Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Radiation and Imaging Sciences

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

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
  • Management (RAIM) – this degree has moved to the Healthcare Management and Leadership Program
  • 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.
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)– for individuals who have completed diagnostic medical sonography educational programs and want to advance their knowledge and skills within this specialty.
  • Technology (RAIT) – for technologists seeking advanced technical expertise leading to additional certification.

Related Certificates:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.


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.

Last Updated August 8, 2017