Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Healthcare
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Radiologic Technology Bachelor’s Degree Program
Four-year degree; Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)
The Radiologic Technology bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary prepares students to lead in the field of radiology, with the option of an emphasis in Management. Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Board Exam to become certified as a Registered Radiologic Technologist and Radiographer.
The bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology program includes two years of campus preparation, following which students apply for admission to a hospital school for an internship. The 24-month clinical internship may be taken at any accredited school, including:
- CHI St. Alexius Health School of Radiologic Technology (Bismarck, North Dakota)
- Sanford Health in (Bismarck, North Dakota)
- Trinity Hospital School of Radiologic Technology (Minot, North Dakota)
- Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Radiography Program (Rochester, Minnesota)
The Radiologic Technology program is offered as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Please note: at many schools, the title of a bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology is now taking the place of a more generic “radiologist degree” or bachelor’s degree in radiology.)
Radiologic Technology ("Rad Tech") Degree Program Highlights
Earn your bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology at one of the most affordable, private universities in the nation.
- Gain hands-on, clinical experience in an accredited school that will prepare you to be a leading radiologic technician.
- Prepare to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Board Exam to become certified as a Registered Radiologic Technologist and Radiographer.
- Develop professional leadership skills in a collaborative learning environment grounded in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.
- Work in small classes with faculty who bring professional radiology experience to the classroom.
- The Radiologic Technology bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary offers an optional emphasis in management.
During my time at the University of Mary in the Radiologic Technology program, I have grown immensely as a person; and not just mentally or practically, but spiritually and maturely as well. The university is devoted to giving students a broad education, and not simply having students be competent in a small area of study. I recommend Radiologic Technology because the degree offers multiple roads into medicine upon graduation and it gives flexibility for future career options and scientific endeavors."
Career Outlook for Radiologic Technology Majors
Employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 9% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions, such as breaks and fractures caused by osteoporosis, which can require imaging to diagnose.*
The two years of campus preparation for the Radiologic Technology program include courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and psychology as well as courses to fulfill competence requirements. Following the campus preparation, the student applies for admission to a hospital school for an internship. The 24-month clinical internship may be taken at St. Alexius School of Radiologic Technology or Sanford Health Systems in Bismarck; Trinity Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, Minot; Rapid City Regional Hospital; Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences, Rochester, MN or at any other accredited school.
A total of 60 semester credits will be granted for courses taken during the internship. Upon completion of the internship, the student is eligible to take the AART Radiographer’s Registry Examination to become certified as a Registered Radiologic Technologist/Radiographer.
All students, including transfer students, must take at least 32 semester credits on campus; 16 of these are to be in math/science. Credit received for the clinical internship does not satisfy this requirement.
Students are responsible for providing transportation to and from all clinical internship assignments and for personal living expenses throughout the clinical internship, regardless of location.
For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.
What can you do with a Radiologic Technology degree?
Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program often work in the X-Ray department in hospitals, clinics, or mobile units. Radiologic Technologists can also work in other areas, such as Heart Cath Lab, Electrophysiology, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Therapy, Mammography, or performing CT or MRI scans.
How long does it take to earn a bachelor's degree in Radiologic Technology?
At the University of Mary, students complete two years of courses (four semesters) on our campus in Bismarck. Then, students apply for admission to a hospital school for a 24-month clinical internship. After successful completion of the internship, students are prepared to graduate and take the national board exam.
Am I eligible for licensure after earning my bachelor's degree in Radiologic Technology?
Yes, after completing our Radiologic Technology Bachelor of Science degree, graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Board Exam to become a Registered Radiologic Technologist. Graduates who intend to work in North Dakota must apply to the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board for a state license. Each state is different in their requirements and licensure.