Independent Study Program Overview

For students who are unable to attend one of the campus or regional programs, the Department of Radiologic Sciences offers several degree options through Independent Study.

These educational options are designed for Registered Radiologic Technologists (RT) who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills. Credits earned in a program of study may be used to get a certificate of completion in a specialized area and/or applied toward a bachelor’s (BS) degree.

Courses are offered using textbooks, directed-learning modules, videotapes, e-mails and the Internet. In addition to medical procedures, courses focus on patient care and assessment, psycho-social aspects of patient care, patient management and pathophysiology.

Upon completion of program requirements, technologists qualify to take the national certification exam in their selected discipline.

Prerequisite: The student must be a Radiologic Technologist (RT) or equivalent as determined by the Department of Radiologic Sciences.

Determination of the amount of college credit awarded for work experience and previous education will be based upon the documentation provided. The amount of credit approved is evaluated on an individual basis. If you are certified in more than one modality, you may receive college credit for each area.


The Independent Study Program in Radiologic Sciences was implemented in the early 1980s, soon after the Utah State Board of Regents approved the baccalaureate degree level for WSU in allied health sciences. Students have come from across the U.S. and some foreign countries. The program is conducted through WSU Continuing Education.

Contact Lori Frederiksen at 801.626.6619 or for Radiologic Sciences Independent Study opportunities.

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