In Cooperation with Baptist Health College Little Rock and St. Vincent Systems
The Department of Health Sciences, in cooperation with Baptist Health College Little Rock and St. Vincent Health System of Little Rock, offer a Bachelor of Science in Radiography degree. The degree requirements consists of two (2) years and sixty (60) hours of course work. In order to receive credit toward a degree from UCA, the student must apply, be admitted to UCA, and complete the pre-requisite course work prior to selective admission into the professional curriculum in radiography. Transfer students must complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of on-campus work at the University of Central Arkansas, prior to selective admission into the professional curriculum in radiography.
The imaging application of X-rays parallels the development of diagnostic radiology. Services provided range from a routine chest film to an elaborate study of one of the body systems that involves tremendously complicated and expensive equipment. The final results of the examination represents the combined efforts of the radiologist (a physician who specializes in the use of X-rays and other radiation in diagnosis and treatment) and radiologic technologists.
Radiologic technologists work in departments with the use of modern radiographic and fluoroscopic tools; general vascular and cardiovascular units; nuclear medicine; emergency rooms; day surgery facilities; and be responsible for computerized axial tomography (CT scans) and magnetic resonance imaging, commonly called MRI.
NOTE: Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all college course work to be considered eligible for the Radiography program. Admission into an Affiliated Hospital program is on a competitive basis and is determined by the Admissions Committee at the Affiliated Hospitals.
Applicants are required to have the results of the American College Test (ACT) prior to applying to the Affiliated Hospital programs. Baptist Health College Little Rock requires a composite score of 19 or higher and a score of 17 or higher in Math and Science on the ACT. St. Vincent Health System requires a composite score of 19 on the ACT.
Required Courses for Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiography