Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

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Total Credit Hours: 170
Major Credit Hours: 127

A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.

Students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 23 to be accepted into the Radiography program. Transfer students must have a cumulative and biology GPA of 3.25 to be accepted. If a transfer student does not have the minimum GPA, students may become an RAD major once their GPA is raised to 3.25 and mathematics through Calculus I or Calculus for the Life Sciences has been completed with a minimum grade of a C. Students currently attending Lewis University, who wish to declare RAD as a major must meet the same requirements as transfer students. Transfer students must complete a minimum of three semesters of the program within the Lewis University Biology department before they can apply as an affiliated student for the RAD program.

It is the policy of the Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for professional school applications, only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.25 by the time they complete 02-355 Biochemistry I and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional or graduate school is solely determined by the admission committee of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.

Radiography majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum grade of "C" after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

Students are required to shadow, observe a radiographer, for a day at Northwestern Memorial Hospital or show proof of such activity at another medical facility before applying to the program.

The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. No credit is awarded for major classes based on AP scores.

I. Core Courses (68)
02-110 General Biology I (4)
02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)
02-115 General Biology II (4)
02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)
02-220 Genetics (4)
02-221 Genetics Lab (1)
02-224 General Microbiology (4)
02-226 General Microbiology Lab (1)
02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
02-335 Advanced Clinical Physiology (3)
02-336 Case Studies in Human Physiology (1)
02-38X Journal Club
02-426 Immunology (3)
02-496 Biology Senior Thesis (2)
03-110 General Chemistry I (4)
03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
03-115 General Chemistry II (4)
03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)
03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)
03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
13-200 Calculus I (4)
13-211 Calculus for the Life Sciences (4)
17-200 College Physics I (4)
17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)
17-205 College Physics II (4)
17-206 College Physics II Lab (1)

II. Clinical Courses (62)
02-302 Introduction to Radiography and Medical Imaging (3)
02-318 Radiographic Procedures I and Lab (4)
02-328 Fluoroscopic Procedures I (1)
02-350 Radiography Clinical I (2)
02-361 Physics of Radiography (3)
02-365 Medical Law and Ethics (1)
02-366 Radiographic Procedures II and Lab (4)
02-368 Fluoroscopic Procedures II (1)
02-378 Radiography Clinical II (4)
02-402 Imaging Principles II (3)
02-404 Radiography Clinical III (4)
02-408 Radiographic Procedures III and Lab (3)
02-411 Imaging Modalities and Equipment (2)
02-415 Radiographic Procedures IV and Lab (4)
02-430 Radiographic Clinical IV (3)
02-442 Computed Tomography and Cross-Sectional Anatomy (2)
02-452 Radiation Biology (1-3)
02-454 Radiographic Pathology (1)
02-458 Radiographic Clinical V (3)
02-459 ARRT Review (3)

III. General Education Classes (43)

IV. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by the successful completion of the following courses that contain strong writing components: General Biology Labs I and II, Microbiology Lab, and Senior Thesis.