Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences

Program Contact: Alicia Giaimo 203-582-3814

Radiographers are essential members of the health care team. Their knowledge of radiation protection, physics and biology, as well as technical procedures, allows them to deliver the safest and highest quality patient care through the use of multiple imaging modalities. In the evolving world of medicine, high technology imaging has become multifaceted, both in modalities and operationally.  

To prepare students for careers in radiography and the certification examination, Quinnipiac offers a BS in Radiologic Sciences. The program offers didactic, laboratory and clinical training in diverse aspects of radiography including patient care, radiation safety, image production and procedures for the student who is motivated to become a member of the imaging profession. 

Upon completion of their Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences, students are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification. Graduates are ready for entry-level employment as radiographers or may choose to apply for advanced studies here at Quinnipiac University. Advanced study options within the Diagnostic Imaging Department include the two-year MHS Radiologist Assistant program and the one-year MHS Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership program.

Mission Statement

The Quinnipiac University Radiologic Sciences program supports the mission statements of both Quinnipiac University and the School of Health Sciences and their commitment to excellence in education. The mission of the Radiologic Sciences program at Quinnipiac University is to develop students' technical and interpersonal communication skills through a logical sequence of didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences. The program offers multiple clinical assignments to provide maximum exposure to diversified radiographic procedures and imaging protocols. In addition, the program prepares graduates to be competent in the art and science of radiography. Graduates of the Radiologic Sciences program will meet the needs of the community as competent and highly qualified professionals. The program will prepare students for career entry and the ability to pursue advanced study.

Program Objectives

Program Goal #1: The students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be clinically knowledgeable.
  • The student will demonstrate overall procedural knowledge.

Program Goal #2: The students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will effectively communicate with patients.
  • Students will execute effective communication with patients.
  • Students will demonstrate the presentation skills.

Program Goal #3: The students will demonstrate critical thinking.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will perform both routine and non-routine procedures.
  • Students will evaluate images.

Program Goal #4: The students will grow and develop as highly qualified professionals.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will apply ethical decision making.
  • Students will conduct themselves professionally.
  • Students will complete a culminating capstone project.

Program Goal #5: The program will continuously monitor and strive to sustain its effectiveness.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students who start the program will complete the program.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the education of the graduates of the program.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with the education received from the program.
  • Graduates of the program will become employed within six months of completion of the program.

The Radiologic Sciences program at Quinnipiac University is accredited by:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Phone: 312-704-5300

The program received a five-year accreditation in 2014. The re-accreditation process will commence in Fall 2019 with the submission of a self-study report to the JRCERT.

Outcomes and Statistics

2016 Student Outcomes

  • ARRT Credentialing Examination first-time pass rate – 100%
  • Job placement rate – 79% (11 out of 14)
  • Program completion – 83%  (43 out of 52)

Five-Year Statistics 2012–2016

  • Five-year average ARRT Credentialing Examination First-Time Pass Rate – 96% (153 out of 159 students passed on first attempt)
  • The five-year job placement rate from May 2012 to May 2016 is 90% (46 of 51 students actively seeking employment obtained jobs). Prior to May 2015, this was based on those seeking employment after earning a certificate and did not include those students continuing at the university to complete their bachelor’s degree as full-time students.
    • The ARRT defines “not actively seeking employment” as a graduate who fails to communicate with the program regarding employment status after multiple attempts, or a graduate who is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, or a graduate who is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, or a graduate on active military duty or a graduate who is continuing his or her education.

    • Due to an update to the ARRT eligibility requirements effective January 2015, students must earn their degree to be board eligible. Upon graduation, students will have met the bachelor degree requirements and may actively seek employment. This statistic does not include those students pursuing graduate degrees as full-time students.

Additional program costs

As a clinical education program, the Radiologic Science major requires some expenses that go beyond standard university tuition and fees:

  1. Clinical Education Travel (gas, parking, public transportation) – Students will have clinical rotation experiences that take him/her off campus. For these rotations, the student will typically be traveling two to three times per week. Clinic begins in the sophomore year and students are responsible for providing their own transportation. Costs – variable

  2. Immunizations – Consistent with the School of Health Sciences policy, all students must have a full battery of immunizations and in some cases titer affirmation of immunity for common diseases including but not limited to: MMR, HepB, varicella, polio, TDAP, TB and influenza. These must be documented prior to the start of clinical experiences during the sophomore year and must be maintained through the undergraduate education. The students are made aware of the requirements during the freshman year to allow ample time to complete. Costs – variable

  3. Background Check – All students must undergo a background check prior to the start of clinical observations in the sophomore year. This check must be updated yearly.  Costs – approximately $60 for initial review depending on the home state and approximately $25 for subsequent yearly check

  4. Drug Screening All students must undergo a drug screening prior to the start of clinical observations in the sophomore year. The check must be updated yearly. Costs – approximately $38 per check.

  5. Liability Insurance – All students have liability insurance coverage through the university, free of charge, while performing required clinical activity. Students may choose to purchase additional coverage at their own expense.

  6. My Record Tracker – Consistent with School of Health Sciences Policy, students must sign up for and maintain an online account with MRT. This program tracks all student health and safety records, provides documentation to prospective clinical sites, and provides notification of impending expiration dates. Cost – approximately $30 per year

Please note – All fees are subject to change.