Radiography / Bachelor of Science / 3 + 2 Program

Total Credit Hours:  170

Major Credit Hours: 127

It is the policy of the Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for professional school applications, only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 by the time they complete BIOL 42200 Human Anatomy and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional or graduate school is solely determined by the admission committee of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.

Radiography majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum grade of “C-” after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

Students are required to shadow, observe a radiographer, for a day at Northwestern Memorial Hospital or show proof of such activity at another medical facility before applying to the program.

Degree Requirements

Program: BS-RDGR-1

I. Core Courses (65)

BIOL-11000General Biology 1

4

BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11500General Biology 2

4

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22000Genetics

4

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22400General Microbiology

4

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL-32000Biostatistics

3

BIOL-33500Advanced Clinical Physiology

3

BIOL-33600Case Studies in Human Physiology

1

BIOL-42200Human Anatomy

3

BIOL-42300Functional Human Anatomy Lab

1

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHEM-22000Organic Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-22100Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-22500Organic Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-22600Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

1

MATH-20000Calculus 1

4

-OR

MATH-21100Calculus for the Life Sciences

4

PHYS-20000College Physics 1

4

PHYS-20100College Physics 1 Lab

1

PHYS-20500College Physics 2

4

PHYS-20600College Physics 2 Lab

1

II. Recommended

BIOL-35500Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

3

BIOL-42600Immunology

3

III. Clinical Courses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (62)

BIOL-30200Introduction to Radiography and Medical Imaging

3

BIOL-30300Imaging Principles I

3

BIOL-31800Radiographic Procedures 1 and Lab

4

BIOL-32800Fluoroscopic Procedures I

1

BIOL-33800Medical Terminology

0-3

BIOL-33000Management and Methods of Patient Care for Sonography

1-4

BIOL-35000Radiography Clinical 1

2

BIOL-36100Physics of Radiography

3

BIOL-36500Medical Law and Ethics

1

BIOL-36600Radiographic Procedures 2 and Lab

4

BIOL-36800Fluoroscopic Procedures 2

1

BIOL-37800Radiography Clinical 2

4

BIOL-40200Imaging Principles 2

3

BIOL-40400Radiography Clinical 3

4

BIOL-40800Radiographic Procedures 3 and Lab

3

BIOL-41100Imaging Modalities and Equipment

2

BIOL-41500Radiographic Procedures 4 and Lab

4

BIOL-43000Radiographic Clinical 4

3

BIOL-43600Operational Issues in Health Care Environment

1-2

BIOL-44200Computed Tomography and Cross-Sectional Anatomy

2

BIOL-45200Radiation Biology

1-2

BIOL-45400Radiographic Pathology

1

BIOL-45800Radiographic Clinical 5

3

BIOL-45900ARRT Review

3

(Radiography students enroll in BIOL 45200 Radiation Biology for two credits.)

IV. General Education Courses (43)

V. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1