The Associate Degree Program in Radiologic Science (ASRS) is a 20-month allied health curriculum designed to prepare the student for practice in the health specialty of radiography.
Mission Statement (re-evaluated 8/2018)
The Radiologic Science program of Holy Family University is committed to the formation of integrated persons who possess knowledge and awareness of their responsibilities to God, humanity, and self. The program seeks to cultivate professional competence in graduates who are actively responsible in society for service to the human family. The program is designed to provide the radiologic science profession with a member who uses ionizing radiation in a diagnostic function to create images of the human body that are used to diagnose disease and injury.
What Can You Do With This Major?
Radiographers operate x-ray equipment to create images of tissues, bones, organs, and blood vessels within the human body. The images created by the radiographer are then interpreted, and a diagnosis is made by a radiologist, a physician who specializes in interpreting and diagnosing radiographic images.
Our graduates have high success rates passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination in Radiography. With ASRS degrees and certifications by ARRT, our graduates can work in many health care settings throughout the entire United States as licensed radiographers. Qualified radiographers are needed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, public-health facilities, mobile x-ray companies, and industry.
Program Contact Information:
Individuals interested in the Radiologic Science program may request information from either Holy Family University's Office of Admissions or the Radiologic Science Program Office.
Those interested in applying for admission should follow the application procedure described in the University's Undergraduate Catalog.
Once a completed application is reviewed by the Admissions Office and determined to meet the University’s admission requirements and Radiologic Science prerequisite requirements, application materials are forwarded to the Radiologic Science Program Office. The Program’s Admission’s Coordinator then affirms applicant prerequisite requirements and validates qualifications. If the application satisfies program prerequisite qualifications, the applicant is contacted to arrange a personal interview with members of the Program’s Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee consists of the Radiologic Science Program Director, Admission’s Coordinator and faculty. After interviewing all qualified applicants, candidates are notified in writing regarding acceptance decisions. Qualified first-time students are required to complete the University's composition and quantitative placement testing prior to acceptance.
Prerequisite high school-level course requirements for the Radiologic Science program require a minimum grade of C (70%) and include:
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Physics (recommended, but not required)
- Minimum SAT scores: Old SAT--400 Critical Reading and 450 Math; New SAT--22 Reading Test Score and 490 Math Section Score
- Minimum post-secondary GPA of 2.5 (both internal and external transfers)
- Applicants must comply with the program’s Functional Abilities, Activities, and Attributes.
Additional admission criteria include:
All applicants must attend a Radiologic Science Program Information Session, held bimonthly throughout the academic year.
As a Radiologic Science major, your education will be broadened and enriched by our University’s liberal-arts tradition. You’ll follow a core curriculum of philosophy, religious studies, humanities, and social and natural sciences, and you’ll learn about patient care from a spiritual, ethical, and moral perspective. In addition to patient care issues, you’ll study human anatomy and physiology, biology, physics, and other behavioral sciences.
Specialized courses in radiography include:
- Patient Care in Radiologic Science
- Radiographic Procedures I, II, and III
- Radiographic Imaging I and II
- Image Evaluation: Radiographs
- Introduction to Computed Tomography
- Advanced Imaging I
- Imaging Physics I: X-ray Physics
- Radiographic Pathology
- Radiation Health Physics
- Associate of Science in Radiologic Science Degree
- General Track
- Vascular Interventional (VI) Track
- Computed Tomography (CT) Track
- Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging Track
Clinical courses, which begin in the first semester, complement classroom learning and help students prepare for entry-level practice. Your clinical experience will include rotations in community hospitals, medical centers, mobile x-ray companies, and other health care facilities, allowing you to develop clinical skills in a wide variety of health care settings that meet the needs of diverse populations.
In addition to classroom instruction, you’ll benefit from our on-campus energized x-ray lab (including a state-of-the-art computed radiography system).