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Bachelor of Science in Radiography (Fast Track)

Location: Boston
Start Term: Summer

This program is designed for transfer students and bachelor degree holders. As a radiologic technologist, you have the power to capture essential information and help provide clarity. In this program, you’ll build on your previous college studies to learn how learn how to use ionizing radiation to create two-and three-dimensional X-rays and computed tomography (CT) images of tissue, organs, bones and vessels to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease.

During the fast tracked time frame of 20 consecutive months, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts through clinical experiences in prestigious Boston area medical facilities. The year-round program gives you the benefit of an immersive education and prepares you for your career faster. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. And you’ll be fully prepared to grow as a leader in healthcare.

Is fast track right for me? Learn the difference between our accelerated and fast track bachelor degree programs.

Students with a bachelor's degree or the appropriate amount of college credits and prerequisites may apply to the fast track program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

Required Courses For Students with a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab(8 credits)
  • Physics I (algebra-based) with lab (4 credits)
  • Algebra and Trigonometry (3 credits) (Acceptable substitution: Precalculus or Calculus)

Additional Courses Required For Students without a Prior Degree:

  • Basic Chemistry I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Expository Writing I & II (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics)
  • American Culture, Identity, and Public Life (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Introduction to Sociology or upper-level sociology course)
  • Humanities elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages)
  • Social Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, Political Science/Government, Anthropology, Upper-level Sociology, American Studies, Women Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Economics)
COURSE TITLE SEMESTER HOURS

Year 1-Summer

RAD 205 Foundations of Radiography  3
RAD 240 X-Ray Radiation Physics 2
RSC 250 Elements of Patient Care  2
RSC 110 Medical Terminology**  1
RSC 325 Clinical Pathophysiology 4
Total 12

 **All Radiography students must fulfill the requirement of Medical Terminology prior to Radiography Internship I (RAD 201C)

Year 1-Fall

LIB 220 Interpersonal Communication 3
RAD 210 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RAD 210/L Radiographic Procedures I Lab 1
RAD 220/L Radiographic Exposure Principles I 4
BEH 254 Death and Dying 3
Total 14

Year 1-Spring

RSC 3XX Research in Radiographic Procedures  2
RAD 201C Radiography Internship I 4
RAD 211 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RAD 211/L Radiographic Procedures II Lab 1
RAD 221 Radiographic Exposure Principles II 3
Total
13

Year 2-Summer

RAD 202C Radiography Internship II 5
RAD 250 Image Critique in Radiography
2
LIB 512O Healthcare Ethics  3
Total 10

Year 2-Fall

RAD 212 Radiographic Procedures III  3
RAD 270 Introduction to Problem Solving
2
RAD 303C Radiography Internship III 6
RSC 3XX CT & Cross-Sectional Imaging  3
Total 14

Year 2-Spring

RAD 304C Radiography Internship IV 6
RAD 370 Problem Solving in Radiography  3
RSC 287 Radiation: Protection & Biology 3
Total 12

Total Semester Hours: 75

Academic Progression

  • Students must earn minimum grades of “C” in BIO 110/210, CHE 110/210, MAT 141, and PHY 181.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all professional courses and achieve and maintain a professional GPA of 2.5 or higher.

The location of MCPHS in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, as well as its affiliations with premier medical institutions located in the greater Boston area, enable students to learn in healthcare institutions that are among the best in the world. 

MCPHS Medical Imaging and Therapeutics students participate in a variety of community-based clinical settings. This opportunity supplements the clinical experience gained in the on-campus program and provides students with a broader insight into the diverse populations they may encounter in future career settings.

Students enrolled in the radiography major complete internships at hospital affiliates in the metropolitan Boston area, including:

  • Children’s Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Cambridge Hospital
  • Whidden Hospital
  • Signature Healthcare (Brockton Hospital)
  • Charlton Memorial Hospital
  • Falmouth Hospital
  • Tuft’s New England Medical Center

Please Note: Due to the widespread geographical locations of the radiation therapy clinical settings, it is strongly recommended that students have a driver’s license and own reliable transportation.  The radiation therapy clinical locations are not all accessible via public transportation.  

Our students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and are committed to the success of each student. Discover our full list of Radiography faculty

 

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