The future of health care requires competent, well-trained professionals to assure the delivery of cost effective, high quality care. The University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Radiation Science Technology Education has developed an exciting option for imaging and radiation science professionals interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science Technology (BSRST).
The BSRST Degree Advancement Option (DAO) is available through distance education technology and can be completed on a part-time basis by practicing imaging and radiation science professionals.
The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science Technology (BSRST) Degree Advancement Option (DAO) allows working imaging and radiation science professionals the opportunity to advance their education. Qualified candidates work with an adviser to develop an individual plan of study that tailors students’ clinical and educational backgrounds with their professional goals.
Students must have completed an accredited radiography, radiation therapy, sonography, or nuclear medicine technology program, and be registered and in good standing in their profession. Students are allowed up to 5 years to complete the degree advancement option; however it is possible to complete the program in as little as three semesters.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, School of Allied Health Professions, is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science degree (BSRST) option is considered a degree completion program and does not include a professional clinical education component; therefore, it is not under the purview of the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Home Campus: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Method of Delivery: 100% Online - what's this?Program can be completed fully at a distance. Courses are asynchronous, meaning students and instructor may access content at any time and do not have to be connected to the Internet at the same time. If your program includes an internship or practicum, experiences may be completed in the student's local area.
All online courses are accessed via the Internet and use a learning management system. Technology requirements may vary by program and course, but all campuses have basic recommended requirements. High-speed Internet is required.
Interaction with professors and other students may include:
- Online discussion boards
- Phone or video conferencing
- Other forms of electronic and print communication
Supplemental materials for some courses may include:
- Printed material and scanned documents
- Digital resources accessed through university libraries
- Videos accessed via the Internet, CDs or DVDs
- Other media
To be successful, students taking online classes should be reasonably comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Learn more about online student tips for success.
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Radiation Science courses are taught by the same faculty who teach on campus. Students are required to write papers, complete projects, conduct research, and communicate with professors. Students work independently on assignments and with coworkers on group projects, do case presentations, take quizzes and exams, just as students on campus are required to do.