Bachelor of Applied Science Degree
Radiation and Imaging Sciences
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences (BAS) is a career-oriented bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare radiation and imaging professionals to successfully compete for jobs that require highly developed technical skills, advanced certifications or supervisory and management skills.
The degree completion program is designed for certified professionals in radiologic technology, diagnostic ultrasound, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine. The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites. The second half of the degree offers a professionally relevant curriculum that helps students achieve their career goals.
Concentrations & requirements:
View the degree requirements for each BAS concentration:
- Nuclear Medicine – for individuals who have completed nuclear medicine technology educational programs
- Radiation and Imaging Management (RAIM) – for technologists who wish to lead radiation and imaging departments and clinics.
- Radiation and Imaging Technology (RAIT) – for technologists seeking advanced technical expertise leading to additional certification.
- Radiation and Imaging Radiologist Assistant (RADA) – for registered radiographers (ARRT certified) who want to become certified to perform radiographic patient assessment and complex or invasive imaging procedures in an advanced-practice role under the supervision of a radiologist.
- Radiation and Imaging Medical Dosimetry (DOSM) – for radiation therapists who want to become certified to specialize in the measurement and calculation of dose for the treatment of cancer patients. A certificate path is also offered for those who do not wish to pursue the degree.
- CT Imaging Certificate of Accomplishment
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate of Accomplishment
- Positron Emission Tomography Certificate of Accomplishment
- Vascular Interventional Program Certificate of Accomplishment
- Breast Ultrasound Certificate of Completion
- Medical Dosimetry Certificate of Achievement– Nested
- Radiologist Assistant Certificate of Achievement– Nested
These certificates formally prepare individuals who hold a primary pathway registration with the ARRT (or in some cases, NMTCB or ARDMS) in an appropriate discipline to work in an advanced imaging lab and to potentially sit for advanced post-primary certification in one of the listed imaging specialties.
Graduates should be able to:
- Apply core competencies learned in the graduate’s chosen concentration to function as a successful professional in the field of radiation and imaging sciences.
- Demonstrate the breadth and depth of the educational preparation through the completion of a capstone project.
- Demonstrate an understanding of leadership, ethical and economic issues as they pertain to the graduate’s professional field.
- Have the necessary preparation to pass national certification examinations in their chosen required or elective courses.
- Demonstrate a commitment to continued competency through lifelong learning.
Students applying for admission to the bachelor of applied science program must meet the application deadline and entrance requirements to be considered. Admission is competitive; meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis, depending on space availability.
- National certification in radiologic technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or diagnostic medical sonography. For the medical dosimetry concentration, certification must be in radiation therapy. For the radiologist assistant concentration, certification must be in radiologic technology.
- Demonstrated completion from a regionally accredited college of the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.5 or better:
- Intermediate algebra (or assessment into a higher level course)
- College level English composition
- Two courses in human anatomy and physiology; or certification in Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Humanities course
- Social sciences course.
- The radiologist assistant program requires two years of practice as a certified (ARRT) radiographer.
How To apply
Basic Graduation Requirements
In addition to degree requirements, students must achieve the following:
- Completion of 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applies to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
- At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division.