Radiological Sciences Partnership Program

Chestnut Hill College has developed undergraduate and graduate partnerships with Jefferson School of Health Professions of Thomas Jefferson University. These partnerships offer students dual degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Chestnut Hill College along with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences from Jefferson School of Health Professions. While the dual degree program can be completed in four years, students also have the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s in Radiological Science in five years. Students will spend the first three years of the program at Chestnut Hill. During those three years students will follow a specific healthcare/biomedical academic tract that will include prerequisite work needed to proceed to Jefferson College of Health Professions for the final year of coursework for the bachelor’s degree or for two years of coursework for the master’s degree.

What are Radiological Sciences?

 
The study of Radiologic Sciences prepares students for roles as practitioners of diagnostic medical imaging and provides an opportunity for upward mobility within the profession. As this field has become more advanced and complex, there is a need for proficient, multi-skilled radiologic science professionals. These essential healthcare professionals not only operate sophisticated equipment to produce optimal diagnostic images but also must have the knowledge to identify normal and abnormal anatomy, and are responsible for the well-being of patients in their care. Jefferson offers programs in several areas of study in the Radiologic Sciences. The main categories are:

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

Why study Radiological Sciences?


This is a dynamic, ever-evolving field that offers a variety of job opportunities within business, management, or research, as well as in diagnostic medical imaging. The Jefferson College of Health Professions’ reputation as a leader in increasing levels of professionalism within the radiologic sciences speaks for itself: their job placement rate for graduates is 96%. Graduates have accepted positions as:

  • Radiographers
  • Sonographers
  • Medical imagers
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Medical Dosimetrists
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Educators

Clinical Experience

 
Clinical practicums are the real world training aspects of our programs. All students gain first-hand experience with the latest radiologic sciences technologies at over 100 top-notch clinical sites, including hospitals, medical centers, and private imaging centers. The Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute, directed by Barry Goldberg, MD, is one of many unique clinical experiences and research opportunities.

Admission Requirements

High school students

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Cumulative high school gpa of 3.2 or higher
  • Interview

Current Chestnut Hill College students

  • Total earned credits hours 30 or less
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher
  • A grade of ‘C’ or better in all prerequisite courses for the programs at TJU
  • Interview

Application Requirements

High school students

  • Submit a completed regular undergraduate Chestnut Hill College admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities Resume

Current Chestnut Hill College students

  • Submit a Jefferson School of Health Professions application for admission with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a Chestnut Hill College.
  • Interview