Radiologic Technology Major (M)
Radiologic Technologists (R.T.s) are medical professionals who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. They are educated in anatomy and physiology, disease processes, physics, radiation safety and patient care. Radiologic technologists are employed in various health care settings including hospitals or clinics, industry, research, administration or education.
This major is a four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology. The degree is structured as a 2 plus 2 program. The first 2 years are conducted at Concordia University, where core and pre-professional requirements are completed. Students receive a strong liberal arts education in a Christian setting. Near completion of the pre-professional requirements, the student will apply to our (JRCERT) accredited, hospital-based partner programs in Radiologic Technology. Upon acceptance, student will complete the remaining 2 years (24 months) within this program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology from Concordia University Wisconsin.
Students who graduate with a BS in Radiologic Technology have an opportunity to specialize in the many, various fields of Radiologic Technology such as General Radiography, Cardiac and Vascular Interventional Radiology (IR), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance (MR), and Mammography. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University and are qualified to apply for the certification exams.
The pre-professional studies at CUW are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Radiologic Technology education wtihin our hospital-based partner affiliates is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Students in the Radiologic Technology major complete the general CUW core courses and additional pre-requisite courses. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to qualify for application to the professional program. Acceptance into the professional phase is not guaranteed. A 3.0 or higher GPA is encouraged to be competitive. Students must achieve a minimum of C (2.0) or C+ (2.5) for Aurora applicants in the following courses: Algebra (or higher), Communications, Computers, Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology courses. Job Shadowing in radiologic technology is required (minimum of 4 hours) . Students are strongly encouraged to meet with CU advising as soon as major is determined to discuss and prepare for requirements. Students are encouraged to review requirements on affiliated program websites for additional information.
Students in the Radiologic Technology Program will pay CUW tuition during the pre-professional and professional aspects of the program. Students in the professional portion of the major pay tuition for 4 semesters and do not have to pay for summer, winterim, or any overload tuition charges. A percentage of the tuition will be given to the professional program. Thus, students who are receiving the Emeritus (full) Scholarship or are full time CUW employees (tuition discounts) will need to pay tuition during the professional aspect of the program.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate clinical competence
Students will be able to communicate effectively
Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills
Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development
The program will graduate entry-level technologists
CUW students will apply to the CUW affiliated accredited programs in radiologic technology. Students attending an accredited radiologic technology program will receive academic coursework and clinical education from instructors employed by the program and will participate in clinical rotations through their affiliated hospitals and clinics. The following JRCERT accredited programs are affiliated with CUW:
Aurora St Luke's Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology
Ascension St Joseph School of Radiologic Technology
Ascension All Saints School of Radiologic Technology
Froedtert School of Radiologic Technology
Marshfield Clinical School of Radiolography
Pre-Professional Course Curriculum
|Core Requirements 1||45|
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|Concordia Common Core (18 credits required)|
|REL 100||The Bible (Bible Content)||3|
|REL 110||Christian Faith (Christian Doctrine )||3|
|CCE 110||Western Culture & Worldview||3|
|CCE 120||Western Thought & Worldview||3|
|CCE 130||Christian Citizen||3|
|CCE 140||Science & Humanity||3|
|Liberal Arts Dimensions (27 credits)|
|Faith & Life (3 credits)|
|REL above 204||3|
|Society & Culture (3 credits)|
|COMM 460||Cross-Cultural Communication||3|
|or GEOG 220||Cultural Geography|
|or HIST 163||Non-Western World|
|Natural World (7 credits)|
|BIO 141||General Biology I||4|
|MATH 128||College Algebra (Mathematics ) 1,2||3|
|Communication & Language (6 credits)|
|COMM 105||Public Speaking (Communications ) 1||3|
|ENG 104||Introduction to Writing||3|
|Human Beings & Being Human (5 credits)|
|HHP 100||Stewardship of the Body (Physical Development)||1|
|HHP Activity (104-169)||1|
|PSY 101||General Psychology||3|
|Human Creativity & Expression (3 credits)||3|
see Core Options
|Required Courses for the Major (16 credits)|
|BIO 142||General Biology II||4|
|BIO 191||Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1,2||4|
|BIO 192||Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1||4|
|RT 312||Medical Terminology 1,2||1|
|CSC 150||Foundations of Computer Science 1||3|
A course grade of C (2.0) or higher. (C+ for Aurora RT program affiliate)
Math, Medical Terminology and A&P I need to be completed by the end of the 3rd semester
- Math, Medical Terminology and A&P 1 need to be completed by the time of application to the program.
- Overall 2.5 GPA required to qualify for application to the professional program. A 3.0 or higher GPA is encouraged to be competitive.
- Students must achieve a minimum of C (2.0) or C+ (2.5) for Aurora applicants in the following courses: Algebra (or higher), Communications, Computers, Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology courses.
- Shadowing of a Radiologic Technology in a healthcare setting is encouraged (minimum 4 hours)
- AP Scores: only scores of 4 or higher will be accepted as credit for all required science courses in this program, a score of 3 or higher is accepted for all other coursework.
- Students are encouraged to review requirements on affiliated program websites for additional information.
Curriculum- Clinical Education
CUW students attending an accredited radiologic technology program will receive academic coursework and clinical education from instructors employed by the program and will participate in clinical rotations through their affiliated hospitals and clinics. Students attending affiliate RT programs will remain CUW students and pay CUW tuition for 2 fall and 2 spring semesters. The program director and faculty within the respective affiliate program will determine assessments and grades for CUW students enrolled in their program. CUW students successfully completing all requirements for the semester will be identified as passing on the CUW transcript and be issued a pre-determined amount of credits based on semester. Students that do not successfully complete all requirements as indicated by the program will be issued "no credit" on their CUW transcript. CUW courses/credits earned during this time will not impact overall GPA and are as follows:
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 1 Fall (12 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 2 Spring (12 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 3 Summer (6 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 4 Fall (12 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 5 Spring (12 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 6 Summer (6 credits)