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Bachelor of Science – Radiography

Radiographers, also known as radiographic technologists, are healthcare professionals that specialize in medical imaging. Radiographic services can range from a routine chest image to more invasive procedures involving one or more body systems through the use of sophisticated imaging equipment.  The final result of the examinations performed represent the combined efforts of the Radiologist (a physician who interprets the medical imaging to treat and diagnose medical conditions) and the Radiographer.  Radiographers work with modern radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment in the diagnostic radiology department and other specialty areas such as, vascular and cardiovascular departments, emergency departments, surgical suites, computerized tomography (CT scans) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The Department of Health Sciences, in cooperation with Baptist Health College Little Rock and St. Vincent Health System of Little Rock, offers a Bachelor of Science in Radiography degree.  In addition to the thirty-eight (38) hour lower division UCA core requirements, this degree requires two (2) years and sixty (60) hours of course work to be completed at the clinical site.  In order to receive credit toward a degree from UCA, the student must:

  • Apply and be admitted to UCA.
  • Complete the pre-requisite course work.
  • Apply to and be selected for 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.

After being selected for the program, students will complete their last two years of course work at the respective clinical site.

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 prefers a composite score of 19 or higher and a score of 17 or higher in Math and Science on the ACT.

St. Vincent Program: https://www.chistvincent.com/professional-resources/jobs/chi-st-vincent-school-of-radiologic-technology

Baptist Health Program: https://www.bhclr.edu/academics/programs/radiography/

Required Courses for Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiography