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Radiologic Science BS

—Computed Tomography Emphasis
—Diagnostic Medical Sonography Emphasis
—Diagnostic Radiology Emphasis
—Magnetic Resonance Imaging Emphasis

Pre-professional Curriculum

All students who are considering entry into the Radiologic Sciences emphases must have completed (C letter grade or better) or be in the process of completing the pre-professional curriculum at the time of application. The pre-professional curriculum need not be taken at Boise State University, but transfer courses must equate to the required Boise State courses. The courses that need to be completed prior to application are specific to each emphasis. Please see the department website, for specific information about admission requirements for each program.

Admission Criteria

Each emphasis (program) has a specific application and acceptance process that includes various academic/personal requirements. It is highly recommended that all interested students seek advising prior to application submission. Because of the large number of students seeking admission into the various emphasis programs, not all applicants can be admitted. All applicants should have applied to and been accepted at Boise State.

Radiologic Sciences BS
Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
FC Foundations of Oral Communication3
FM Foundations of Mathematics coursebelow
FN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
FN CHEM 101, 101L Introduction to Chemistry I & Lab or
FN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I with Lab
4
FA Foundations of Arts course3
FH Foundations of Humanities course3-4
FS Foundations of Social Sciences coursebelow
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second fieldbelow
BIOL 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BUSCOM 201 Global Business Communication3
HLTH 101 Medical Terminology3
HLTH 210 Health Services Administration3
HLTH 300 Pathophysiology4
FF HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
Area of Emphasis: Students complete an emphasis in Computed Tomography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Radiology, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Each area of emphasis has specific requirements that are listed below.
Area of Emphasis: Students complete an emphasis in Computed Tomography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Radiology, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Each area of emphasis has specific requirements that are listed below.

Computed Tomography Emphasis Admission Criteria

  1. ARRT credentialed technologist, RT(R), in good standing
  2. Submit program application by March 1 to include an application fee, three closed letters of reference, copies of all transcripts and resume (see department website for more details)
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  4. Completed or in process of completing pre-professional curriculum
    1. ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing
    2. ENGL 102 Introduction to College Writing and Research
    3. MATH 143 College Algebra or MATH 170 Calculus I or ACT of 27
    4. MATH 254 Introduction To Statistics
    5. BIOL 227-228 Anatomy and Physiology
    6. HLTH 101 Medical Terminology
    7. CHEM 101/L Essentials of Chemistry I OR CHEM 111/111L General Chemistry I
    8. Documented computer competency for word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), and databases (Access)
  5. Attend personal interview, if invited

Computed Tomography Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
Credentialed Radiographer matriculated from a regionally accredited institution; credit for prior learning.25
HLTH 382 Research Methods in Health or
RADSCI 340 Radiographic Quality Assurance3
FM MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics3
FS PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology or
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology3
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3
MATH 143 College Algebra or MATH 170 Calculus I or ACT score of 270-4
RADSCI 310 Pharmacology and Contrast Medias1
RADSCI 430 Comparative Sectional Imaging in the Radiologic Sciences3
RADSCI 431 CT Radiation Dose and Risk Analysis1
RADSCI 450 Principles of Computed Tomography3
RADSCI 450L Principles of Computed Tomography Lab1
RADSCI 451 Procedural Case Studies in Computed Tomography1
RADSCI 455 Clinical Experience in Computed Tomography4
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits15
Electives to total 120 credits0-4
Total120-121

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Emphasis Admission Criteria

  1. Credentialed, clinically-based health care provider graduated from regionally accredited institution (minimum of a two year full-time allied health program earning AS degree)
  2. Submit program application by March 1 to include an application fee, three closed letters of reference, copies of all transcripts and resume (see department website for more details)
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  4. Completed or in process of completing pre-professional curriculum
    1. ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing
    2. ENGL 102 Introduction to College Writing and Research
    3. MATH 143 College Algebra
    4. BIOL 227-228 Anatomy and Physiology
    5. HLTH 101 Medical Terminology
    6. CHEM 101/L Essentials of Chemistry I OR CHEM 111/111L General Chemistry I
    7. PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics or PHYS 106 Radiation Physics (or equivalent)
    8. Statistics course
    9. Documented computer competency for word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), and databases (Access)
    10. Preference will be given to radiographers
  5. Attend personal interview, if invited

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
Credentialed clinically-based Health Care Provider matriculated from a regionally accredited institution (AS/AAS degree minimum); credit for prior learning.25
FM MATH 143 College Algebra3
FS PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology or
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology
3
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3
HLTH 365 Quality Improvement & Performance Management3
RADSCI 462 Obstetrics/Gynecology Sonography3
PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics or
PHYS 106 Radiation Physics
2-4
RADSCI 430 Comparative Sectional Imaging in the Radiologic Sciences3
RADSCI 460 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation3
RADSCI 461 Abdominal Sonography3
RADSCI 461L Abdominal Scanning Lab1
RADSCI 463 Doppler Procedures2
RADSCI 463L Doppler Procedures Lab1
RADSCI 464 Special Sonographic Procedures1
RADSCI 467 Clinical Experience in Medical Sonography I4
RADSCI 468 Clinical Experience in Medical Sonography II5
RADSCI 469 Clinical Experience in Medical Sonography III6
Statistics course3
Total121-124

Diagnostic Radiology Emphasis Admission Criteria

  1. Submit Program Application by the second Friday in February to include an application fee, letter of application, copies of all transcripts, and three defined (one education-related, one work-related, one general character) closed references forms (see department website for more details)
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  3. Completed or in process of completing pre-professional curriculum (minimum prerequisite GPA 2.6 with 13 credits completed)
    1. ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing
    2. ENGL 102 Introduction to College Writing and Research
    3. MATH 143 College Algebra or MATH 170 Calculus I or ACT of 27
    4. BIOL 227-228 Anatomy and Physiology
    5. HLTH 101 Medical Terminology
    6. CHEM 101/L Essentials of Chemistry I OR CHEM 111/111L General Chemistry I
    7. SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology or PSYC 101 General Psychology
    8. Three credits of either DLV or DLL
    9. Documented computer competency for word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), and databases (Access)
  4. Attend a personal interview, if invited.

Diagnostic Radiology Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
FM MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics3
FS PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology3
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3
HLTH 382 Research Methods in Health3
HRM 305 Human Resource Management or
HLTH 365 Quality Improvement & Performance Mgmt3
MATH 143 College Algebra or 
MATH 170 Calculus I or 
ACT score of 270-4
PHYS 106 Radiation Physics2
RADSCI 104 Patient Assessment1
RADSCI 105 Interprofessional Patient Care Skills Lab2
RADSCI 211 Laboratory Practicum1
RADSCI 221 Laboratory Practicum1
RADSCI 222 Radiographic Positioning I3
RADSCI 225 Introduction to Computed Radiography and Fluoroscopy2
RADSCI 226 Analog Imaging and Image Evaluation2
RADSCI 227 Radiographic Technical Laboratory1
RADSCI 234 Intro to Radiography Clinical Experience1
RADSCI 242 Radiographic Positioning II3
RADSCI 285 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience4
RADSCI 300 Digital Radiography & Adv Imaging Applications2
RADSCI 310 Pharmacology and Contrast Medias1
RADSCI 311 Radiobiology and Protection2
RADSCI 313 Fluoroscopic & Contrast Media Examinations2
RADSCI 314 Law and Ethics in Radiologic Sciences2
RADSCI 330 Introduction to Sectional Anatomy1
RADSCI 340 Radiographic Quality Assurance3
RADSCI 338 Information Tech in Radiologic Sciences1
RADSCI 350 Imaging Pathophysiology3
RADSCI 375 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience4
RADSCI 392 Radiologic Colloquium1
RADSCI 385, 395, 405, 425 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience or
RADSCI 376, 386, 406 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience
16
RADSCI 410 Health Promotion and Leadership2
RADSCI 420 Senior Recitation and Integration1
Total126-131

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Emphasis Admission Criteria

  1. Credentialed, clinically-based health care provider graduated from a regionally accredited institution and accepted for admission at Boise State (generally minimum of AS degree)
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  3. Submit program application by March 1 to include an application fee, three closed letters of reference, copies of all transcripts and resume (see department website for more details)
  4. Completed or in process of completing pre-professional curriculum
    1. ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing
    2. ENGL 102 Introduction to College Writing and Research
    3. MATH 143 College Algebra or MATH 170 Calculus I or ACT of 27
    4. MATH 254 Introduction To Statistics
    5. BIOL 227-228 Anatomy and Physiology
    6. HLTH 101 Medical Terminology
    7. CHEM 101/L Essentials of Chemistry I OR CHEM 111/111L General Chemistry I
    8. Documented computer competency for word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), and databases (Access)
    9. PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics or PHYS 106 Radiation Physics course (or equivalent)
  5. Attend personal interview, if invited

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
Credentialed clinically-based Health Care Provider matriculated from a regionally accredited institution (AS/AAS degree minimum); credit for prior learning.25
FM MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics3
FS PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology or SOC 101 Intro to Sociology3
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3
HLTH 382 Research Methods in Health or
RADSCI 340 Radiographic Quality Assurance3
MATH 143 College Algebra or 
MATH 170 Calculus I or 
ACT score of 270-4
PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics or
PHYS 106 Radiation Physics
2-4
RADSCI 310 Pharmacology and Contrast Medias1
RADSCI 430 Comparative Sectional Imaging in the Radiologic Sciences3
RADSCI 440 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging I3
RADSCI 440L Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging I Lab1
RADSCI 441 Procedural Case Studies in MRI I1
RADSCI 442 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging II3
RADSCI 442L Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging II Lab1
RADSCI 443 Procedural Case Studies in MRI II1
RADSCI 445 Clinical Experience in MRI I4
RADSCI 446 Clinical Experience in MRI II4
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits7
Electives to total 120 credits0-2
Total120-122
At time of program application, must demonstrate computer competency in Word, Excel and Access by successful completion of ITM 104, ITM 105, and ITM 106 or COBE Computer Placement Exam or Equivalent; see academic advisor.

All required major/program courses must be completed with a C or better (C- is not acceptable). Students may be denied program progression if courses are not completed with a C or better. See the department website (https://hs.boisestate.edu/radsci/) to obtain more information about these programs.

All students admitted into the clinically-based emphases of DR, CT, MRI, and DMS must submit to a criminal background check, drug and alcohol testing, and obtain health status verification at their own expense. Information from the background check or drug and alcohol testing deemed to be detrimental to the care of patients will result in revocation of admission status. See the department website to obtain more information about the criminal background check, drug and alcohol testing, and health status verification policies.

Criminal convictions may prevent applicants from taking national certification examinations and/or gaining employment after graduation. Applicants should refer to the ARRT website https://www.arrt.org/ and/or the ARDMS website http://www.ardms.org/ for clarifying information.