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College of Applied and Technical Studies
Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology
Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits
Approximate Program Cost

$17,560

For CT or MRI program
Credits for Certificate in Radiologic Technology

32 credits awarded

For Hospital-Based Certificate in Radiologic Technology
*Based on 12-18 semester hours for a full-time student, completing program in 8 semesters.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology degree is designed for students pursuing studies related to medical imaging that have completed a degree or certificate in radiologic technology, diagnostic medical sonography (MRI only), nuclear medicine or radiation therapy. 

Job opportunities for CT and MRI technologists, sonographers and therapists exist in hospitals, surgical centers, clinics, physician offices and other healthcare facilities.

Online Concentrations: The Radiologic and Imaging Sciences major comprises the following online concentrations:

Computed Tomography

The Computed Tomography concentration focuses on the use of specialized x-ray equipment to create sectional images of the human body. Each cross-sectional image reveals complex information about body structures that are used for a variety of reasons (i.e., diagnostic, treatment planning, interventional or screening).

  • Computed Tomography concentration for students who completed an AAS degree or hospital-based certificate in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy and are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging concentration focuses on the use of a powerful magnet, radio waves and computers to create sectional images of the human body. The images reveal complex information about body structures and the chemical changes that occur as a result of the onset of disease.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging concentration for students who completed an AAS degree or hospital-based certificate program in Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy and are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. 

Program Structure

  • 120 credits total
  • Remainder concentration courses and/or requirement electives depending on associate’s degree held
  • Most general elective credit hours will be fulfilled with courses earned for radiologic technology associate degree or hospital-based certificate (32 credit hours awarded for certificate)
  • Students who have successfully completed ATTR 25057 and ATTR 25058 (or EXSC 25057 and EXSC 25058) may use those courses in place of BSCI 11010 and BSCI 11020 (or BSCI 21010 and BSCI 21020)
  • Earn up to 38 semester hours of credit for coursework completed in an accredited radiologic technology associate degree program or 32 semester hours of credit from a hospital-based certificate program
  • Graduate in as little as nine months—for the RIS (CT or MRI) courses only

Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses: Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE score, or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Admissions Deadlines

May
07

Application Deadline

Summer 2020 Term

May
14

First Day of Class

Summer 2020 Term

Courses

Courses for the online Bachelor of Radiologic Imaging Sciences and Technology offer targeted education in the professional skills and knowledge necessary to work as a computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologist. Students must complete coursework in sectional anatomy, clinical practice, patient management, image production, and other techniques and procedures for their chosen imaging technology concentration. These courses are completed as part of the associate degree.

All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$438.75 lower division
$438.30 upper division
$1,316.25 lower division
$1,314.90 upper division
Approximate Cost: $17,560
For CT or MRI program
$448.75 lower division
$448.30 upper division
$1,346.25 lower division
$1,344.90 upper division
Approximate Cost: $TBD
For CT or MRI program

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Attention Regional Campus Students: There is an additional $155.75 per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $107.10 per credit hour for upper division fully online regional campus courses. This fee excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies and Associate of Applied Business programs.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Undergraduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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