Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

The bachelor’s degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences is for imaging professionals who have completed an AS degree in Radiography, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy. The AS to BS degree program will provide the opportunity for you to gain valuable knowledge and skills in radiology management/administration, teaching and in an advanced clinical modality of your choice.

Program Overview

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.

Program Length

If you already have an eligible associate degree in the field, you can complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years.

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Degrees that Transfer to this Bachelor's

Average Salary & Placement

Radiologic and Imaging Sciences average salaries ranges from $45,000 – $65,000.

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Application Information

  • Application Deadline: No Deadline
  • Begins: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Application:  Download

Health Sciences Advising

The advising staff can answer program-specific questions, assist in career and educational planning, and offer expert educational guidance for students seeking career opportunities through the completion of an A.S. or B.S. Degree or a Certificate program.

Location, Hours and Contact

West Campus

Job Outlook

A completed bachelor’s degree opens many doors for advancement in your professional career. In an advanced position within the radiologic and imaging sciences, you will manage high-tech equipment and oversee technologists and the procedures they perform.

Potential Careers

  • Radiology Management/Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Advanced Clinical Practice in Computed Tomography, Mammography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging

7 Steps to Your Bachelor's Degree

  • 1Complete your associate degree in one of four eligible fields (including all prerequisites):
    Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Radiography.

    If your associate degree is in another field, you must undergo a formal evaluation.

  • 2Hold professional certification in your respective discipline.
  • 3Submit the online Valencia College application for the bachelor’s program, as well as all college transcripts, and pay the $35 application fee. This fee is waived for active Valencia College students who hold an Associate in Arts degree from Valencia or an Associate in Science degree from Valencia to a bachelor degree at Valencia.
  • 4Once you’ve been accepted to Valencia College as a candidate for B.S. Radiology, submit the  Health Sciences Radiologic and Imaging Bachelor’s Program application, available through Valencia’s Health Sciences Advising department, and contact the program advisor.
  • 5Once you’ve been accepted to the B.S. degree, complete the online bachelor’s orientation.
  • 6Register for classes.
  • 7Graduate with your B.S. degree.

Lower Division Coursework

To fulfill the lower-division (first half) of the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences bachelor’s degree, you must complete all program prerequisites courses and an Associate in Science degree from a regionally accredited institution in one of the following areas.

Choose from Two A.S. Degrees:

A.S. in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonographers take images of patients’ soft tissue organs—like the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, thyroid, uterus or breast—using high frequency sound waves via ultrasound. They must analyze and present this diagnostic data for interpretation and diagnosis by a doctor.

A.S. in Radiography

Radiographers operate high-tech imaging equipment and perform diagnostic imaging examinations such as X-ray images, CAT scans, MRIs and mammograms that help doctors accurately diagnose and treat their patients for injury and disease.

(Valencia will also accept a completed A.S. degree in Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine Technology, from a regionally accredited institution, for admission into the upper-division coursework.)

Upper Division Coursework

After completing a qualifying lower-division associate degree, you may move on to the upper-division (second half) of the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences bachelor’s degree.

Concentrations

Cardiac Ultrasound for Sonographers

From diagnosis to treatment, you will focus on managing cardiovascular disease from the patient perspective. You will learn basic techniques of non-invasive ultrasound modalities used to evaluate disorders of cardiac circulation, cardiac valves and myocardium, pre- and post-procedure care and therapeutic measures to treat cardiovascular diseases. You will develop echocardiographic examination skills in the laboratory and clinical setting. By completing six course credits beyond this concentration, you will be eligible to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) specialty examination.

Computed Tomography (CT)  for Radiographers, Nuclear Med Techs and Radiation Therapists

This patient-focused concentration enables you to develop skills to become a CT technologist. You will gain an understanding of the physical principles and instrumentation involved in CT, as well as quality management. This includes procedure protocols, evaluating equipment operation, ensuring accurate diagnosis and safe patient care.

Leadership (non-clinical) for Radiographers, Sonographers, Nuclear Med Techs and Radiation Therapists

The concentration provides specialized course work for those aspiring to, or already in, leadership positions within their respective health professions.  You will gain knowledge and skills related to healthcare administrative and supervisory duties which will enable you to more effectively perform leadership roles within healthcare.  

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

This patient-focused concentration enables you to develop skills to become an MRI technologist. You will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of magnetic resonance, including magnet types, the generation of magnetic resonance signal and magnet safety. You will also learn procedures covering anatomy, pathology and equipment applications for the various regions of the human body.

Mammography for Radiographers

 This patient-focused concentration enables you to develop skills to become a Mammography technologist. You will gain
an understanding of the concepts and imaging theory applied in Mammography as well as quality management. You will also learn procedures and protocols, breast anatomy and pathology, and equipment operation applied to Mammography. 

Cardiac Ultrasound for Sonographers

 From diagnosis to treatment, you will focus on managing cardiovascular disease from the patient perspective. You will learn basic techniques of non-invasive ultrasound modalities used to evaluate disorders of cardiac circulation, cardiac valves and myocardium, pre- and post-procedure care and therapeutic measures to treat cardiovascular diseases. You will develop echocardiographic examination skills in the laboratory and clinical setting. By completing six course credits beyond this concentration, you will be eligible to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) specialty examination.