Bachelor of Science in Radiography (BS)—Accelerated

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall, Spring

Learn to use ionizing radiation to create two-dimensional X-rays that assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease.

Capture Information that is Essential to Healthcare

As a radiologic technologist, you will have the power to capture essential information and help provide clarity about a patient’s condition. In this program, you will learn to use ionizing radiation to create two dimensional X-rays that assist physicians in diagnosing disease. This accelerated program takes place on our Boston campus over the course of 32 consecutive months. During that time, you’ll work alongside experts during clinical experiences in prestigious Boston area medical facilities and receive the benefit of an immersive education that prepares you to be a successful member of any healthcare team. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. You may start the program in the fall or spring.

Your 32-Month Journey

This year-round program combines a flexible curriculum with an intensive education experience that will help you achieve your career goals on a faster schedule.

First-Year Experience

  • study anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and pathophysiology and attend associated labs
  • begin developing your expertise in the foundations of radiography and X-ray radiation physics
  • learn the elements of patient care, psychology, and medical terminology

Second-Year Experience

  • explore all aspects of radiographic procedures and principles, attend associated labs, and complete two internships
  • gain an understanding of how healthcare ethics and interpersonal communication skills help you to become an effective healthcare provider
  • study image critique in radiography and perform research in radiographic sciences

Third-Year Experience

  • continue honing your expertise in radiographic procedures and radiation protection and biology
  • learn problem solving in radiography and CT and cross-sectional imaging
  • complete two additional radiographic internships

Hands-on Training Starts Right Away

In your very first semesters on campus, you will work with faculty experts using the latest technology.
Students examine an x-ray.

Master Technologies Essential to Diagnosis

Radiography provides collaborating physicians with multidimensional images of patients’ internal systems—a first step in addressing many health conditions.

#3 Best Radiologic Technology Bachelor's

In the U.S., as ranked by College Factual.

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Learning radiography at a university dedicated to the advancement of healthcare means that you are surrounded by peers who share your commitment to making a healthier world.

Robotic imaging machine.

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