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The bachelor's degree in Radiological Sciences at NDMU prepares effective health care leaders committed to providing the best care. Our program pairs the deep understanding of the sciences required for clinical education with the universal skills often sought by employers including critical thinking, strong communication, and ethical decision-making. Whether you are an entry-level student or a professional already working in the field, our program prepares well-rounded leaders equipped to care for diverse patient populations.
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The Radiological Sciences Program at NDMU

Notre Dame offers two ways to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Radiological Sciences:

  • Traditional full-time program through the Women’s College
  • Part-time bachelor's degree completion program for radiological sciences professionals (co-ed)

Program Partners

Our partnerships provide a pathway for Women's College students to complete the clinical training requirements as well as a smooth transfer process for working adult learners completing a bachelor's degree.

Admissions Information

Admission to clinical certification programs is highly competitive and acceptance can not be guaranteed. It is important to thoroughly understand the admissions criteria for your clinical program of interest and regularly confer with the program coordinator as you prepare for clinical study.

Women's College Students

How It Works

  1. Complete all requisite general education, mathematics, and science courses at Notre Dame.
  2. Apply to a full time clinical program with one of our program partners in the fall semester prior to the start of the program.
  3. Complete all requirements of the clinical certification program.
  4. Choose either an advanced imaging program or a business concentration to complete the professional training.
  5. Pass the national registry exam to become a licensed medical imaging technologist.

Sample Program of Study

This is a sample program of study for radiological sciences majors in the Women's College prior to clinical training (required for Radiography, recommended for all modalities). Students should select courses with the assistance of the program coordinator.

Fall/Winterim Spring
First Year
General Chemistry I 4 General Chemistry II 4
Calculus I 4 Intro to Psychology 4
Fundamentals of Biology 4 Interpersonal Communication 3
NDMU-100 Perspectives in Education 4 College Writing 3
    200-level Philosophy 3
[16 credits]  

[17 credits]

 
Second Year
Organic Chemistry I 4 Organic Chemistry II 4
General Physics I 4 General Physics II 4
Intro to Biblical Studies 3 Literature 3
BUS 302 Principles of Management 3 Business 3
Medical Terminology 3 Intro to Microcomputer Apps 3
[17 credits]   [17 credits]  
Third Year
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Business 3 Business 3
Business 3 Business 3
Medical Ethics 3 300-level Religious Studies 3
Basic Statistics 3 History 3
Physical Education 1 [16 credits]  
[17 credits]      
Adult Undergraduate Students

Designed to meet the needs of Radiological Sciences professionals in mid-level positions, our program awards credit for your clinical experience and offers a path to completing your bachelor’s degree.

Typical Radiological Sciences students in the College of Adult Undergraduate Studies are working in the field and take classes part-time in the evenings or on weekends. Many have clinical experience and wish to develop new skills while earning a bachelor’s degree.

After completing an initial clinical concentration, our program offers professional training through either an advanced imaging program or concentrated study in business. The business concentration includes courses in management, finance, and communications to prepare for supervisory roles in your health care organization.

Course Requirements

In addition to professional training, the following courses are required for the BS in Radiological Sciences:

  • General Education Courses (42-43 Credits)
  • CHM-104 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM-106 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (3)
  • PHY-111 College Physics (3)
  • BIO-201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIO-202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • COM-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
  • LCL-333 Medical Terminology (3)
  • MAT-107 Elementary Functions or MAT-211 Calculus I (3 or 4)
  • MAT-215 Basic Statistics (3)
  • PHL-339 Medical Ethics (3)
  • PSY-101 Introductory Psychology (4)

Professional Training

For the professional training portion of the degree, first choose (1) initial clinical concentration.

Initial Clinical Concentrations

  • Radiography*
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Note: Certified technologists who have completed a clinical training program will be awarded a block of credits toward the degree.

Then, choose either a six-month Advanced Imaging Program or one year of concentrated study in Business.

*Radiography students are required to take the Business concentration.

Advanced Imaging Programs

(prior completion of Radiography required)

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Interventional Cardiovascular

Business Concentration

Develop the skills to be an effective leader in your health care organization through one of two tracks:

  • Organizational Management
  • Computer Systems Management

Radiological Sciences Careers

Driven by an aging population and advances in technology, there is a great demand for professionals in this field.

Once you complete all academic and clinical programs, you are qualified to become a licensed medical imaging technologist by passing the national registry exam.

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