Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science Administration Online

RadiologyEarn a degree that positions you for career growth while helping you meet requirements for licensure in radiology. In this online Radiologic Science Administration degree program, students acquire a general health administration knowledge base with an emphasis on radiologic sciences.

This program is well suited for individuals who have recently completed a radiography program or those who are currently working as radiologic technologists. To learn more about Saint Joseph’s College and how this program can meet your professional needs, request more information today.

A flexible program for working rad techs and clinicians looking to advance

This program provides clinicians with the management expertise and related skills needed to become leaders of their departments. At SJC, radiologic technologists can earn an accredited degree quicker by receiving credit for prior clinical courses.

This Bachelor's degree in Radiologic Science Administration will allow you to:

  • Start anytime: With five start dates per year and rolling admission, you’re never far from getting started on your degree. Apply for free today.
  • Study online, on your own schedule: Our flexible online format allows you to take classes where and when it works for you, with weekly deadlines that help keep you on track. No on-campus visits required.
  • Immediately use what you’ve learned in the workplace: Courses blend content with professional experience, so you don’t have to wait to apply your education.
  • Enjoy personal attention from experienced faculty: Professors have practical experience in health administration, giving students real-world perspectives on their studies.
  • Transfer credits from your radiography program: Up to 50 approved semester-hour credits may be transferred from an accredited radiography program. Talk to admissions to learn more.

This degree program is not a substitute for technical training programs, but it does satisfy general education requirements for radiology licensure in most states.

Ready to set yourself apart in radiology? Apply now.

How much will this program cost?

Students must already be a rad tech (or be actively enrolling into a rad tech school) to pursue this program. Because radiology training alone can account for 50 block transfer credits into this program, students can anticipate spending approximately $27,300* to complete their BS in Radiologic Science Administration at SJC.

*Assumes transfer of 50 radiology credits into the program. Transferring in less credits or more credits, including those from other college-level, non-radiology coursework (with a maximum of 90 transfer credits accepted) will impact the cost of the program accordingly. The total BS-RSA program is 120 semester hour credits long. Estimated cost excludes the cost of textbooks. Prices are subject to change.  Click here for full tuition and fee details.

How long will this take?

Contact an admissions counselor now to see how long it would take you to earn this degree!

Student stories

Kendra Rickwald
Kendra Rickwald ’24 Radiologic Science Administration

Meet Kendra. She’s earning her degree while raising three children. Kendra’s research focuses on addressing postpartum care and women’s health. She credits one of her professors for helping her focus and narrow her research on this subject. His support and encouragement helped her visualize her path in this field.

“Saint Joe’s is a wonderful educational institute with an easy-to-use online platform, available faculty, and support for remote education. SJC works with students to help them succeed and stay on track and offers the opportunity to go deeper and join a community family.”


What to expect in the BS Radiologic Science Administration program

This online Radiologic Science Administration program (120 credits total) emphasizes health administration topics with foundational skills in management and leadership as well as required studies for radiologic technologist licensure in many states.

General Education — 42 credits

This liberal arts curriculum gives students a foundation for continued learning while integrating ethical and moral dimensions into their field of study. Students complete courses related to English composition, human nature and ethics, global history, environmental science, psychology, and elective courses related to art, creativity and self-knowledge.

Radiologic Sciences Core — 24 credits

Core requirements focus heavily on health administration topics such as American health care systems, financial management, management foundations, etc. Students also complete a 3-credit senior project focused on radiological science administration specifically.

Major Electives — 3 credits

Students choose a single major elective course to help meet the 120-credit degree requirement. Options for this elective include Healthcare Informatics, Emergency Preparedness, Leadership in Healthcare Administration, and more.

Additional room for major electives may be available if students do not transfer the maximum of 50 approved semester-hour credits from an accredited Radiography program into the degree.

Fast-track and related programs

Want to get a head start on your master’s degree? Through our fast-track to Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, you can substitute up to three comparable graduate-level courses for undergraduate courses, allowing you to earn your MHA quicker and for less money.

Looking for an Associate degree option for Radiology? The Associate of Science degree with a major in Radiologic Science Administration provides a degree-completion option for individuals with certification in radiography. Credits from this program can be applied to the bachelor’s program, should you choose to continue.

Have more questions? Contact our online admissions office.

Career moves

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science administration?

Employment in health care is projected to grow at the faster-than-average rate of 12% from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Acquiring a degree from an accredited institution can help you stand out in your radiology department and provide greater opportunities for career advancement in the field of diagnostic imaging, such as a role in a managerial position or as a radiology assistant.

This online Radiologic Science Administration program prepares radiologic science professionals for opportunities in physician offices, outpatient medical centers, research centers, and digital imaging system manufacturers. Gainful employment opportunities may also be available in supervisory and teaching positions within radiology departments and schools, as well as in other health care facilities.

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Frequently asked questions about the online BS in Radiologic Science Administration

How long will it take to earn my online Bachelor’s degree in Radiology?

If a student transfers in just 50 credits - the norm for students who have already completed their technical training - and attends part-time, which is the norm for our adult learners, that student could finish their Bachelor’s with us in as little as two years and two months. A student in this scenario who attends full-time could finish in as little as one year and three months. Timelines to completion can be accelerated or delayed depending upon the number of credits that a student chooses to take per semester, the number of breaks a student chooses to take throughout their program, as well as the number of credits that are transferred in from an approved, accredited Radiography program and/or other college coursework. To learn more about what the timeline to finish could look like for you, request more information today.

How do I become licensed as a Radiologic Technologist in my state?

Most states require state licensure in order to work as a radiologic technologist, and requirements vary state by state.

Many, but not all, states use exam scores from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or ARRT credentials to make licensing decisions. Some states also ask the ARRT to administer exams for state licensing purposes. It is generally in your best interest to pursue credentials through the ARRT as well as pursuing state licensure, as it helps you stand out in the radiology profession. Be sure to review your individual state requirements to determine what works best for you.

What are the educational requirements for state licensure in radiology?

As of January 1, 2015, the ARRT requires certification candidates to have earned an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution in order to sit for the national board registry exam for licensure. This requirement extends to graduates of schools of radiology.

Can I enroll in this bachelor’s degree program even if I do not yet have a Radiology or Radiography Certificate?

Students currently enrolled in or planning to begin a Radiography program accredited by an agency acceptable to the ARRT may enroll in the required general education courses at Saint Joseph's College, either through the Associate of Science in Radiologic Science Administration (ASRSA) program or the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science Administration (BSRSA) program.

However, students may not complete the Saint Joseph’s degree program until they have completed the Radiography Certificate program and transcripts have been verified. Formal training programs in Radiography are not available at Saint Joseph's College.

Can this program benefit healthcare organizations that seek Magnet status?

At Saint Joseph’s College, we offer degree programs that help health care professionals bolster their careers through lifelong learning, reflecting a core tenet of Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). If you know your health care organization is seeking Magnet status, let your employer know about educational partnerships with Saint Joseph’s College and have them email onlineadmissions@sjcme.edu for more information.

Set the stage for leadership in radiologic science administration

Your career experience matters. Now you can enroll in a program that recognizes your achievements and can help you go even further. Request program information today to learn more or apply now if you are ready to get started.

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