Radiologic Technology Major (M)
Radiologic Technologists (R.T.s., Rad Techs, X-ray) 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 (21-24 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/conventional radiology, interventional radiology (IR), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 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 within 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 Concordia core courses, liberal arts dimensions and additional pre-requisite courses for the major. 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+ for Aurora applicants) in the following courses: Algebra (or higher), Communications, Computers, Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. Job Shadowing in radiologic technology is encouraged (minimum of 4 hours). Students are strongly encouraged to meet with Concordia advising and/or the Department Chair of Imaging if considering the RT major to discuss and prepare for requirements. Students are encouraged to review requirements on affiliated program websites for additional information.
Students in the Radiologic Technology (RT) Program will pay CUW tuition during the pre-professional and professional aspects of the major. Students in the professional aspect of the major pay for 4 semesters and do not pay for summer, or any overload tuition charges. If the student is attending an affiliate hospital-based program, a percentage of the tuition will be given to that program. Students will be charged CUW undergraduate tuition for the full program and receive all eligible institutional aid as long as the student is in enrolled in 12 or more credits. Only one student per year will be eligible to utilize the Concordia tuition waiver or tuition exchange. No more than one student per site may be on tuition waiver and/or tuition exchange at a time. Students receiving tuition benefits who are interested in the CUW RT program are encouraged to discuss options with advising and the imaging department chair.
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
Students are encouraged to review each affiliate program webpage for any additional program learning outcomes.
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. Placement is not guaranteed. The application process is specific to each program. Students are encouraged to review the application process and work with their CU adviser in planning. 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
Pre-Professional Course Curriculum
|Core Requirements 1
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|Concordia Common Core (18 credits required)
|The Bible (Bible Content)
|Christian Faith (Christian Doctrine )
|Western Culture & Worldview
|Western Thought & Worldview
|Science & Humanity
|Liberal Arts Dimensions (27 credits)
|Faith & Life (3 credits)
|REL above 204
|Society & Culture (3 credits)
|or GEOG 220
|or HIST 163
|Natural World (7 credits)
|General Biology I
|College Algebra (Mathematics ) 1,2
|Communication & Language (6 credits)
|Public Speaking (Communications ) 1
|or COMM 201
|Introduction to Writing
|Human Beings & Being Human (5 credits)
|Stewardship of the Body (Physical Development)
|HHP Activity (104-169)
|Human Creativity & Expression (3 credits)
see Core Options
|Required Courses for the Major (16 credits)
|General Biology II
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1,2
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1
|Medical Terminology 1,2
|Foundations of Computer Science 1
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.
- Students are encouraged to have patient care or customer service experience.
Curriculum - Clinical Education
CUW students attending an affiliate accredited radiologic technology program will receive academic coursework and lab instruction by the respective program's employed instructors and participate in clinical rotations through 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 instructors within the respective affiliate program will determine assessments, standards and grades for students enrolled in their program. CUW students successfully completing all requirements for the semester will be identified as passing on the CU transcript and issued a pre-determined amount of credits per semester, 60 credits in total for the program. Students who do not successfully complete all requirements as indicated by the program will be issued "no credit" on their CUW transcript. Students are encouraged to work with advising to outline their academic roadmap and review credit distribution.