Earn a bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology from Gwynedd Mercy University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Radiologic Technology Programs

Launch Your Career in Radiologic Technology

Gwynedd Mercy University’s radiologic technology program prepares you for entry-level work as a radiologic (or x-ray) technologist. X-ray technologists, with the help of sophisticated equipment and computers, use their expertise to help physicians diagnose patient diseases and conditions. This is an ever-changing field; keeping pace with technology provides a challenging environment, and so this discipline requires an academic background in, and aptitude for, math and science.

Upon successful completion of your GMercyU and affiliate radiography program requirements, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National ARRT Examination in Radiography (offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists). Graduates of our program have passed this exam with a 95.83% success rate over the past four years. With this certification and your bachelor’s degree, you’ll be eligible for many employment opportunities in the field.

BS in Radiologic Technology Program

GMercyU's 2+2 Radiologic Technology program is the standard degree path followed by most GMercyU students. During the first two years, you will complete general education requirements for a strong liberal arts foundation. At the beginning of year two, you’ll work with your Campus Coordinator and apply to at least three of GMercyU’s affiliated radiologic technologist programs. 

Your third and fourth years will be spent primarily on site at the affiliate radiologic technology program, taking classroom and clinical courses full-time. You’ll also work with your Campus Coordinator to register for all corresponding GMercyU courses.

This full-time, 40 hour/week daytime program includes at least one summer, possibly two. This means that while you may walk in graduation in May of your senior year, you may not complete your graduation requirements until August.

Degree Options

Radiologic Technology Completion Program (Reverse Bachelor’s)

Complete a Reverse Bachelor’s Radiologic Technology Degree at GMercyU

If you are already an ARRT-certified and registered radiologic technologist, you can earn up to 62 units of credit for your radiologic technology education. You complete the remaining general education and liberal arts course requirements to earn your B.S. in Radilogic Technology from GMercyU. 

If you have completed college coursework elsewhere, you may be eligible to transfer in additional credits, but you must complete a minimum of 45 credits at GMercyU. This degree may be completed full-time or part-time, with some courses available in the evening or online.

B.S. Radiologic Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University (partnership agreement)

If you’re interested in multi-competency training, you can pursue two areas of competency through a special articulation agreement that we have with Thomas Jefferson University’s radiologic sciences. Options include Radiography, Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, General Sonography (Ultrasound) and Vascular Sonography.  

This is a very selective program and requires additional prerequisites, so advance planning is required if you want to apply. If accepted to Jefferson, you will transfer to Jefferson for your last two years (or slightly longer) and earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Radiologic Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University. 

The GMercyU Difference

With GMercyU’s bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology, you’ll have the security and value of a four-year degree with affiliate programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

  • Take advantage of GMercyU’s 200+ regional health care affiliations developed over 50 years
  • Gain real-life experience through program completion at  an affiliated, accredited radiology technology school, including: 
    • Albert Einstein Medical Center’s School of Radiologic Technology
    • York/Wellspan Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology
    • Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s School of Radiologic Technology
    • St. Francis Medical Center’s School of Radiologic Technology (Trenton, NJ)
    • Shore Medical Center’s School of Radiologic Technology (Somers Point, NJ)
    • The Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children 
  • Access the clinical training and education of a radiologic technology program (once accepted) while still getting credit towards a bachelor’s degree and maintaining eligibility for federal financial aid through GMercyU
  • Benefit from personalized attention from faculty as a result of our low 10:1 student-faculty ratio.  All courses are taught by experienced, full-time faculty members (no teaching assistants)
  • All affiliate radiologic technology programs offer the same personalized attention, including low student-faculty ratios, and are taught by experts in the field
  • Get an edge over your competition in the work force by obtaining a degree above the entry-level degree required
  • Obtain extra support and advisement from the Campus Coordinator for radiologic technologists

With additional training and education, graduates of radiologic technologist schools can build on a foundation, gaining work in advanced imaging modalities including Computed Tomography, Mammography, Interventional Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Bone Densitometry (DEXA). Graduates of the program have gone on to work in hospitals, out-patient centers, urgent care centers and physician offices. Other career paths include education and/or administration, sales and research.

Undergraduate Minors

Increase the value of your degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals.


In addition to general education requirements, you will complete the following courses:

Radiological Technology - 62 Credits 

HS 109    Medical Terminology & Acute Care Record
RDS 300  Orientation/intro to Rad Tech (2 credits)
RDS 301 Patient Care
RDS 302 Radiographic Procedures I
RDS 303 Film Screen Image Acq. & Processing 
RDS 311 Clinical Education I
RDS 305 Radiographic Procedures II
RDS 306 Digital Image Acq. & Display
RDS 307 Radiation Physics
RDS 309 Clinical Education II
RDS 310 Clinical Education III
RDS 321 Ethics/Medical Law/Human Diversity
RDS 402 Radiographic Procedures III
RDS 403 Radiation Biology & Protection
RDS 404 Advanced Imaging Techniques I
RDS 407 Clinical Education IV 
RDS 408 Radiographic Pathology
RDS 409 Advanced Imaging Techniques II
RDS 410 Radiographic Procedures IV
RDS 413 Clinical Education V
RDS 415 Clinical Education VI
RDS 420 Pharmacology & Drug Administration
RDS 4000 Capstone Course

Jefferson Prerequisites:

CHM 151/151L/151R Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)
MTH 245 Calculus I (4 credits)
PHY 241/241L/241R General Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 242/242L/242R General Physics II (4 credits)

Credit Requirement
A minimum of 125 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology.

To review course descriptions, please refer to the undergraduate catalog (PDF).