B.S. Imaging Science
The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (2+2) is designed for the working radiologic technologist wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The radiologic sciences classes will be delivered online, while all other supporting courses are delivered through traditional or distance education methods.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is a concentration within the Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences. The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is in partnership with Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. This unique, one of a kind program in West Virginia, allows students to gain the experience in Nuclear Medicine in the Boston area and the teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School for two semesters and return home to complete the program.
Bluefield State College will be academic affiliate of the programmatically accredited (JRCNMT) program at Regis College starting with the Fall 2013 entering class. Students will apply to the Nuclear Medicine Technology program via the BSC/Regis College application process and must meet the current admissions policy set by Regis College. Once students successfully complete the program, students are eligible to apply to sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Boards (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ Nuclear Medicine Exam (ARRT).
The goal of the BS Radiologic Sciences degree program is to provide registered radiologic technologists with learning opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills beyond the technical level. “The American Society of Radiologic Technologists recognizes the baccalaureate degree as the professional level of radiologic sciences education. An increasing range of knowledge and skills is required to efficiently and effectively operate within today’s health care environment. There is a need for more sophisticated imaging management and leadership to respond to the clinical organizational and fiscal demands facing the health care industry.” (ASRT BSRS Core Curriculum)
The mission of the BS program in Radiologic Sciences is to provide technologists a pathway for career advancement in the radiologic technology profession that is accessible and affordable. This program will also prepare graduates upon completion of the BS degree in Radiologic Sciences for potential careers in the radiologic technology profession such as chief technologists, supervising technologists, department managers, and instructors in radiologic technology programs. The student will have advanced courses in areas which will include patient assessment, management, & education, image quality, legal and ethical issues and research in radiologic sciences.
AS Radiologic Technology or Imaging Modality degree with required proof of certification in modality for admission to BS RADS or BS RADS concentration in Nuclear Medicine.