Advisement & Registration
All students wishing to declare Radiologic Sciences as their major must be in good academic standing with the University and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
All faculty in the Radiologic Sciences Program participate in student advisement. While not required, students are encouraged to seek advisement with faculty in the track to which they are seeking admission. Students are encouraged to contact the individual faculty member for an appointment. Advisement is by appointment only.
Students are encouraged to begin taking related core courses (specifically the sciences), as soon as possible, in order to be competitive for entry into the programs. All students who enter the baccalaureate degree program in Radiologic Sciences must complete a required 50 hours of core courses prior to admission. Thus, it is imperative to begin working with an advisor as soon as possible.
- Core Requirements
- Cardiovascular Interventional Science Courses
- Nuclear Medicine Courses
- Radiation Therapy Courses
- Radiography Courses
- Sonography Courses
- In order for students to gain a variety of clinical experiences, rotations other than traditional daytime, weekday hours may be assigned. The rotations may include nights, weekends, and distant clinical sites.
- Some required courses are available only during the evenings, on weekends, or online.
- Due to contractual obligations of Armstrong to some clinical sites, students may be required to fulfill clinical obligations on days that are not normally scheduled class days for the university, including breaks between semesters.
- The program has no formal process for entry-level students to take professional courses on a part-time basis. The average time commitment for classes, labs and clinical education is approximately 35-40 hours a week. Students are discouraged from working more than 20 hours per week while in the program, due to the time commitments of the program.
- Any student who leaves the program for any reason, including suspension without prejudice and leave of absence, will be readmitted only on a space-available basis.
- Pregnancy will not prevent the student from successfully completing the program. However, an extended maternity/paternity leave may result in the delay of the student's graduation.
Sharyn D. Gibson Memorial Scholarship
The Sharyn D. Gibson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior student admitted to any of the programs in the Radiologic Sciences Department. Recipients receive a one-time award and are acknowledged during the pinning ceremony held prior to graduation.
- Financial aid score through FAFSA. FAFSA scores must be on official documents and include the Student Aid Report.
- A personal letter summarizing the financial need for scholarship.
- An essay describing the importance of professionalism and ethics. The essay must be typed and double spaced and have a length between 1 and 3 pages.
- Submit application requirements to the Departmental Administrative Assistant through mail or hand delivery. No faxes will be accepted.
- The application deadline is June 30th for fall disbursement and September 30th for Spring disbursement.
Radiologic Sciences Student Association
All students admitted to the department are members of the Student Association. This association provides services to the students such as radiation monitoring and represents the students at the department and university level.
Lambda Nu National Honor Society
Lambda Nu (LN) is a national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. Its objectives are to:
- promote academic scholarship at the highest academic levels
- promote community service and awareness in the radiologic and imaging sciences
- recognize and encourage scholastic achievement and excellence
All qualified Armstrong students are eligible for membership according to the following standards:
- Program course cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale after two full-time semesters (or equivalent) of a radiologic or imaging sciences program.
- Enrollment in a radiologic or imaging sciences program as a full-time student for at least one year.