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Radiologic Technology

Bachelor of Science — Program Overview

If you wish to become a radiologic technologist, this major will start you off with a broad, liberal arts background to prepare you for professional training at an accredited school of radiologic technology. Take two years of coursework at BCU and two years of clinical work at a radiologic technology institution (including St. Luke's right here in Sioux City) — and you'll have a bachelor of science degree in addition to an associate of science degree in radiology.

You'll also be prepared and eligible for the American Registry or Radiologic Technologists Examination.   


Start off with foundational coursework to support application to the clinical portion of the program. If accepted into the clinical portion of the program, two clinical years follow at an accredited school or radiologic technology, after which the second year of coursework on the Briar Cliff University campus is performed. The two clinical years are credited as two years of academic work at Briar Cliff (62 semester hours). If application to the clinical portion of the program is unsuccessful during the first year, you'll take a second year of coursework at BCU and re-apply to accredited schools of radiologic technology. 

You may also complete this program if you have already completed a two-year radiologic technology program and attained a passing grade on the American Registry Examination.


St. Luke's

St. Luke's College in Sioux City has a cooperative program with Briar Cliff University to provide you with an opportunity to obtain a bachelor of science degree from Briar Cliff and an associate of science degree in radiology from St. Luke's College. 

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Core Radiologic Technology Courses

CSCI 100 - Introduction to Computers

An introduction to common computer applications. All sessions will be held in one of the university's computer labs. Students will become proficient with Windows, Word for Windows (word processor), Excel for Windows (spreadsheet), and use of the Internet. Read more »

MATH 111 - College Algebra

Functions and graphs, mathematical modeling, linear functions, average rate of change, exponential functions, relative rate of change, exponential growth and decay, logarithmic functions, quadratic functions, polynomial and rational functions, systems of linear equations, matrices. Prerequisite: Recommendation of the department chairperson based on mathematics assessment. Read more »

PHIL 210 - Ethics

Looks at several ethical theories that shape how people think ethically. Then examines various human behaviors, individual and social, from a moral viewpoint. Focuses on arguments for moral positions. Prerequisite: Sophomore status Read more »

PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to fundamental psychological concepts which are derived from applying the scientific method to the study of behavior. Examples of selected topics include: personality development, abnormal behavior and therapy, physiology, motivation and emotions, human development, learning and memory, and social behavior. This course emphasizes theories and theorists as well as relevant applications to everyday living. An introduction to APA style of writing is included. Read more »

WRTG 109 - Introduction to College Writing

Introduction to College Writing offers students multiple opportunities to practice essay planning, writing, and revision on a variety of topics. Read more »

Additional Program Requirements

You must also complete all general education requirements at BCU.