Applications for Radiological Sciences for the fall 2020 semester are now closed. Please contact [email protected] to discuss other opportunities to pursue this major.
Radiology is a science combining medical imaging technology with patient care. Radiological technicians apply their knowledge of physics, anatomy, and physiology to create radiographic images that assist with the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions in the body.
Radiographers strive to provide quality patient care while limiting radiation exposure to patients, themselves, and others. Radiographers use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to perform medical imaging procedures by adapting the variable technical parameters of the procedure to the condition of the patient.
Penn State Schuylkill's Radiological Sciences Program is a comprehensive academic and clinical-based curriculum.
The program begins in the fall of each year and requires 24 consecutive months (including summer sessions) to complete.
Students successfully completing the program receive an associate degree in Radiological Sciences from Penn State and are eligible to apply for examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for professional certification.
Our mission is to develop competent professional radiographers whose expertise will meet the needs of the community they serve by providing high-quality health care in a professional, compassionate and responsible manner.
Revised Course Plan for summer and fall 2020
Due to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the Radiological Sciences course plan has been adjusted. View the summer and fall 2020 course plan for first- and second-year students.
Many U.S. states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.