Radiography Major

The associate degree in radiography at St. Vincent’s College at Sacred Heart University provides students with critical skills for entry-level work in radiography. The comprehensive curriculum begins with courses in the sciences and humanities, to establish a broad academic foundation for lifelong learning. Major courses build on one another, progressing from learning the tools and terminology of radiography to mastering competencies in sophisticated imaging techniques. Graduates are employed in hospitals and doctors’ offices throughout the region.

Academic Advising

Each student is assigned a faculty advisor in Radiography, to assist with selecting courses and creating an individual plan for academic success.

For information about courses and scheduling, please visit WebAdvisor.

Policies for Current Radiography Students

Please consult the Radiography Handbook or contact the Radiography Department for current policies and procedures.

Program Requirements

Minimum Grades

Radiography courses are planned as a progression of increasing complexity; they build upon one another and are taken in sequence. A minimum grade of “B-” is required in each radiography course. If a student has failed to attain a grade of “B-” or better in more than one clinical radiography course within the total program of studies, that student will be dismissed from the program. If a student has failed to attain a grade of “B-” or better in the same radiography course twice, that student will be dismissed from the program. Pass/Fail is not an option. Students must successfully complete both the theory and clinical components of each radiography course in order to progress to the next sequential course. Attendance is required for class and clinical experiences.

Any student receiving a clinical failure in a radiography course will receive an “F” for the course and be terminated from the radiography program.

A minimum grade of “C+” is required in English Composition and College Algebra, Chemistry, and Biology. A minimum grade of a “B-” is required in BIO211, BIO212 and PHY101. General education courses may only be repeated once.

Health Clearance

In order to attend clinical experiences, continuing students must pass an annual physical assessment that includes a drug screen, annual PPD, and annual proof or signed declination of flu shot. Also required is current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider).


For more information, contact Jay Hicks, Chair of the Radiography Department: 203-396-6274.