The Associate of Science (AS) in Radiography degree, part of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s undergraduate program, will prepare you for a career in the medical use of X rays to diagnose disease.
Radiographers make up the largest group of imaging professionals in the healthcare field. Their principal duties consist of performing diagnostic X-ray procedures on patients with the least amount of radiation exposure possible.
As a professional radiographer, you must be well-educated and experienced in asptic techniques and possess skills comparable to those of nurses in some specialties. You might be employed in a hospital, clinic, or physician’s office. In addition, you may:
- Assist in fluroscopic examinations and special radiographic procedures
- Encounter seriously ill and injured patients
- Assist in complex procedures involving injection of opaque media through needles or catheters
Upon admission to this program, you will complete a 22-month course of study that begins during the second summer session each year.
After graduation, you will be prepared to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam. Certification and state licensure are required to operate X-ray equipment.
Begin your studies toward this degree at IUPUC by completing prerequisite and general education courses. Then transfer to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus and finish the program. Along the way, you will work closely with a University College (UCOL) academic advisor who will help you determine what courses can be completed in Columbus and develop an appropriate timeline for transferring to Indianapolis. You must be in good academic standing to transfer to another Indiana University campus. Admission to the radiography program is competitive and completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee acceptance.
- For more information about beginning a radiography degree at IUPUC, please contact University College.
- If you are a current student at IUPUC, please contact your academic advisor.