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Studying Advanced Radiologic Sciences at Weber State

Weber State’s advanced radiologic sciences degree prepares students who enjoy science, technology and helping others for rewarding careers in medical imaging and related fields.

Advanced Radiologic Sciences Highlights

As an advanced radiologic sciences major, you can pick among six areas of study that focus on different technologies to fit your career goals. If you’re already certified in a radiologic sciences modality, you can receive credit toward your bachelor’s degree before even taking a class.

More than 80% of students who earn their Associate of Applied Science in Radiography go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in radiologic sciences.

Beyond the Classroom

Weber State’s advanced radiologic sciences program offers practical experience through 24 hours of clinical education per week at a local healthcare facility.

You can also study abroad in China to learn about the country’s healthcare system and visit sites like the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. 
 

 

Adrian Johnson

Class of 2017

“The advanced radiologic sciences program was a perfect fit for me to reach my goal of a bachelor's degree. The professors were fantastic and worked with me individually to help me succeed.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

While earning your Associate of Applied Science in Radiography, you will learn:

  • Patient care and assessment
  • Psycho-social aspects of patient care
  • Radiation biology
  • Safety and protection
  • Radiation physics
  • Instrumentation
  • Anatomy
  • Radiographic positioning procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Pathology
  • Diagnostic imaging

In the bachelor’s degree program, you can focus on one or more areas of study, including:

  • Quality Management and Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS)
  • Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology (CVIT)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • CT/MRI Combined
  • Radiologist Assistant (RA)
  • Women’s Imaging (includes Bone Densitometry, Breast Sonography and Mammography concentrations)

What You Can Do after Weber

If you’re just getting started, you can earn your Associate of Applied Science in Radiography to become eligible to take the national certification as a radiologic technologist, which will allow you to work as a radiologic technologist or radiographer.

With your bachelor’s degree, you’ll be eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national certification examination to become a licensed radiologic technologist. 

You can also go on to earn your Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences which will give you the tools to become a radiologic sciences educator, administrator or researcher.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for advanced radiologic sciences graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Sources: utahfutures.org)