Radiography Major

Radiographers are health care providers who use ionizing radiation to produce quality diagnostic images. There are many general staff radiography employment opportunities, as well as advanced positions based on education and training. At radiography technican schools such as York College, hands-on experience is available. Our Radiography majors complete two years of course work at York College, followed by clinical rotations during the final two years. 

Transfer students are currently not accepted into the Radiography Program due to clinical space availability.


Careers in Radiography

 Radiography employment and specialization includes:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Education
  • Equipment Sales Representatives
  • Hospital Employment
  • Interventional Radiography and Cardiac Catheterization
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Mobile Radiography
  • Outpatient Facilities and Physician Offices
  • Traveling Radiography Companies

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.


Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Radiography major, graduates will:

  • be clinically competent
  • successfully utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills in the radiographic healthcare environment
  • adequately practice effective communication skills in the clinical practice
  • demonstrate ethical behavior and values, which promotes professional growth
  • meet the needs of the healthcare community

Special Opportunities

Radiography majors complete two years of course work at York College and clinical rotations in radiography during the final two years. During the student's sophomore year, they will apply for clinical education, such as WellSpan's twenty-three-month radiography program. Clinical education acceptance is not guaranteed; it is suggested that students maintain a 2.5 or greater GPA within courses to be competitive for clinical rotations. The student spends their junior and senior year at their assigned clinical education site.

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Elizabeth Hodgson, Biology instructor and Nuclear Medicine and Radiography coordinator, teaches human anatomy and physiology at York College. Learn more about Professor Hodgson.