The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences (BSRS) degree provides the Radiologic Technologist with the foundational skills necessary to advance within the imaging profession. Possessing a Bachelor's degree makes it possible to pursue further advancement academically, as well as professionally in the fields of radiology and public health.
Loma Linda University's Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science program is unique by offering a flexible learing program in which the student can choose part time and full time options which is a great for today's busy working professional with the full-time option being completed in as little as 1 year.
The BSRS program is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) which provides the option to transfer credits or to pursue other health care related options here at LLU. The program offers a variety of radiology specialty emphases. Programs can be custom tailored to the individual student's needs. Students interested in completing an emphasis in Administration, Education, Science and Advanced Medical Imaging, pre-MS in Radiologist Assistant or Imaging Informatics may be able to do so concurrently with the core program. The BSRS offers year around open enrollment and competitive tuition cost for higher education from a private medical university where our graduates and alumni are highly regarded in their specialty fields.
The BSRS Degree is comprised of the following elements:
• The general studies requirements (General Education)
• The radiation technology core requirements (on-campus or online)
• An area of emphasis (administration, education, clinical practice, science, advanced medical imaging, pre-MSRA, or imaging informatics)
The applicant must have certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or equivalent specialty certification. Eligibility to continue is subject to student's obtaining certification. It should be understood that the University will not sign or validate registry documents of students who obtained their training in another program.
Our BSRS Brochure includes complete course curriculum and additional program options and information
To be eligible for admission, the applicant must be a graduate of an approved program (or the equivalent) in Radiologic Technology, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound). Students are advised to apply six months prior to the quarter of entry. Contact the Program Director to discuss your best learning approach by either completing the degree online or on our campus.
Students currently enrolled: 36
Applications received in 2012: 50
Number of Interviews: 40
Acceptances in 2012: 25
Required Minimum GPA: 2.5
Competitive GPA: 3.0
Program Start Dates
Students can enter the BSRS program any quarter.
Applications are accepted year around. It is advisable to
contact the Program Director for details. The on-campus
option for this degree begins in the Fall Quarter (September)
Science (15-20 units)
15-20 quarter units selected from the natural sciences in the areas of biology, microbiology, chemistry, math, or physics. Courses must be taken from two different content areas with the approval of the program director. These courses are taken at your local college/university. A minimum grade of C+ (2.3) is required for all courses.
The following courses are recommended for students interested in applying to the Physician’s Assistant or Medical School programs (see program catalogue for details):
General Biology (w-lab) – 8 units (The full sequence of anatomy & physiology, and microbiology)
General or Inorganic Chemistry (w-lab) – 8 units
Organic Chemistry (w-lab) – 8 units
General Physics (w-lab) – 8 units
Clinical On-Campus (18-31 units)
Note: A clinical emphasis requires a separate application process.
A 9-24 month, full-time internship in a clinical specialty can be selected from the following areas:
• Diagnostic Sonography (39 units)
• Cardiac Sonography ( 23 units)
• Nuclear Medicine Technology (18 units)
• Special Imaging Technology (11-18 units)
Students with special imaging coursework totaling less than 11 units can take an elective course to complete the emphasis. Elective courses must be approved by the program director
• Radiation Therapy Technology (28 units)
Acceptance into these specialties is separate from acceptance into the B.S. degree program.
A maximum of 70 semester or 105 quarter units from an accredited junior college will be accepted, including units for clinical training. Students who have completed a hospital training program are allowed up to 50 units of academic credit on the basis of their registry certificate.
Cost of Program
Estimated cost for the full BSRS program including core and chosen emphasis curriculum and misc expenses: $20,000-$30,000. See our Program Estimated Cost of Attendance for program costs and fees.
This program qualifies for VA tuition benefits. Visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov
Be sure that your application is complete. Arrange to have your official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions for the School of Allied Health Professions. Unofficial transcripts or copies of transcripts are not accepted as official. Original transcripts must be sent directly to LLU from the school where the credits were earned. It is recommended that you contact the Program Director for advisement before applying.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long is the BSRS program?
A: The program can be taken in as little as one year. Students work directly with the program director to custom design a curriculum load that fits their needs. The average student takes 2 years to complete the program going part time.
Q: Does the program qualify for financial aid (grants & loans)?
A: Yes, Apply Early
Q: Is the program all online?
A: Yes, Students can take the BSRS either 100% online OR on Campus
Q: When can I apply/ start the program?
A: Applications are now being accepted year around. Students can start any quarter.
Q: I want to obtain additional schooling in a secondary imaging specialty (US, NM CT MR, RT, etc) does that count towards your BSRS?
A: Yes you can count any secondary specialty as long as its from a regionally accredited college or university towards your BSRS as an emphasis.
Q: Does my ASMR degree count towards my BSRS?
A: Yes, as long as you have your ARRT, you can count up to 55 quarter units.
Q: How do I know what General Education courses I need?
A: Contact the program director below for advisement.
Q: I want to become a Radiologist Assistant (RA), will the BSRS allow me to qualify for the program?
A: Yes, students who complete their BSRS will qualify for the RA Program
Q: If I get into the BSRS program, do I still need to apply to other clinical programs such as nuc med, therapy, CT/MRI?
A: Yes, each program is independent and requires separate application/admittance processes.
Q: What is my first step now?
A: Contact the program director via email below for advisement.
Timothy Seavey, M.A.M, RT (R)(CT) Department of Radiation Technology
School of Allied Health Professions, Room A-829
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-4931-2-0 or 800-422-4558 Ask for Allied Health
then the BSRS Program Director ext: 85233
Timothy Seavey, M.A.M, RT (R)(CT)
Department of Radiation Technology