accredited Bachelor of Science in radiologic sciences at McNeese incorporates anatomy, physiology, positioning and radiographic techniques. You’ll also be prepared to explore advanced specialties and qualify for several professional certifications and licensures.
Professional certification and state licensure
After completing the bachelor’s degree program at McNeese, you can apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam in radiography, which also serves as the state license exam for the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. With a radiography certification, you can broaden your expertise and earn credentials in another area of radiologic technology. You may also be eligible to sit for specialized certification exams in post-primary clinical areas, such as mammography or cardiac interventional radiography.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
What Can You Do With a Radiologic Sciences Degree?
After you earn your bachelor’s degree and pass the national certification exam, you will be qualified for a career as a radiographer in a wide variety of health care settings.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences – Education
- Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences – Administration
- Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine
- Master of Science in Radiation Therapy
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Byrd Regional Hospital
- Lafayette General Health
- Christus Ochsner Lake Area Medical Center
- Christus Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital
- Lake Charles Memorial Health System
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Memorial Hermann Health System
- Ochsner Health System
- Solis Mammography
- West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
Radiologic Tech Week
National Radiologic Technology Week is an annual event celebrated at McNeese. Undergraduate students display a number of exhibits that highlight the vital work of radiologic technologists and radiologists.
With more than 100 student clubs and organizations, McNeese offers a variety of ways you can participate in academic, social and professional events on campus and in the community.
State and National Meetings
As a radiologic sciences major, you’ll have a variety of opportunities to attend professional meetings and conferences in Louisiana and across the country to enhance your academic experience. Learn about the latest developments in the field and network with radiologic technologists.
Additional Details on the Radiologic Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Program
McNeese State University’s Radiologic Technology (Radiography) Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program currently holds the highest accreditation award available from the JRCERT.Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N Wacker Drive – Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300 or www.jrcert.org
Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Radiologic Sciences
Not sure if the radiologic sciences bachelor’s program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese, and talk about your options with a recruiter.