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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences

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Our bachelor’s degree program in Radiologic Sciences is JRCERT accredited and provides a broad and thorough experiential education. Our alumni are highly employable and enjoy careers assisting healthcare providers and administering tests using radiating energy, sonography, electromagnetic energy, and ionizing radiation (x-ray). Graduates may also choose to work in research, for manufacturers of imaging equipment in sales or as representatives, in imaging department administration, or as educators.

Our carefully-designed Radiologic Sciences curriculum meets industry and accreditation standards. Students gain a wealth of experience and information via the classroom, labs, research, and hands-on learning. Our future professionals are taught how to operate, calibrate, and use this technology for diagnostics, identification, and even for formulating treatment plans.

Bachelor's Degree Specializations

We offer five different specializations to meet the career objectives of our students. Those majoring in the Radiologic Sciences Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program may choose among the following paths:

Associate's Degree

Students in the Radiation Therapy Technology, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Computed Tomography, and Cardiac-Interventional Specialization will receive the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree upon successful completion of their junior year.

Online Option

The Radiologic Sciences Management/Education and Cardiac Interventional Radiography specializations can be completed from anywhere, as classes are available online. This online program was designed for busy professionals and those without the flexibility to travel to the campus for classes.

Clinical Experience

One of the most beneficial parts of our program is the clinical experience. SIU boasts state-of-the-art clinical labs where students can put their knowledge and skills into practice. Clinical internships are also part of the curriculum as well as opportunities for hands-on experience in hospitals and clinics in the region.

Student Organizations

Our Radiologic Sciences program is affiliated with the Gamma Chapter of Lambda Nu, the National Honor Society for Radiologic Technologists. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography specialization RSO is the Scanning Salukis. SIU has more than 300 student organizations you can join.


To be considered for full admission, students should apply for general admission to SIU Carbondale.

The RADS program is a fall-only competitive admissions program.

Applications are accepted from July 15th to February 1st.

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Contact Information

To request more information about earning your bachelor's degree in Radiologic Sciences, please contact:

Rick McKinnies
Program Director
ASA Room 213A
1365 Douglas Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-7260

Michael Rowell,
Academic Advisor
1365 Douglas Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-8869



SIU's Radiologic Sciences, Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Radiation Therapy programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 

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Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182

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