Radiologic technologists are healthcare professionals who administer prescribed radiation for the purpose of medical diagnosis. Registered radiologic technologists perform radiographic procedures using technologically advanced equipment to produce 2-D and 3-D images of the tissue, organs, bones and vessels of patients for evaluation by radiologists (physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury). They may also choose to specialize in a specific imaging technique such as computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, bone densitometry, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, quality management, or general radiography. Radiologic technologists may work in a wide variety of healthcare settings from large hospitals and imaging centers to small clinics or offices, performing radiographic exams for a broad spectrum of clinical services, or specializing in one specific area such as orthopedics, pediatrics, or gastrointestinal radiology.
The WSU Pre-med and Health Science Center (PMHSC) provides academic advising for the Pre-Radiologic Technology student. The advisor will meet with you in-person or on-line to assist you in course selection and make you aware of the GPA requirement, attendance at information meetings, course completion and admission application deadlines, submissions of official transcript (WSU and transfer)International student affairs (transcript evaluation and TOEFL), as well as advisor contact information.
Science prerequisite requirements - These requirements must have been taken within the last 6 years.
- BIO 1510 - Basic Life Mechanisms w/Lab (NSI)
- BIO 2870 - Anatomy & Physiology w/Lab
- BIO 3200 - Human Physiology+
- PHY 1020/1021 - Conceptual Physics w/Lab (NSI)
- MAT 1800 - Elementary Functions (QE)
+BIO 3200 must be completed by fall term before the program starts.
Non-science prerequisite requirements
- ENG 1020 - Introductory College Writing (BC)
- ENG 3010 - Intermediate Writing (IC)
- PHI 1050 - Critical Thinking (exam option)
- PHI 2320 - Ethics (CI)
- COM 1010 - Oral Communication (OC) (exam option)
- CSC 1000 - Introduction to Computer Science
- PSY 1010 or 1020 - Introductory Psychology (NSI)
- PSY 2400 - Developmental Psychology
- STA 1020 - Elementary Statistics (QE)
University general education/degree requirements*
- Civic Literacy (CIV)
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
- Global Learning (GL)
- Social Inquiry (SI)
- Wayne Experience (WE)
*Note: Students who hold a previous bachelor's degree or who qualify under the university's MTA transfer policy are exempt from completing the requirements listed above.
In addition to coursework, the following requirements must be met:
- Completion of all pre-professional courses by the end of the Winter semester before admission to the professional program
- Minimum 2.80 overall GPA as well as a minimum 2.7 in all science and non-science prerequisite coursework.
- All grades in prerequisite requirements must be a minimum of "C" or better (2.0 on a 4.0 grade scale). Due to the unique situation created by COVID-19, many institutions are allowing students to choose a Pass/No Pass option in lieu of a letter grade in certain semesters. The program encourages applicants to receive letter grades in their prerequisite courses. P/N will be accepted if the grading institution's policy is a C or better to receive a Pass. If the school accepts C- or below as a Pass, students will be required to submit a letter from the instructor documenting what the grade earned would have been (in the case of WSU courses, since we can view that grade in the system, such a letter will not be required). This policy applies to the following semesters: Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring/Summer 2021.
- Minimum of 60 credit hours
- Equivalent pre-professional coursework taken at an accredited college or university is acceptable
Applicants should refer to the Radiologic Technology Application Checklist for a complete overview of how to apply to the WSU Radiologic Technology program including the application deadline and all supporting documentation.