Jul 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 2 
2020-2021 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 2 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiological Science, BS

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Overview of Baccalaureate Program

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiological Science prepares students to assume leadership roles in the field of Imaging Sciences. The ASRT recognizes the baccalaureate degree as the professional level of radiologic science education. Typically, a bachelor’s degree is required for entry-level management positions at the departmental level within health care organizations or faculty positions in associate degree programs. Imaging department managers are often responsible for multi-million dollar facilities and equipment and a significant number of employees. Imaging Science educators are responsible for administering educational programs, developing operational budgets, instruction, and maintaining program integrity and accreditation. To make effective decisions, leaders in the imaging sciences need to be open to different opinions, analyze contradictory information, understand finance and information systems, and interpret data. Motivating others to implement their decisions requires strong leadership abilities. Tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and communication skills are also essential. The degree programs facilitate matriculation of diploma or associate degree imaging professionals to the bachelor’s level.


The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiological Science is to prepare students to qualify for advanced positions within a health care team dedicated to the conservation of life and the maintenance of health, which includes prevention and treatment of disease by:

  1. Providing a quality education, both clinical and didactic, in the health sciences to prepare health professionals for advanced positions or leadership roles in accordance with professional and accreditation guidelines;
  2. Broadening a student’s knowledge, cognitive skills, and generalize theoretically learning through liberal arts and science studies;
  3. Promoting the health professions by addressing the significance of specific roles and associated professional issues;
  4. Providing competent health practitioners with educational experience beyond an associate degree level with in-depth concentrated learning experiences;
  5. Expanding and enhancing job mobility and promotion for health professionals; and
  6. Providing the health care community with a professional competent and appropriate workforce.

Admission Requirements

Applicants interested in the Bachelor of Science program are required to visit the college and meet individually with an admissions representative and program faculty to ascertain if their goals can be met by the college. Prospective students must be generally admitted to South College and meet the following requirements in order to be considered for full admission to the program:

  1. Have an earned college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (developmental studies grades/quality points excluded);
  2. Meet all admission requirements indicated for the radiologic technology rotation and obtain admission.

The Bachelor of Science in Radiological Science degree program is currently offered at the Asheville campus (Hybrid).

BS Radiological Science Curriculum: 181.5 Credits

Area I - Core Curriculum: 63.5 Credits


Computer Literacy


  • Approved Humanities Electives Credits: 9



Social Science

Written Communication

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