The Radiographer’s job is to position the patient, determine exposure factors, manipulate medical imaging equipment, evaluate radiographic image quality, provide patient comfort, and oversee patient and medical team radiation protection. Radiographers participate in fast-paced work challenges in a variety of healthcare settings. Radiographers must provide a positive patient experience, possess the ability to be accurate and calm under pressure, and critically think through challenges. Radiographers perform exams for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pathologies. Additionally, the Entry-level Radiation Sciences (Medical Radiography), BS, program provides further instruction in administration, education, imaging informatics, CT, MRI, cardiac imaging, vascular imaging, or mammography. Beyond medical imaging, graduates can continue their education into advanced degrees/professions such as a Physician Assistant or Radiologist Assistant, medical school, and more.
Professional Registration and Certification
Upon completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, the graduate is eligible to take the qualifying examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and become certified by the state of California. Loma Linda University and the Department of Radiation Technology cannot guarantee graduates gainful employment or passing a professional credentialing examination once a degree is completed. Once a graduate has exhausted their attempts or time to pass a professional credentialing exam, the Department of Radiation Technology is unable to have you repeat the program as a part of the remediation required to regain eligibility to sit for the professional credentialing examination. Please contact the program director for any questions regarding gainful employment or the professional credentialing examination. Students and graduates are eligible for membership in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the California Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT).
|Quarter||Application Open||Priority Deadline||Final Deadline|
|Autumn of 2024||Oct 2, 2023||Feb 15, 2024||May 1, 2024|
45 quarter/30 semester transferrable units minimum:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology: must include two sections, both with a lab
- Medical Terminology
- Introduction to Physics or General Physics: one quarter/semester at the college level, no lab required
- English Composition (complete sequence)
- Speech or Interpersonal Communication
Career Observation & Volunteer Service
Applicants must complete 8 hours of career observation prior to the interview. Not all applicants will receive an interview. It is recommended that the career observation still be completed in order to determine for yourself if this is the career for you.
Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. The Medical Radiography, A.S., and Radiation Sciences, B.S., programs at Loma Linda University hold a specialty accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, telephone (312) 704-5300. The program is also approved by the Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) of the state of California, Department of Public Health, MS 7610, P.O. Box 997414, Sacramento, CA 95899-7414, telephone (916) 327-5106.
The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.
Required Program Costs
Academic Year 2023-2024
|Year of Program
|Tuition & Fees||$20,590||$28,120||$32,120|
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
Other Educational Costs
Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.
- Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
- Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
- To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.