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1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257
cas@ship.edu  
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(717) 477-1151

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Franklin Science Center Room 142
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA
(717) 477-1401

Dr. David Long
Health Sciences Director
717-477-1433
drlong@ship.edu
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Radiologic Sciences Programs

Shippensburg University is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Health in an effort to increase access to higher education in the nursing and allied health fields. To learn more about our partnership programs visit : http://www.jefferson.edu/jchp/admissions/partners.cfm

Multicompetency Programs (2-Year):

  • 24-month, full-time program beginning in September
  • Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examinations in their chosen modality upon completion of the program

2-Year Program Options

The Radiologic Sciences program has six first vear options*. There are a number of modality choices for the second year, however, students must consult with a TJU admissions counselor or a Radiologic Sciences faculty member to ensure the selected combination meets all prerequisite requirements.

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

Second Year Non-Imaging Options

  • Education
  • Health Management

Advanced Placement Programs (1 year):

Enrollment for the Advanced Placement programs takes place in September and the programs are offered on as full-time basis for 12 months

Students with a bachelor's degree may apply to the following AP programs:

  • Cardiac Sonography
  • General Sonography
  • Medical Dosimetry
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Vascular Technology

Suggested course sequence for the 2+2 Radiologic Sciences Program

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

BIO 115- Principles of Biology I (4)
PSY 101- General Psychology (3)
ENG 101- College Writing (3)
HIS 105- World History I (3)
general elective (3) (paired course)

Spring Semester

BIO 116- Principles of Biology II (4)
MAT ???- appropriate level math course (3)
SPE 100- Basic Oral Communication (3)
SOC 101- Principles of Sociology (3)
computer course or other elective (3)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

BIO 371- Human Anatomy (4)
PHY 121- Intro. Physics I (4)
CHM 121- Chemical Bonding (3) *
CHM 125- Chem Lab IB (1) *
MAT 102- Intro. Statistics (3)
ENG 238- Tech/Professional Writing (3)

Spring Semester

BIO 350- Human Physiqlogy (4)
PHY 122- Intro. Physics II (4) *
CHM 122- Chemical Dynamics (3) *
CHM 126- Chem Lab IIB (1) *
SOC 101- Principles of Sociology (3)
elective (3)

Minimum Course Requirements For Entry Into The Program Of Radiologic Sciences Programs (2+2 program)

Thomas Jefferson Requirements & Shippensburg University Equivalent Courses In Credits

Anatomy/Physiology (8)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Principles of Biology I- BIO 115 (4)
    • Principles of Biology II- BIO 116 (4)
    • Human Physiology- BIO 350 (4)
    • Human Anatomy- BIO 371 (4)

Physics (non-calculus based) (4)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Introductory Physics I- PHY 121 (4)
    • *Intro. Physics II- PHY 122 (4) required for Dosimetry

Chemistry (8) (required for Nuclear Medicine) 

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Chemical Bonding- CHM 121 (3)
    • Laboratory IB- CHM 125 (1)
    • Chemical Dynamics- CHM 122 (3)
    • Laboratory IIB- CHM 126 (1)

College Mathematics (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Basic Mathematical Models- MAT 120 (3)
      OR
    • Precalculus- MAT 124 (3)
      OR
    • Calculus- MAT 211 (4)

Statistics (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Intro. to Statistics- MTH 102 (3)

English (6)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • College writing- ENG 101 (3)
    • Technical/Professional Writing I- ENG 238 (3)

Psychology, Elective (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • General Psychology- PSY 101 (3) (or upper-level)

Sociology (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Principles of Sociology- SOC 101 (3)

Electives (Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, etc.) (variable credits)
(the number of elective credits needed will depend on whether Chemistry and/or Physics II are taken as indicated above)

  • Equivalent Courses
    Any ? of the following courses:
    (others may be considered with advisor approval)
    • Art Appreciation- ART 101 (3)
    • Basic Drawing- ART 110 (3)
    • Beginning German- GER 101 (3)
    • World History I- HIS 105 (3)
    • World History II- HIS 106 (3)
    • Introduction to Music- MUS 121 (3)
    • Fundamental Music Skills- MUS 110 (3)
    • Introduction to Philosophy- PHL 101 (3)
    • Basic Oral Communications- SPE 100 (3)
    • **Introductory Physics II- PHY 122 (4)
    • **Beginning Spanish- SPN 101 (3)
      **Strongly Recommended

 For more information go to: http://www.jefferson.edu/jchp/nursing/index.cfm