BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with Emphasis in Radiography

Degree Program Description

Radiographers employ ionizing radiation (x-rays) and strong magnetic fields to image anatomy and aid in the diagnosis of injury and disease. Radiographers work closely with radiologists and other physicians to provide patient services such as general x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), cardiac and vascular interventional procedures, mammography, and bone densitometry. Radiographers work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, mobile services, research centers, and industry. The Radiography program includes two years of pre-requisite coursework and six semesters of professional coursework, including clinical experiences at several local facilities. The program includes advanced didactic training in MRI or CT. Graduates of the program may elect to enroll in the advanced imaging clinical externship to complete clinical requirements in the semesters following graduation. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with an emphasis in Radiography. Graduates of the program are eligible to challenge credentialing examinations administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Accreditation of the program is granted by:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
mail@jrcert.org   

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Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all Program Pre-Requisite courses below with a grade of C- or higher for admission to the BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with an emphasis in Radiography program. Once admitted to the program, all Major Core Requirements must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, and students must maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA each semester while in the program. In addition, students must meet degree and University requirements, including University general education requirements. A separate application is required for admission to the program. Students are encouraged to work with an advisor and the Radiography Program Director in order to best structure the pre-requisites and prepare for the program application. Students transferring from other institutions should contact the program director and work with an advisor to evaluate coursework and ensure they will meet the program's pre-requisite requirements. 

Program Pre-Requisites37
MATH 1100College Algebra3
ENGLSH 1000Exposition and Argumentation3
or ENGLSH 1000H Honors Exposition English
PSYCH 1000General Psychology3
or PSYCH 1000H General Psychology - Honors
COMMUN 1200Public Speaking3
or COMMUN 1200H Public Speaking - Honors
BIO_SC 1010
BIO_SC 1020
General Principles and Concepts of Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
or BIO_SC 1500 Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory
or BIO_SC 1500H Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory Honors
CHEM 1320College Chemistry I4
or CHEM 1320H College Chemistry I - Honors
PTH_AS 2201
PTH_AS 2203
Human Anatomy Lecture
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
5
MPP 3202Elements of Physiology5
STAT 1200Introductory Statistical Reasoning3
or STAT 1300 Elementary Statistics
or ESC_PS 4170 Introduction to Applied Statistics
CDS 2190Medical Terminology3
Major Core Requirements68
RA_SCI 3110Radiography Procedures I2
RA_SCI 3120Fundamentals of Radiography3
RA_SCI 3130Basic Radiographic Skills2
RA_SCI 3140Principles in Radiographic Exposure I3
RA_SCI 3150Radiologic Pharmacology3
RA_SCI 3160Radiologic Physics3
RA_SCI 3170Imaging Modalities2
RA_SCI 3180Radiography Procedures II2
RA_SCI 3190Radiography Procedures III3
RA_SCI 4110Sectional Anatomy3
RA_SCI 4140Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physics and Procedures5
or RA_SCI 4150 Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures
RA_SCI 4947Radiography Overview3
RA_SCI 3941Clinical Education I3
RA_SCI 3942Clinical Education II3
RA_SCI 4943Clinical Education III3
RA_SCI 4944Clinical Education IV3
RA_SCI 4945Clinical Education V3
RA_SCI 4980Imaging Pathology3
CDS 3460WCardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Applications I - Writing Intensive3
CDS 4328Radiation Safety and Biology4
CDS 4440Organization and Administration3
CDS 4460Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Applications II3
HLTH_SCI 3900WIntroduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base - Writing Intensive3
or HLTH_SCI 3900HW Introduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base - Honors/Writing Intenisive

Professional Certification

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the national certifying exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
BIO_SC 1010
BIO_SC 1020
5CHEM 13204 
Elective1COMMUN 12003 
Humanities 3ENGLSH 10003 
MATH 11003PSYCH 10003 
 12 13  
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CDS 21903Beh/Social Science3RA_SCI 31102
HIST 1100, 1200, or POL_SC 11003MPP 32025RA_SCI 31203
Humanities3STAT 1200, 1300, or ESC_PS 41703RA_SCI 31302
PTH_AS 2201
PTH_AS 2203
5Elective2 
 14 13 7
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
RA_SCI 31403CDS 3460W3CDS 44603
RA_SCI 31503RA_SCI 31702RA_SCI 49433
RA_SCI 31603RA_SCI 31903 
RA_SCI 31802RA_SCI 39423 
RA_SCI 39413RA_SCI 41103 
 14 14 6
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
RA_SCI 49443RA_SCI 4140 or 4150+5 
CDS 43284RA_SCI 49453 
CDS 44403RA_SCI 49473 
HLTH_SCI 3900W3RA_SCI 49803 
 13 14  
Total Credits: 120

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Degree Audit

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MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via https://www.transferology.com/index.htm. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center.  No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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