Boise State University’s Department of Radiologic Sciences has begun recruiting for a new online bachelor of science in imaging sciences. The program received State Board of Education approval on April 17 and will begin in fall 2015.
The program will be completely online, allowing both traditional students and professionals to earn the bachelor’s degree in 12-24 months while still working in their respective fields. The online format also will accommodate individuals who live beyond the Treasure Valley or the state of Idaho.
“We are excited to now offer this unique opportunity for students in the field of imaging science to complete their bachelor degree in a convenient manner,” said Leslie Kendrick, chair and associate professor in the Department of Radiologic Sciences.
The department currently awards a bachelor of science degree to students completing the four year curriculum. In the United States, there are only approximately 744 radiologic science programs. Only 73 of them award a baccalaureate degree. Fewer still — less than 10 — offer online coursework.
A prerequisite for admission into the program is an associate degree in the field of medical imaging sciences and a current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credential or equivalent.
Faculty and staff involved in establishing the online program include:
- Leslie Kendrick, chair and associate professor, Department of Radiologic Sciences, and director, Diagnostic Radiography Program
- Erica Koch Wight, clinical assistant professor, Department of Radiologic Sciences
- Darlene Travis, assistant professor, Department of Radiologic Sciences, and director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program
- Linda Osgood, assistant professor, Department of Community and Environmental Health, and director, Health Informatics and Information Management Program
- Andy Hyer, online lecturer, Department of Community and Environmental Health
- Thomas Turco, lecturer, Department of Community and Environmental Health
- Gundy Kaupins, professor and chair, Department of Management
Learn more about the new program on the Health Sciences website.
Boise State’s online undergraduate programs rank among the top 100 in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report, and online graduate programs in education and nursing each rank in the top 50.