School of Imaging Science: Admission

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As the only baccalaureate program in the area, the program offers students a chance to develop specific technical skills while obtaining a liberal arts education.

Students are accepted into the Radiologic Science major by decision of the department faculty based on the criteria for admission and the number of positions available after admission to the university. All students must satisfactorily pass a drug and alcohol screening, criminal background checks, and provide a physical examination and immunization copies prior to the start of the Radiologic Science courses. Drug Screens and background check expenses are covered by program fees. All students in the program pay a fee of $220 per academic semester while in the program to cover these costs as well as radiation monitoring devices, etc. All students are also required to provide proof of insurance prior to starting clinicals.

Admission criteria:

  1. Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75 or above
  2. Students with a GPA of 2.5-2.74 may submit a separate application and follow the same process as transfer students, but are not guaranteed acceptance into the major.
  3. A “C” or better in all of the required prerequisite courses for the major
  4. Minimum of 45 anticipated credit hours prior to the start of the major
  5. Required observation in a Radiology Department, documented by a 1-page typed essay about the experience, including information about the hospital and contact person
  6. Required prerequisite and co-requisite courses may be only repeated once for a “C”

*First-year, first-time, students who declare Radiologic Science as their major by May 1 of the current year, and who meet the criteria, will be admitted to the major according to the four-year plan.

Students who began at Avila as first year, first time students who change their major to Radiologic Science after May 1 of the current year will not be guaranteed a position in the program according to the four-year plan. These students may have to wait one year until the next class begins. If there are more first year students than there are spaces in the major, acceptance will be determined by GPA ranking.

  1. Completed Radiologic Science Major Application by deadline
  2. Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above
  3. A “C” or better in all of the required prerequisite courses for the major
  4. Minimum of 45 anticipated credit hours prior to the start of the major
  5. Required observation in a Radiology Department, documented by a 1-page typed essay about the experience, including information about the hospital and contact person
  6. Required prerequisite courses may be only repeated once for a “C”

Additional considerations for transfer students:

  • Number of credit hours taken at Avila University
  • Number of prerequisite and co-requisite courses repeated for a “C” or better
  • On-campus interview
  • GPA
  • Number of required prerequisite courses remaining prior to fall semester
  • Reapplicants are not guaranteed a second interview.

**Transfer students are not guaranteed automatic acceptance after meeting the criteria. The number of positions available are calculated after the first-time, full-time first-year students have been admitted to the major. ILCP students are considered transfer students.

Please Note: If you wish to be considered for next year’s class you will need to first be accepted to the university, then submit the major application by the deadline. Applicants will not be eligible for an interview until they have received a letter of acceptance from Avila. Applicants who reapply are not guaranteed a second interview.

Radiologic Science Courses Required

Corequisites

HE 124 Medical Terminology 
CS 210 Navigating the Digital Society or CS 111 Ethics in Technology

Prerequisites

MA 120 College Algebra
CH 131/135 Chemistry 
BI 111 General Biology 
PH 117 Physics Concepts 
BI 220 Human Anatomy and Physiology 

Major Courses

RT 451 Introduction to Radiologic Technology 
RT 452 Radiographic Procedures I 
RT 453 Radiographic Procedures II 
RT 454 Radiologic Science I 
RT 455 Radiologic Science II 
RT 456 Radiologic Science III
RT 457 Radiographic Procedures III 
RT 458 Radiographic Procedures IV 
RT 459 Rad. Protection & Biology 
RT 460 Clinical Education I 
RT 461 Clinical Education II 
RT 462 Clinical Education III 
RT 463 Clinical Education IV 
RT 464 Clinical Education V 
RT 465 Clinical Education VI 
RT 467 Image Evaluation I 
RT 469 Cross-sectional Anatomy
RT 488 Radiography Review
RT 499 Capstone in Radiologic Science  

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