Academic Information

Academic Schedule

Classes usually commence around the last week of June and last week of December of each year. Schedules are distributed at the beginning of each semester. The student’s 40-hour schedule is divided between classroom and clinical education. Student educational involvement will never exceed 40 hours per week, or 8 hours per day.

Students should make every attempt possible to attend class and be on time. The student is responsible for all missed class work. Protocols for missed quizzes, test and exams can be found on individual instructor’s syllabi.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar: 2017-2019
July 5, 2017 New Student Orientation Week (upper classman return)
September 29, 2017 Mid-semester grades due
December 13, 2017 Graduation (Hunter Green co-hort)
December 22, 2017 End of Semester/grades close
December 25-January 1, 2018 Student break
January 2, 2018 New Student Orientation Week (upper classman return)
March 29, 2018 Mid-semester grades due
June 14, 2018 Graduation (Ceil Blue co-hort)
June 22, 2018 End of semester/grades close
June 25-June 29, 2018 Student break
July 2, 2018 New Student Orientation (upper classman return)
September 28, 2018 Mid-semester grades due
December 12, 2018 Graduation (Black co-hort)
December 21, 2018 End of semester/ grades close
Dec. 24- Jan 1, 2019   Student break
March 29, 2019 Mid-semester grades due
June 13, 2019 Graduation (Caribbean Blue co-hort)
June 21, 2019 End of semester/grades close
June 24-June 28, 2019 Student break
July 1, 2019 New Student Orientation (upper classman return)
September 27, 2019 Mid-semester grades due
December 11, 2019 Graduation (Wine cohort)
December 20, 2019 End of semester/grades close
Dec. 23, 2019-Jan 3, 2020 Student break
January 6, 2020 New Student Orientation (upper classman return)


Important Dates and Holidays

Holidays 2018

  • January 1 (New Years Day)
  • March 30-Good Friday
  • April 2-Easter Monday
  • May 28-Memorial Day
  • July 4-Independence Day
  • November 22-Thanksgiving Day
  • November 23-Thanksgiving Friday
  • December 25-Christmas Day

Holidays 2019

  • January 1(New Years Day)
  • April 19-Good Friday
  • April 21-Easter Monday
  • May 27-Memorial Day
  • July 4-Independence day
  • November 28-Thanksgiving Day
  • November 29-Thanksgiving Friday
  • December 25-Christmas Day 

Home Preparation

There is no suggested minimum preparation time because each student learns at a different pace with different study habits. However, students who feel their preparation is lacking may schedule an appointment with faculty members to arrange an individually suggested minimum study and preparation schedule.

Tutorial Program

The School offers a tutorial program for those students who feel they need assistance with their didactic studies. The school faculty will provide scheduled academic counseling with the student and can help the student find an outside tutor.

Disabilities services: Students with disabilities may contact Widener’s Disabilities Office at 610-499-1266, 520 East 14th Street on campus.

Additional Student Services Offered by Widener University

Math Center: 610-499-1253

Writing Center: 610-499-4332


Semester I


Semester II

Intro to Radiologic Technology .5 credits Anatomy & Physiology II 1 credit
Anatomy & Physiology I 2 credits Radiographic Exposure II 1 credit
Radiographic Exposure I 1 credit Radiographic Procedures II 1 credit
Radiographic Procedures I 1 credit Procedures II Demo Practice Lab    1 credit
Procedures 1 Demo/Lab Practice 1 credit Radiation Physics II 1 credit
Patient Care 1 1 credit    
Radiation Physics I 1 credit    

Semester III


Semester IV

Advanced Imaging 1 credit Radiation Protection .5 credits
QA & Image Acquisition 1 credit Senior Registry Review (includes Physics III) 2 credits
Pathology 1 credit Radiobiology .5 credits
Patient Care 2 2 credits Cross Sectional Anatomy .5 credits
Demonstration Lab/Practice 1 credit Radiographic Image Analysis .5 credits
    Special Procedures 1 credit
    Senior Final Competency 1 credit

Clinical rotations are assigned during the two-year program with their associated credits. One hundred clinical hours is equivalent to 1 credit. A clock hour is a session of instruction that lasts for 60 minutes. Students are required to complete clinical requirements with a minimum grade of 85%.

Clinical I/Film Critique I 5 credits Clinical /Film Critique III 5 credits
Clinical II/Film Critique 5 credits Clinical IV 5.5 credits

Additional Course Requirement: UCS 200, "Becoming a Civically Engaged Professional"

In the third or fourth semester of the radiography program, students are required to complete a 3-credit online course offered by Widener University. The course is UCS 200 “Becoming a Civically Engaged Professional.” This course must be completed with a passing grade in order for the student to be eligible for graduation from the radiography program. This course follows the grading system for Widener University (please see "Widener Grading System below).

UCS 200 Course Description: This course for all continuing students focuses on promoting learning through active participation in service experiences. Students build on their volunteer knowledge by reading and discussing essays about serving, giving, and leading. The historical context of service learning is reviewed. Structured reflection time is provided during which students link their beliefs about civic engagement to their individual experience. Several opportunities are provided to the students to work in the surrounding community.


Grades will be issued for all completed courses. Transcripts/reports will be distributed to each student at the close of each semester and mailed after graduation from the program. In addition to end-of-semester grades, students will receive mid-semester evaluations and/or failure warnings, if necessary, at any time during the course of the program.

Minimum Grades

The following percentages reflect the programs’ minimal requirements:

  • Minimum passing grades for a single course    75%
  • Minimum passing grades for a single course    75%
  • Minimum passing overall semester average     75%
  • Minimum passing grade for clinical education   85%

Grading Guidelines and Probation Policies

Grades will be recorded as numerical averages, which will include all, or a portion of the following:

  • Examinations
  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Class Participation
  • Homework

Each individual instructor will decide final Grade calculations and copy of grade composition as well as the course syllabus will be distributed to each student at the start of a new class.

Incomplete or Failure of Any Portion of the Class

Remediation of incomplete or failed work will be provided. All remediation practices will be agreed upon by peer review. All remediation practices will be published and presented to each student via the course syllabus at the start of each new class. The Advisory Committee will review chronic incomplete or failed work. Grading Scale:

Grading Scale:
94-100% A
87-93%   B
81-86%   C
75-80%   D
Below 75% F

** Refer also to the Policy on Academic Probation

Any courses conducted through Widener University throughout the two-year course of study while in the radiography program will follow the grade breakdown for Widener University and not the grade breakdown for the radiography program (this being the UCS 200 course, "Becoming a Civically Engaged Professional" taken in the last semester of the radiography program).

Widener Grading System

The following are the grade scales and their equivalents in quality points for Widener University:

* Passing, but below the required average for graduation.


Equivalent Quality Points

A (Excellent)














C- *


D+ *


D (Passing) *


F (Failure)


P (Pass)


NP (No Pass)


Audit (No Credit)


I (Incomplete)


W (Withdrawal)


Contact Us

For more information about the program, please contact:

Amber White
Academic Advisor
Center for Extended Learning
Widener University
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

Governing Body

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182