- Bachelor's Degree
Baptist University offers working radiologic technologists credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography (ARRT, RT(R)) the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Health Science Degree (BHS) in Medical Imaging Sciences.
The degree requires 121 credit hours. An RT(R) with current certification in good standing with the ARRT will be awarded 56 hours block credit toward the degree. An additional 50 hours of general education courses are required. Equivalent courses taken at SACSCOC accredited institutions may be eligible for transfer credit.
All students will be required to take 15 hours of professional courses at Baptist Health Sciences University. Clinical rotations are not required, but can be a part of the program if they are needed to meet your career goals.
Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
The Bachelor of Health Science Degree (BHS) in Medical Imaging Sciences Baptist offers radiologic technologists credentialed by the ARRT in radiography (ARRT, RT(R)) the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Medical Imaging Sciences.
All students will be required to take 15 hours of professional courses at Baptist Health Sciences University. Clinical
rotations are not required, but can be a part of the program if they are needed to meet your career goals.
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Why Choose Baptist
Christian valuesCommitted to Christian values and ethics
Credit for Experience56 hours block credit for professional experience
Transfer CreditCredit from equivalent courses at accredited colleges may transfer
Flexible SchedulingFlexible scheduling options, specifically for general education and health studies courses
OnlineOnline courses available
Quality InstructionHands-on instruction and small class sizes for personalized attention
Classroom EnvironmentCourses are held in laboratory environments, where students participate in individual and small group learning activities, as well as in traditional lecture classrooms
DiversityDiverse student population
More Information on Medical Imaging Sciences
The mission of the Medical Imaging Sciences baccalaureate completion program is to provide a pathway for career advancement opportunities in the field of radiological sciences.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates/Students of the program will:
- Develop the knowledge necessary for advancement in a health care career.
- Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Exhibit professionalism.
The following technical standards outline reasonable expectations of a student enrolled in the Medical Imaging Sciences program for the performance of common clinical functions.*
Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and the ability to be easily understood. Reading, writing, recording, and documenting patient information required.
Analytical Skills/Critical Thinking
Analytical skills sufficient to process information, to transfer knowledge from one situation to another, and to prioritize tasks. Critical thinking ability sufficient for safe, clinical judgment.
Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess patient needs, to detect and respond to alarms, emergency signals, and cries for help.
Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary for the care of patients and operation of equipment.
Tactile ability sufficient for patient assessment and operation of equipment.
Physical ability, flexibility, strength, and stamina sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor ability sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
Emotional and mental health sufficient to establish therapeutic boundaries, to perform multiple tasks concurrently, to handle strong emotions, and to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
*Students who have accessibility questions or who need accommodations should contact the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Room 101, Science Building, at 901-572-2570 or by sending an email to Disability.Accomodations@baptistu.edu.