Training skilled health care professionals.

To be a true professional in the world of health care, it takes more than technical skills. It takes perspective—the kind of perspective that comes from a well-rounded learning experience with a liberal arts core. At Marian, that’s exactly the kind of experience graduates of our radiologic technology program have benefited from for decades.

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The Program

The radiologic technology program at Marian was one of the first in the state offering the Bachelor of Science degree, and involves a carefully crafted curriculum that integrates extensive hands-on learning with a valuable liberal arts core. Your first two years will be spent in those liberal arts courses at Marian University, followed by two years studying radiologic technology theory and applying that knowledge in clinical settings working with patients.

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

General Education Program, 46-49 credits of University requirements, including School of Nursing and Health Professions course requirements (48-51 credits):

An introductory biology course for non-majors. The relationship between structure and function is emphasized at the cellular and organismic levels. A survey of taxonomy and classification, cell biology, plant biology, human physiology and ecology is provided. (May be taken as “lecture only” or concurrently with BIO 150.)

Prerequisites:

CHE 001 Preparatory Chemistry, or high school chemistry; MAT 001 Basic Algebra, or appropriate math placement test score

An introductory course for non-science majors. This course provides a basic knowledge of chemistry and its application to everyday life with special focus to biological and medical applications. With laboratory.

This course develops intercultural communication competence through an exploration of cultures. Using a broad definition of culture which includes norms, values, beliefs, art, music and literature, students examine the world as a place of dynamic change and cultural interaction, increasing their need for intercultural sensitivity generally. Through both theory and personal experience, students examine how the various components of communication are affected by and interface with the intercultural experience. Service learning is a component of this course.

A review of fundamental concepts of algebra, including systems of equations, polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions. An introduction to trigonometry, including triangle and unit circle approaches. Emphasis will be on applications of algebra and trigonometry. (NOTE: MAT 112 may not be taken for credit, upon completion of MAT 114.)

Prerequisites:

A course designed specifically for those concerned with ethical problems facing medical professional and generally for anyone with an interest in the relation of ethics to bio-medical issues. The course examines the nature of ethics and morality, the variety of ethical theories and normative ethical principles, and the practice of applying such concepts to specific cases and issues within the bio-medical sciences. Topics covered include issues in the professional-patient relationship, termination of life, reproductive rights and technologies, and allocation and public policy.

A survey of the changes which occur during the entire lifespan as people develop: physical, motor, cognitive, moral, and social-emotional. Developmental theory and research data are critically considered. Application of existing knowledge about the variables which affect the course of development is emphasized.

17 credits:

Prerequisites:

A systemic structure/function approach to the study of the human body that provides the background required for further study in applied physiology. Anatomy and physiology of integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, respiratory, endocrine, and urinary systems will be studied. The laboratory parallels and reinforces lecture concepts through the use of models, histological studies, physiological exercises, and dissection of biological samples. This is a hybrid class; most lectures will be online. The face-to-face portion will include laboratory exercises, lecture review, case studies, and assessments.

Provides information about common medical terms, definition and usage. The Systems Model is used to organize content and make it more meaningful for the development of medical vocabulary.

This course focuses on core concepts, skills, and tools that define the health care informatics field, including the examination of health information technologies to promote safety, improve quality and foster consumer centered care and efficiency.

Prerequisites:

MAT 112 Pre-Calculus Mathematics, MAT 114 Algebra and Trigonometry, with a grade of C or better, or appropriate math placement test score

A one-semester lecture and laboratory physics course. Topics addressed include the fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, statics, oscillation, electromagnetism, and optics.

This course examines the Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes that guide helping professionals in their practice with clientele. Attention is directed toward assisting the helping professional recognize the legal duties and responsibilities within their professional lives. Particular emphasis is placed on the children code, mental health/developmental disabilities, protective services, care records, mandatory reporting, abuse, domestic violence, and professional conduct.

60 credits:

Upon completion of the required Marian University courses, students complete their degree requirements through enrollment in an accredited clinical program. Students must apply and be accepted into a program; acceptance is not guaranteed. Once accepted, students complete a total of 60 credits; distinction between Marian’s own program (offered at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis.) and affiliate options are provided below.

Mercy Medical Center
Students who have applied and are accepted by Marian’s own radiologic technology program follow the two-year professional training curriculum outlined below.

60 credits:

This course provides an introduction and orientation to the student’s selected profession of medical imaging. (“0” credit receives CR/NC grade)

This course provides the student with concepts of patient care including considerations of physical and psychological conditions. Routine and emergency patient care procedures will be described; especially those that directly affect personnel and patients in the Radiology Department concerning X-ray procedures. Pharmacologic issues related to Radiology will also be discussed.

This course is intended to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of all photographic and geometric principles that affect the production and appearance of the radiographic image. This includes but is not limited to: determination of radiographic image quality, image geometry, exposure technique selection and methods of scatter radiation control.

This course provides students fundamental knowledge of the purpose and function of the most common systems (thorax, abdomen, and upper extremities) for which radiographic imaging is done and how they relate to other systems. Radiographic examinations which best demonstrate each system will also be discussed. Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of each section. As each system is reviewed radiographic imaging analysis is addressed providing students with the knowledge to determine the diagnostic quality of radiographs and methods to improve the quality of radiographic images.

RAD 314 is the first of an eight part series of practicum courses. This course begins with providing the student with exposure to the radiology department in the hospital setting. Under direct supervision, the student will experience patient interaction by participating in the transportation and care of patients. Assigned clinical rotations will include diagnostic radiographic rooms, fluoroscopic rooms and portable radiographic examinations on the patient floors. Under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist, the student will perform radiographic imaging of the anatomical units that was instructed during the Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis I course. The student will be instructed on the ancillary activities that are necessary for the successful completion of a medical imaging examination. (CR/NC grade only)

RAD 321 is the second of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision. At the conclusion of the course the student will be required to pass the progression requirement examination. (CR/NC grade only)

This course will provide the student with a review of basic physics and introduction of advanced physic concepts related to medical imaging.

This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis I and provides students with the knowledge of the purpose and function of the vertebral column and the lower extremity. Detailed and precise information concerning radiographic positioning is addressed. Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of each body system. As each system is reviewed radiographic imaging analysis is addressed providing students with the knowledge to determine the diagnostic quality of radiographs and methods to improve the quality of radiographic images.

RAD 334 is the third of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting including the addition of clinical rotations at various clinical sites including the Surgery Department. Under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist, the student will perform radiographic imaging of the anatomical units that was instructed during the Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis II course. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision. The student will be able to increase his/her clinical experience by increased participation in non-routine radiographic exams. (CR/NC grade only)

This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis II and provides students with the knowledge related to exams which use radiographic contrast agents in fluoroscopic radiography. Detailed and precise information concerning radiographic positioning used during fluoroscopic exams is addressed. Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of each body system. As each system is reviewed radiographic imaging analysis is addressed providing students with the knowledge to determine the diagnostic quality of radiographs and methods to improve the quality of radiographic images.

RAD 442 is the fourth of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, and the Surgery Department. Under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist, the student will perform radiographic imaging of the anatomical units that was instructed during the Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis III course. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision. The student will be able to increase his/her clinical experience by increased participation in non-routine radiographic exams. At the conclusion of the course the student will be required to pass the progression requirement examination. (CR/NC grade only)

This course introduces the student to fundamental principles of digital imaging. Computer concepts and terminology will be incorporated throughout the course. This course expands the student’s knowledge of anatomy through review of cross sectional anatomy images obtained through Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The course will also provide the students with a fundamental background in pharmacology including the instruction and demonstration of competency in venipuncture.

In this course students will be presented with the anatomy and radiographic terminology of the skeletal cranium. Detailed and precise information concerning radiographic positioning is demonstrated. Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of the skull, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. As each component of the skull is reviewed radiographic imaging analysis is addressed providing students with the knowledge to determine the diagnostic quality of radiographs and methods to improve the quality of radiographic images.

RAD 453 is the fifth of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, and the Surgery Department. Under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist, the student will perform radiographic imaging of the anatomical units that was instructed during the Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis IV course. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision. During this course, the student will participate in assigned clinical rotations during the second shift at one of the hospitals. Students will be assigned clinical rotations in the Computed Tomography Department (CT) while under direct supervision. The student will continue to increase his/her clinical experience by increased participation in non-routine radiographic exams. At the conclusion of the course the student will be required to pass the progression requirement examination. (CR/NC grade only)

RAD 461 is the sixth of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, Surgery Department, second shifts and Computed Tomography Department. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision of routine and non-routine examinations. At the conclusion of the course the student will be required to pass the progression requirement examination. (CR/NC grade only)

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of various pathological conditions that can be diagnosed by the use of medical imaging including identifying these conditions on an image. The basic components of pathophysiology and pathology related to the following systems of the body will be discussed: Skeletal, Respiratory, Digestive, Genitourinary, Nervous and Cardiovascular.

This course will provide the student with professional standards and ethics necessary in the radiologic technology field. The legal, moral and professional ethics of radiology will be discussed so that the student will be able to recognize the needs of the patient, demonstrate empathy, and recognize the need of adherence to legal-ethical principles.

This course provides a review of foundational information on the principles of x-ray generation including the various components, circuitry and physics necessary for the production of ionizing radiation. The various components of the fluoroscopic imaging chain including a review of radiation protection measures will be introduced. This course also provides foundational information on the requirements and standards for equipment monitoring to assure consistency that is necessary for the production of quality radiographic images will be described. Various tests and procedures necessary for Quality Control and Quality Assurance programs including state and federal requirements will be discussed.

RAD 474 is the seventh of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, Surgery Department, second shifts and Computed Tomography Department. Additionally, students will be assigned observational clinical rotations in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Departments. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision of routine and non routine examinations. (CR/NC grade only)

RAD 475 is the final course of an eight part series of practicum courses. The student will be allotted two weeks of elective scheduling of clinical rotations. This will provide the student the opportunity to observe various modalities that they have not experienced in previous Radiologic Practicum courses. The student may also elect to schedule additional clinical rotations that they have previously been assigned to for more experience. The student will continue to gain clinical experience in the hospital setting, clinical rotations at various clinical sites, Surgery Department, second shifts, Computed Tomography Department, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Departments. The student will continue to progress in the performance of previously instructed radiographic examinations from direct supervision to indirect supervision of routine and non-routine examinations. (CR/NC grade only)

This course provides students with the skills to be successful on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination and skills to prepare them to secure a radiologic technologist position. Students’ knowledge base in Radiologic Technology will be assessed with areas for improvement identified and strategies developed in order to improve performance. Students will participate in an extensive review of material and will be provided resources to create professional resumes and interview skills. During this course the students will attend the Wisconsin Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology (WAERT) Student Seminar where they will have the opportunity to assess their preparedness by participating in a mock registry exam.

Affiliate clinical programs

Students may also choose to apply to Marian’s affiliate clinical programs. Academic classes and clinical experience are provided off campus by the clinical affiliate. Students who are accepted into an affiliate program register for courses to maintain continuous enrollment at Marian University and to indicate their progress in their off-campus training. Course numbers and sequence vary by clinical program.

60 credits:

This course will be taken by students enrolled in an approved radiologic technology clinical program. Successful progress in the clinical program will be indicated by submission of transcripts or of verification in writing by the clinical program director. These credits will be part of the 60-credit professional training in radiologic technology required for the BSRT. (CR/NC grade only)

This course will be taken by students enrolled in an approved radiologic technology clinical program. Successful progress in the clinical program will be indicated by submission of transcripts or of verification in writing by the clinical program director. These credits will be part of the 60-credit professional training in radiologic technology required for the BSRT. (CR/NC grade only)

This course will be taken by students enrolled in an approved radiologic technology clinical program. Successful progress in the clinical program will be indicated by submission of transcripts or of verification in writing by the clinical program director. These credits will be part of the 60-credit professional training in radiologic technology required for the BSRT. (CR/NC grade only)

This course will be taken by students enrolled in an approved radiologic technology clinical program. Successful progress in the clinical program will be indicated by submission of transcripts or of
verification in writing by the clinical program director. These credits will be part of the 60-credit professional training in radiologic technology required for the BSRT. (CR/NC grade only)

This course will be taken by students enrolled in an approved radiologic technology clinical program. Successful progress in the clinical program will be indicated by submission of transcripts or of verification in writing by the clinical program director. These credits will be part of the 60-credit professional training in radiologic technology required for the BSRT. (CR/NC grade only)

This course will be taken by students enrolled in an approved radiologic technology clinical program. Successful progress in the clinical program will be indicated by submission of transcripts or of verification in writing by the clinical program director. These credits will be part of the 60-credit professional training in radiologic technology required for the BSRT. (CR/NC grade only)

This course will be taken by students enrolled in an approved radiologic technology clinical program. Successful progress in the clinical program will be indicated by submission of transcripts or of verification in writing by the clinical program director. These credits will be part of the 60-credit professional training in radiologic technology required for the BSRT. (CR/NC grade only)

This course will be taken by students enrolled in an approved radiologic technology clinical program. Successful progress in the clinical program will be indicated by submission of transcripts or of verification in writing by the clinical program director. These credits will be part of the 60-credit professional training in radiologic technology required for the BSRT. (CR/NC grade only)

This course will be taken by students enrolled in an approved radiologic technology clinical program. Successful progress in the clinical program will be indicated by submission of transcripts or of verification in writing by the clinical program director. These credits will be part of the 60-credit professional training in radiologic technology required for the BSRT. (CR/NC grade only)

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by JRCERT and upholds the professional standards required of all Radiologic Technology programs nationwide.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Marian University’s Radiologic Technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and enhances quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational program. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography.

The JRCERT has established the “Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography” by which the program’s educational policies and procedures must meet in order to verify
compliance and be in good standing with the JRCERT. The “Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography” can be found at www.jrcert.org. or by contacting the JRCERT at:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

Students have the right to submit allegations against a JRCERT accredited program if there is reason to believe that the program has acted contrary to JRCERT accreditation standards or that conditions at the program appear to jeopardize the quality of instruction or the general welfare of its students.

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Radiologic Technology Mission Statement

Within a faith-based university, Marian University Radiologic Technology Program prepares students at an entry level, to provide radiologic services with an emphasis on quality patient care and technical competency, leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology. The Radiologic Technology Program provides students practicum experience in advanced imaging modalities that enhances their clinical education and professional opportunities.

Originated 5/12; Reviewed 6/13; 6/14, Revised 6/15, 1/16

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Radiologic Technology Program at Marian University has two primary foci: technical competency and patient care.

The faculty believe that the radiologic technologist utilizes theoretical and clinical knowledge in the performance of procedures resulting in the acquisition of diagnostic quality images, while demonstrating expertise in minimizing the amount of ionizing radiation exposure to patients, themselves and all members that comprise the healthcare team. To provide the highest quality care the radiologic technologist demonstrates the value of lifelong learning to maintain and improve his/her technical skills by participating continuing education along with sharing that knowledge with colleagues.

The faculty believe the radiologic technologist demonstrates ethical conduct and acts in the best interest of the patient without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, socioeconomic states, or nature of diseaseor illness, while protecting the rights of the patient to quality radiologic technology care and the respect for dignity of mankind. To provide the highest quality care the radiologic technologist demonstrates responsibility and accountability for obtaining critical patient history through observation and communication with the physician, while respecting the patient’s right to privacy. The radiologic technologist also recognizes that interpretation and diagnosis of radiographic images is not part of the Scope of Practice.

Student Learning Outcomes

The following are the student learning goals and associated outcomes of the program:

Goal: Students will graduate as a clinically competent radiographer
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will apply appropriate radiation protection practices.
• Students will apply appropriate positioning skills.
• Students/graduates will select appropriate technical factors.

Goal: Students will utilize critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will evaluate a radiograph for diagnostic quality.
• Students will access the patient and have the ability to adapt to non-routine situations/ability to adjust exam for patient condition.

Goal: Students/graduates will communicate effectively
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will be able to orally relate/interact with patients.
• Students/graduates will demonstrate proper communication skills in the written form.

Goal: Students/graduates will demonstrate the importance of professional growth and development
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students/graduates will be able to demonstrate professional values in the clinical setting.
• Students/graduates will exhibit involvement in educational advancement as a radiographer.

Program Effectiveness Data and Outcomes

The following is the program goal and associated outcomes. The yearly results and five year average for the first, fourth and fifth outcome can be found under the Program Effectiveness Data link.

Goal: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.
Program Outcomes:
• Students will pass the ARRT Registry on the first attempt within 6 months of graduation.
• Employer’s attitude regarding rehiring the graduate if given a second chance.
• Alumni’s satisfaction regarding being prepared with entry-level skills.
• Of those seeking employment, students will be gainfully employed within 12 months of graduation.
• Students that begin the program will graduate from the program.

PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS DATA

In addition to student learning goals and outcomes, the performance of the radiography program is measured through program effectiveness data that is determined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT.) Program effectiveness data includes the following: program completion rate, ARRT credentialing pass rate and job placement rate.

ARRT Credentialing Examination Passrate (click on the image below)

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Program Graduation Rate (click on the image below)

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Program Job Placement Rate (click on the image below)

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ARRT Credentialing Scores Compared to National Average (click on the image below)

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ARRT National Credentialing Scores are not yet available for 2016.

For additional information regarding assessment and program effectiveness data please refer to the JRCERT website at www.jrcert.org

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by JRCERT and upholds the professional standards required of all Radiologic Technology programs nationwide.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Marian University’s Radiologic Technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and enhances quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational program. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography.

The JRCERT has established the “Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography” by which the program’s educational policies and procedures must meet in order to verify
compliance and be in good standing with the JRCERT. The “Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography” can be found at www.jrcert.org. or by contacting the JRCERT at:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

Students have the right to submit allegations against a JRCERT accredited program if there is reason to believe that the program has acted contrary to JRCERT accreditation standards or that conditions at the program appear to jeopardize the quality of instruction or the general welfare of its students.

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

In the field of radiologic technology throughout the state, the Marian name commands respect. We’ve established a unique programmatic offering, in which we’ve partnered with other hospital-based radiologic certificate programs in Wisconsin for those students who desire to have a clinical experience in a larger urban setting. Students accepted into the program continue as Marian students and can pursue their Bachelor of Science degree at the end of the certificate program.

Admission Policies

The radiologic technology program has earned a truly esteemed reputation largely because of the success our graduates have achieved throughout Wisconsin. When you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ARRT national examination and, upon passage, will be granted the title of Radiologic Technologist – Registered (R.T., R.). In 2014, graduates of the radiologic technology program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the first attempt on the ARRT exam, and ranked in the 96th percentile across the nation. All of our 2014 graduates also found job placement within six months of graduation.

Radiologic Technology Student Essential Capabilities

Radiologic Technology Admission Criteria

Radiologic Technology Clinical Application

Program Transfer Policy

Marian University’s Radiologic Technology program does not accept students who wish to transfer mid-program. Students who wish to enter the program must meet all admissions criteria and complete the application process for admission consideration.

 

As a student in the program you’ll enjoy exceptional facilities, working with the kinds of technology and resources that mirror what’s used in real-world health care settings. The program is housed at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis., which is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Classroom learning is enhanced by quality clinical experiences at a variety of hospitals and clinics in the Fox Valley region.

Apply Now

1-800-2-MARIAN
(1-800-262-7426)
admission@marianuniversity.edu

Brian Joachim, M.S., R.T.R
Assistant Professor/Program Director
Telephone: (920) 223-0135
bwjoachim03@marianuniversity.edu

Tabitha Miller, M.S., R.T.R
Instructor/Clinical Coordinator
Telephone: (920) 223-0136
tamiller25@marianuniversity.edu

Graduation Requirements

Policy: It is the policy of Marian University’s Radiologic Technology Program that, upon graduation, all students must have successfully completed all didactic and clinical competency requirements as identified in the ARRT Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements documents in place at the time of program completion. The ARRT Program Completion Verification Form (PCVF) will be signed by the Program Director only after students have completed all of the following requirements below. Completion of the PCVF is a requirement prior to students being granted eligibility to sit for the ARRT certification examination.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Satisfied all requirements of the program progression policy.
  2. Completed all required Clinical Competency Requirements of the program.
  3. Satisfied all requirements of the Program Attendance Policy regarding absence during any Radiographic Clinical Practicum course.
  4. At the conclusion of the final semester of the program (Spring II), has earned a university required minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  5. Satisfied all university graduation requirements per university policy. Academic Bulletin

Approved: 2/10/2010

Reviewed: 4/30/2012, 5/2/2013

Revised: 3/17/2014, 7/10/14