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Online Bachelor of Science in Health Professions - Medical Imaging

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Application Deadline: July 22, 2024

Fall 1 2024 classes start on August 26, 2024

Elevate Your Career in the Medical Industry

LSU Alexandria

Become equipped to expand your health care career with LSU Alexandria's online Bachelor of Science in Health Professions with a concentration in Medical Imaging. Developed from the Department of Allied Health and designed for working RTs from any state, this program is a post-professional baccalaureate degree for clinicians credentialed in Radiography.

This program is designed to provide registered radiologic technologists (RT) with an opportunity to broaden their career pathways with a diversified plan of study in a balanced curriculum. Graduates will be prepared for advancement in multiple career roles or continuation to graduate study. Employment opportunities include: Advanced Imaging Modalities, Health Care Management/Administration, PACS Administration, Quality Management, Commercial/Industrial (sales/support), and Graduate School (Radiologist Assistant or other graduate studies).

*Most students require 48 hours to complete this degree. However, all credit hours from previous coursework will be evaluated to determine the number of hours needed. See the course listing below for all required courses. A total of 120 hours are required to earn a baccalaureate degree. 

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This program allows you to increase your personal marketability and advance your career within the health field.

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Earn While You Learn

This program is designed with working professionals in mind. Continue to work as a radiology technologist while earning your bachelor's degree online.

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When you join LSUA Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Student Success Coach assigned to you from your application process all the way through to your graduation to support you in any way as a student.

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Learn in a flexible format that is ideal for professionals balancing work and home responsibilities.

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Total credit hours per program: 48* credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $325

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $9,750

Total cost with fees: $15,600

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSUA degree. For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.

LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings

General Education Credit Hours
ENGL 1001 English Composition 3
ENGL 1002 English Composition II 3
General Education Social Science 6
General Education Math 6
General Education Natural Sciences 9
General Education Communication Studies 3
General Education Humanities 6
General Education Fine Arts 3

Major Courses Credit Hours
HESC 3300 Legal Issues in Healthcare 3
HESC 4300 Leadership Theories 3
HESC 4800 Introduction to Research in Healthcare 3
RADT 3700 Imaging Trends 2
RADT 3800 Advanced Patient Care and Assessment 3


Additional Courses Credit Hours
ENGL 3002 Technical Writing 3
4000-level Electives 6
Approved Electives 15

Approved electives must be chosen from the following list: 
BLAW 3201, CMST 4112 OR HESC 4103, HCAM 4421, HCAM 4718, HESC 3200, HESC 4600, HESC 4999, KINS 3010, KINS 3660, MGMT 3200, MGMT 3320, MGMT 4322, MGMT 4620, MKTG 3401, MKTG 3430, MKTG 4423, PHIL 3025, PSYC 3001, PSYC 3075, PSYC 4034, RADT 3100, RADT 3500, RADT 3900, RADT 4000. 
Students who have an advanced certification such as mammography, CT, MRI, US, QM, etc. will be granted credit (3 hours) for RADT 3100. 

Students who have ARRT, ARDMS, NMTCB, or other comparable certifications will be granted full credit (43 hours) for required 1000 and 2000-level RADT courses. 

*Students who do not have 43 credits of prior RADT coursework will have additional electives to complete the 120-hour degree.

      Admission Requirements

      Applicants must have ARRT, ARDMS, NMTCB, or other comparable certifications to be granted full credit (43 hours) for required 1000 and 2000-level RADT courses.

      Transfer students to LSUA must also meet one of the following sets of criteria:

      • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited university OR
      • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
      • Have earned at least 12 hours of college-level credit from LSUE or CLTCC Bridge Program, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0, OR
      • Meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution 

      Career Opportunities

      • Radiation Therapists
      • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
      • Sonographer
      • Magnetic Resonance Technologist
      • Health Care Management/Administration

      Why Choose LSUA?

      As an integral part of the LSU System, LSUA students receive a high-quality education led by qualified and dedicated faculty and staff. LSUA offers unique degree programs in smaller, more personalized classroom environments both on campus and online. Tuition rates at LSUA are among the most competitive in the state for this high standard of education, leaving a large portion of their students to graduate debt free.  Students who attend LSUA are set up by attentive advisors to achieve the greatest success in their academic career.

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