Contact: Professor Mary Boser
Students may earn a bachelor’s degree in radiological science after taking the required courses at Pitt-Bradford and successfully completing Bradford Regional Medical Center’s (BRMC) two-year School of Radiography program. The two-year School of Radiography program has been provided by BRMC for many years to prepare certified professionals to work in clinical settings as radiographers. This new program will give students two ways to earn a bachelor’s degree in radiological science, accommodating both incoming freshmen and those who have already completed BRMC’s program.
The main track is what we call a 2+2 program: Students complete four full semesters (during the freshman and sophomore years) of course work on the Pitt-Bradford campus. Then during the third and fourth years, students pursue full-time study at BRMC’s School of Radiography. Students must have a minimum of 2.5 or higher GPA to be considered for admission to the major at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
The second option is available to those people already certified and employed in radiography and who have graduated from a program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology such as the one at BRMC. These students attend Pitt-Bradford for two years of full-time study or its equivalent in part-time study to earn a bachelor’s degree.
In both options, 50 academic credits from the accredited radiographic program are applied toward the 120 credits needed to graduate from Pitt-Bradford with a bachelor’s degree.
Progression Requirements and Admission to the Radiological Science Major
Students admitted to this program start their studies at the university as a Pre-Radiological Science major, taking courses that meet university graduation requirements. At the end of the first year of study, a student should have a 3.0 GPA or better to progress to the second year, which must be maintained throughout the entire second year of studies. During the spring term of the sophomore year, students apply to BRMC for admission into the School of Radiography. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1. To be admitted to the school, a student must be in good academic standing at the university. Because of limited numbers of openings at BRMC in any given year, preference for admission is given to students who have performed well academically. In the past, this has meant that in general, students with a 3.0 or better GPA who have satisfied all course requirements (with special attention paid to performance in the “core courses”) at the university have been admitted. This may vary from year to year, however, depending on the number of applicants who apply for the available openings (currently up to 16 openings each year).