Admission/Degree Requirements - Radiologic Technology | Radiation Sciences Programs

Admission/Degree Requirements - Radiologic Technology

Admission Requirements:  Radiologic Technology

  • Prerequisite Courses:
    • Rhetoric:   RHET:1030 Rhetoric
    • Natural Science: anatomy, one of these:
      • HHP:1100  Human Anatomy
      • HHP:1150  Human Anatomy with Lab
      • HHP:3105  Anatomy for Human Physiology
      • HHP:3115  Anatomy for Human Physiology with Lab
      • ACB:3110  Principles of Human Anatomy
    • AND: physiology, one of these:
      • HHP:1300  Fundamentals of Human Physiology
      • HHP:1350  Fundamentals of Human Physiology with Lab
      • HHP:3500  Human Physiology 
      • HHP:3550  Human Physiology with Lab
    • Psychology:   PSY:1001  Elementary Psychology
    • Quantitative/Formal Reasoning:  one of these:
      • MATH:1440  Math for the Biological Sciences
      • MATH:1020  Elementary Functions
    • General Education: 3sh from 2 of the following areas:  
      • Diversity and Inclusion (DI)
      • Historical Perspectives (HP)
      • International and Global Issues (IGI)
      • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)
      • Values and Culture (VC)
    • Medical Terminology:  CLSA:3750  Medical and Technical Terminology
  • Prerequisites courses must be completed by June 1
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative college GPA
  • Two years of high school world language is a prerequisite to the professional program.
  • International students and students whose first language is not English:  must satisfy all UI Admissions requirements, complete the English Language Requirements for Admission, and have clearance to take a full academic load.

Recommended for all professional programs (tracks):

  • Job shadowing, patient care experience, and research of professional field(s)
  • RSP:1100  Introduction to Radiation Sciences
  • PHYS:1400  Basic Physics or PHYS:1511 College Physics I
  • CS:1020  Principles of Computing or MSCI:1500  Business Computing Essentials
  • STAT:1020, 3510, or 4143 Statistics

Notes:    

  • Separate application for competitive selection to the professional track due by January 15.
  • Admission to a Radiation Sciences program is not guaranteed.
  • Application and selection process is required due to limited clinical openings.
  • Personal interview on campus for invited applicants.
  • Transfer students:  Apply to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Radiation Sciences Interest by mid December.  Also see the Transfer Credits link on the Student Resources tab.

Degree Requirements:

1)  One of the following professional Radiation Sciences tracks:

  • Radiologic Technology and Computed Tomography (3 year track) – 6 students
  • Radiologic Technology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3 year track) – 6 students
  • Radiologic Technology and Cardiovascular Interventional (3 year track) – 2 students

2)  Semester hour and GPA Requirements:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative and UI GPA
  • Complete all programmatic courses with a C letter grade; >75%

FIRST YEAR - FRESHMAN

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RHET:1030  Rhetoric 4 Human Physiology 3-5
BIOL:1140 Human Biology* OR Human Anatomy 3-5 Human Anatomy (if not completed in fall) 3-5
MATH:1440 Math for the Biological Sciences 4 PSY:1001  Elementary Psych 3
DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC  3 CLSA:3750  Medical Terminology  2
RSP:1100  Introduction to Radiation Sciences* 1 DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC 3
Subtotal 15-17 Subtotal 14-18
    Total Freshman 29-35

*   Most students will need to complete Human Biology prior to Anatomy (based on academic strength)
** Strongly recommended, not required
^   Physics for DMS program may be completed in the spring or summer semester.  Summer is recommended if both Anatomy and Physiology are taken in the spring.  Students interested in Radiation Therapy will take physics in their sophomore year.      

-   Students are advised for success, based on academic strength, not necessarily for a 4-year plan.  
-   Prerequisites for the program may take more than one year to complete. 

Radiologic Technology

All Tracks:

SECOND YEAR - SOPHOMORE

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RSRT:2110  Radiographic Procedures & Analysis I 4 RSRT:2225  RT Clinical Internship II 4
RSRT:2120  RT Clinical Internship I 1 RSRT: 2230  Radiographic Procedures II 3
RSP:2110  Pathology for Radiation Sciences 2 RSRT: 2240  Radiographic Analysis II 3
RSP:2120  Patient Care for Radiation Sciences 3 RSRT:2250  Radiographic Fluoroscopic Procedures 2
RSP:3130  Radiation Safety & Radiobiology 2 RSP:3210  Medical Ethics & Law 2
Subtotal 12 Subtotal 14
3rd Semester Summer      
RSRT:2325  RT Clinical Internship III 3    
RSCT:4100  Sect Anatomy for Imaging Sci (online) 3    
Subtotal 6 Total Sophomore 32

CT:

THIRD YEAR – JUNIOR CT

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RSRT:3115  Radiographic Procedures & Analysis III 4 RSRT:3220  Emotional Intelligence for Healthcare Professionals 2
RSRT:3125  RT Clinical Internship IV 4 RSRT:3225  RT Clinical Internship V 3
RSRT:3140  Radiographic & Digital Imaging 5 RSRT:3230  Radiographic Physics & Imaging Equip 4
    RSCI:4130  ECG & Hemodynamics (online) 3
Subtotal 13 Subtotal 12
3rd Semester Summer      
RSRT:3325  RT Clinical Internship VI 2    
RSCI:4110  Vascular Anatomy (online) 3    
RSCT:4105  CT Clinical Internship I 1    
Subtotal 6 Total Junior 31

FOURTH YEAR – SENIOR CT

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RSRT:4125  RT Clinical Internship VII 1 RSRT:4225  RT Clinical Internship VIII 1
RSCT:4115  CT Clinical Internship II 3 RSCT:4110  CT / MRI Pathology (online) 3
RSCT:4120  CT Procedures I (online) 3 RSCT:4125  CT Procedures II (online) 3
RSCT:4130  CT Physical Principles & QC (online) 4 RSCT:4215  CT Clinical Internship III 3
RSP:4110  Research Methodologies for Rad Sci 3 RSP:3220  Rad Sci QM & Healthcare Admin (online) 2
Subtotal 14 Subtotal 12
    Total Senior 26
    TOTAL RT/CT 89

MRI:

THIRD YEAR – JUNIOR MRI

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RSRT:3115  Radiographic Procedures & Analysis III 4 RSRT:3220  Emotional Intelligence for Healthcare Professionals 2
RSRT:3125  RT Clinical Internship IV 4 RSRT:3225  RT Clinical Internship V 3
RSRT:3140  Radiographic & Digital Imaging 5 RSRT:3230  Radiographic Physics & Imaging Equip 4
    RSCT:4110  CT / MRI Pathology (online) 3
    RSMR:4110  Fundamentals for the MRI Tech (online) 3
Subtotal 13 Subtotal 15
3rd Semester Summer      
RSRT:3325  RT Clinical Internship VI 2    
RSCI:4110  Vascular Anatomy (online) 3    
RSMR:4160  MRI Clinical Internship I 7    
Subtotal 7 Total Junior 35

FOURTH YEAR – SENIOR MRI

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RSRT:4125  RT Clinical Internship VII 1 RSRT:4225  RT Clinical Internship VIII 1
RSP:4110  Research Methodologies for Rad Sci 3 RSP:3220  Rad Sci QM & Healthcare Admin (online) 2
RSMR:4120  MRI Procedures I (online) 4 RSMR:4130  MRI Procedures II (online) 3
RSMR:4140  MRI Acquisition & Principles I (online) 3 RSMR:4150  MRI Acquisition & Principles II (online) 3
RSMR:4170  MRI Clinical Internship II 3 RSMR:4175  MRI Clinical Internship III 4
Subtotal 14 Subtotal 13
    Total Senior 27
    TOTAL RT/MRI 94

CVI:

THIRD YEAR – JUNIOR CVI

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RSRT:3115  Radiographic Procedures & Analysis III 4 RSRT:3220  Emotional Intelligence for Healthcare Professionals 2
RSRT:3125  RT Clinical Internship IV 4 RSRT:3230  Radiographic Physics & Imaging Equip 4
RSRT:3140  Radiographic & Digital Imaging 5 RSRT:3225  RT Clinical Internship V 3
    RSCI:4110  Vascular Anatomy (online) 3
Subtotal 13 Subtotal 12
3rd Semester Summer      
RSRT:3325  RT Clinical Internship VI 2    
RSCI:4120  CVI Principles (online) 4    
RSCI:4190  CVI Clinical Internship 2    
Subtotal 8 Total Junior 33

FOURTH YEAR – SENIOR CVI

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RSRT:4125  RT Clinical Internship VII 1 RSRT:4225  RT Clinical Internship VIII 1
RSP:4110  Research Methodologies for Rad Sci 3 RSCI:4130  ECG & Hemodynamics (online) 3
RSCI:4140  CVI Peripheral Procedures & Path (online) 3 RSCI:4160  CVI Cardiac Procedures & Path (online) 4
RSCI:4150  Neuro & NonVascular Proc & Path (online) 3 RSCI:4170  CI Clinical Internship 4
RSCI:4180  VI Clinical Internship 4 RSP:3220  Rad Sci QM & Healthcare Admin (online) 2
Subtotal 14 Subtotal 14
    Total Senior 28
    TOTAL RT/CVI 93