Mission, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

Midwestern State University
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology Program

Program Mission

The Mission of the Department of Radiologic Sciences is to provide students with both the academic and technical foundations to competently and safely perform Radiologic procedures, to prepare qualified imaging technologists who will ethically respond to the needs of patients with technical competence and compassion, and to assume a vital professional role as a medical team member.

Program Goal:  To provide students with clinical competence in the Radiologic Sciences.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Students will complete the program successfully.
Graduates will pass the certification or licensure exam.
Graduates will score above average on the certification or licensure exam.
Graduates will demonstrate adequate preparation for entry-level practice.
Enrolled students will demonstrate clinical competency in a variety of clinical education settings.
Graduates will find employment within 6 months of graduation.

Program Goal:  To foster student critical thinking about Radiologic Sciences situations.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Students will demonstrate critical thinking by posting passing scores on the indicated projects within the following online BSRT courses:  RADS 1223, 2112, 2711, and 2222.

Program Goal:  To instill a sense of professionalism in the students.
Student Learning Outcomes: 

Graduates will complete the MSU BSRTcourses.
Graduates will demonstrate lifelong learning by maintaining good standing with the ARRT or MRT. 


Program Goal:  To promote effective professional communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Students will demonstrate effective spoken communication skills.
Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.


Midwestern State University's Radiologic Science Program was designed with the philosophy that the most effective way to prepare graduates to enter the Radiologic Sciences profession is a progression from theory in the classroom to guided practice in the laboratory to "real-world" application in the clinical environment.  The fall and spring semesters of the first year are devoted to on-campus classes and energized laboratories. As students enter the summer term of the second year, the focus changes to clinical experiences and some online courses.   The clinical environment reinforces technological, patient care, and professional skills.