Earn Your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Radiological Science Administration Online

  • Overview

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

    This program is well suited for individuals who have completed a Radiology Tech program or have been 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. Radiologic technologists can earn an accredited degree, while receiving credit for prior clinical courses and for general education courses required for licensure.

    This BS Radiologic Science Administration program will allow you to:

    • Study online, on your own schedule: The flexible online format allows you to take classes where and when it works for you – no on-campus residency required – with weekly deadlines that help keep you on track.
    • 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 radiology tech programs, but does satisfy general education requirements for radiology licensure in most states.

    Ready to set yourself apart in radiology? Apply now.

    • Student Stories
      • Devin Johnson, Registered MRI/X-Ray Technologist

        “Most flexible education around. I highly recommend it to all of my coworkers. SJCME will work with you on many levels to make sure you have a wonderful experience, even if you are a distance learner.”

      • Stanley Sluzenski, Building Trades Instructor

        “The flexibility of the program makes it feasible to have a full-time job and finish my degree. The teachers all present challenging coursework that can be applied to my field of work.”

      • Christy Smallwood, Asst. Manager of Imaging Services at Moffitt Cancer Center

        “Everyone – from my advisor to the instructors – has been so nice and has made my experience easy to deal with. As an adult who has worked for over 35 years, this was a very frightening experience to begin school again in my fifties, but everything about my experience thus far has been great.”

    • Curriculum

      What to expect in the Radiological Science Administration Bachelor’s program

      This online Radiologic Science Administration program (128 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 — 36 credits

      Students choose from elective courses to help meet the 128-credit requirement. Example courses include Healthcare Informatics, Emergency Preparedness and Leadership in Healthcare Administration. Students may also transfer up to 50 approved semester-hour credits from an accredited Radiography program to fulfill the elective requirements.

      Fast-track and related programs

      Want to get a head start on your master’s degree? Through the fast-track to Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, you can substitute up to 4 comparable graduate-level courses for undergraduate courses, allowing you to earn your MHA more efficiently.

      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 Outlook

      What can you do with a Bachelor’s degree in Radiological 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 Radiological 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.

    • FAQs

      Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the online BS in Radiological Science Administration degree program

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

      A student who is enrolled full time can complete the required 128 credits in approximately four years. This time can also vary depending upon the number of credits a student chooses to take per semester, and the number of credits that can be transferred from an approved, accredited Radiography program.

      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 Radiological Science Administration (ASRSA) program or the Bachelor of Science in Radiological 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.

      Set the stage for leadership in radiological 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.

    • Some of our faculty
      • Scott N. Campbell

        Online Health Administration Faculty

        MS, University of Oregon
        BS, University of Oregon

        Learn more about Scott

      • Valerie Connor

        Online Health Administration Faculty

        MA, University of Northern Iowa

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      • Colleen M. Halupa

        EdD, University of West Florida
        MS, Central Michigan University
        BS, Southern Illinois University
        AS, Community College of the Air Force

        Learn more about Colleen

      Scott N. Campbell

      Online Health Administration Faculty

      MS, University of Oregon
      BS, University of Oregon

      Learn more about Scott

      Valerie Connor

      Online Health Administration Faculty

      MA, University of Northern Iowa

      Learn more about Valerie

      Colleen M. Halupa

      EdD, University of West Florida
      MS, Central Michigan University
      BS, Southern Illinois University
      AS, Community College of the Air Force

      Learn more about Colleen