Radiological Sciences

What is Radiologic Sciences?

Radiologic Sciences is a field of medical study that uses pictures or images of internal organs and structures to prevent and diagnose disease, as well as treats disease through therapeutic intervention. These images are captured in a number of ways, usually viewed on a computer screen, and are subsequently interpreted by a physician.

Through the partnership between Saint Joseph's University and Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Health Professions, students who are interested in a career in radiologic imaging are offered two Bachelor's degree tracks: a two-year multicompetency program and a one-year advanced placement program. Each prepares students to work in many different imaging areas including:

  • Cardiac Sonography
  • Computed Tomography
  • General Sonography
  • Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Medical Dosimetry
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Vascular Sonography

For detailed descriptions of each of these programs along with a list of prerequisite courses, visit the Thomas Jefferson University website.

High school students, who are considering Radiologic Sciences, must apply to both schools using separate applications for admission. Students can apply using the Saint Joseph's University Application or the Common application and the PACE application to Thomas Jefferson University. Students with this interest are urged to pursue a Biology or Interdisciplinary Health Studies major while at SJU. Current SJU students who wish to pursue this option can apply for a seat in the program at the end of their freshman year. The Health Professions Advising Office is available to help students achieve their goals.

 
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