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The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) and Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences (BAS-RS) programs at Colorado Mesa University prepare individuals for certification and professional practice in the radiologic sciences. Radiologic technologists are an important part of the professional healthcare team, providing medical images that are vital for the diagnosis and treatment of injury, degeneration and disease.

CMU's small classroom size facilitates close relationships between students and faculty, which has proven to have a positive impact on student success in the program.

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) program provides educational experiences to prepare a professional radiologic technologist to practice in a variety of healthcare settings. The program integrates theory, practice and science with a broad liberal arts education. Following successful completion of the program and after meeting ethics and examination requirements, the graduate is eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). **CMU's BSRS is the only accredited baccalaureate of science in radiologic sciences program in the state of Colorado.**

Academic Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences

A unique program, the BAS-RS offers registered radiologic technologists with an associate degree the opportunity to achieve a bachelor of applied science in radiologic sciences degree and prepares the graduates to seek post-primary certification in magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography. The program allows associate degree holders to gain a 4-year degree in approximately four additional full-time semesters, depending upon prior coursework. After completing the program and meeting the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) ethics requirements, graduates are eligible to take the appropriate certifying examination from the ARRT. This can lead to greater employment opportunities, increased compensation and job security. All didactic course work is in an online format.

Academic Requirements for Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences (Online Only)

The Professional Certificate in Computed Tomography is designed to prepare certified and registered radiologic technologists for post-primary certification and registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in computed tomography. Students must be registered with the ARRT in radiography, nuclear medicine technology (NMTCB also accepted) or radiation therapy and hold the minimum of an associate degree. Coursework from the certificate can be applied to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences.

Academic Requirements for Professional Certificate in Computed Tomography

The Professional Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging is designed to prepare certified and registered radiologic technologists for post-primary certification and registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in magnetic resonance imaging. Students must be certified and registered with the ARRT in radiography, nuclear medicine technology (NMTCB also accepted), radiation therapy, or sonography (ARDMS also accepted) and hold the minimum of an associate degree. Coursework from the certificate can be applied to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences.

Academic Requirements for Professional Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The registered radiologic technologist plays an important role on the medical team by providing quality radiographic images. The radiologic technologist functions to aid in the diagnosis of various abnormalities. Varieties of career opportunities are available for radiologic technologists. A registered radiologic technologist is qualified to work in hospitals, doctor’s offices and public health facilities.

Radiologic technology is a dynamic career with new applications and techniques appearing regularly. This field affords many opportunities for professional growth. The BSRS program’s curriculum includes an ARRT approved course in computed tomography, which may be used as a required didactic foundation for this specialization. In addition, the BSRS degree serves as a stepping-stone for advancement into magnetic resonance imaging, vascular-interventional imaging, cardiac-interventional imaging, mammography, sonography, quality management, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. The degree opens up reliable opportunities in leadership and education.

Program Application

All forms must be completed and submitted electronically to healthscience@coloradomesa.edu.

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS)

BSRS Application Checklist

  • Effective 8/10/21:
    • Starting Spring 2022 application cycle, all essential learning and foundation pre-requisite courses must be completed or be in-progress of completion by the application deadline of March 1st.  The in-progress courses must be successfully completed by the end of the semester you are applying (i.e. Spring semester), to be considered a candidate for the BSRS program.
    • Since this is a recent change, if you have been advised otherwise or have developed your study plan based on the previous information, please contact the program coordinator (Olga Grisak) to arrange the appropriate exemptions for your application.

BSRS Application

The Test for Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) is scheduled throughout the academic year.

BSRS applicants may take the ATI TEAS once per application deadline. If you reapply the following year, you may take the test again.

Exam results MUST be submitted directly by the Testing Center by the March 1 deadline.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences (BAS RS)

BAS RS Application Checklist, Application and Transcript Request Form

Professional Certificates (PC)

PC Application Checklist, Application and Transcript Request Form

100%

Credentialing Exam Pass Rate

Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate

98%

Job Placement

Five-year average job placement rate at 12 months

95%

Program Completion Rate

Annual 2019

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Accreditation

The Baccalaureate of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Accreditation Status: Accredited

Length of Accreditation Award: 8 years

The Radiologic Science programs at Colorado Mesa University have continuously been accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) since 1973.