Radiologic Technology Curriculum
Mount Mary University offers an accredited, four-year Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology degree. Radiologic technology is a highly competitive degree program and the program has strict requirements. You will start as a pre-radiologic technology major until you apply to complete your final two years and clinical training.
Admission & Bachelor's Degree Requirements
To earn a radiologic technology bachelor's degree from Mount Mary, you must:
- Apply online to and be accepted to Mount Mary University (Note: Some academic programs require a GPA higher than is required for general admission to Mount Mary. Contact your admission counselor for more information.)
- Complete the Pre-Radiologic Technology Contract Form.
- Successfully complete required prerequisite coursework at Mount Mary (freshman and sophomore years).
- Apply to, be accepted in and successfully complete the radiologic technology programs through one of two Radiologic Alliance partnership programs: Froedtert Hospital or Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Joseph's School of Radiologic Technology (junior and senior years). You need to apply for one of the programs during the fall semester of your second year at Mount Mary.
Prerequisites and credit requirements: You'll complete a minimum of 32 credits at Mount Mary during your first two years. (Note: Transfer students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at Mount Mary as well.) During your junior and senior year, you'll finish coursework and perform clinical fieldwork at Froedtert Hospital or Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Joseph's School of Radiologic Technology. You must maintain a 3.0 GPA and successfully complete the following courses before you can apply to the radiologic technology major:
- MAT 105: Introductory Algebra
- MAT 208: Statistical Literacy
- COM 104: Public Speaking
- BIO 100: Introductory Biology I
- BIO 212: Human Physiology
- PHY 105: Physics Today
- PSY 103: Introduction to Psychology
- ENG 120: Composition II
- BIO 211: Human Anatomy
In addition, radiologic technology is a physically demanding career. The program requires that you must:
- Be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Be able to reach 72 inches from the floor.
- Be able to hear patient alarm systems.
- Have the visual acuity to adjust a CRT monitor, as well as to visualize facial expressions in low lighting situations.
- Clear a criminal background check.
- Complete a job shadowing experience.
Radiology Alliance application review process: Froedtert Hospital or Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Joseph's School of Radiologic Technology review radiologic technology applications and decide which students to select for their programs. Admission to the hospitals' programs is highly competitive because there are a limited number of clinical spots available. Both hospital programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Degree and certification: Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a Bachelor of Science in Radiology Technology and you will be eligible to take the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists certification exam in radiology. You must be certified to qualify for employment. Radiologic technologists also must take continuing education to keep their certification current. Completing an accredited program is required for licensure in some states.