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Radiologic Science BS

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

Department of Radiologic Sciences

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 preprofessional 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, https://hs.boisestate.edu/radsci/, 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
Foundational Studies Program requirements indicated in bold
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM MATH 143 College Algebra (Diagnostic Medical Sonography Emphasis) or
DLM MATH 254 Applied Statistics with Computers
below
DLN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology4
DLN CHEM 101,101L Essentials of Chemistry I & Lab or
DLN CHEM 111,111L General Chemistry I with Lab
4
DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS PSYC 101 General Psychology (Diagnostic Radiology Emphasis) or
DLS PSYC 101 General Psychology or
DLS SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
below
DLS SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Diagnostic Radiology Emphasis) or
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field
below
BIOL 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BUSCOM 201 Business Communication3
HLTHST 101 Medical Terminology3
HLTHST 202 Health Delivery Systems3
HLTHST 300 Pathophysiology4
FF HLTHST 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
HLTHST 431 Quality Issues in Healthcare3
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

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. HLTHST 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 regional accredited institution; credit for prior learning.25
CID HLTHST 382 Research Methods in Health or
CID RADSCI 340 Radiographic Quality Assurance
3
MATH 143 College Algebra or
MATH 170 Calculus I or
ACT score of 27
0-4
RADSCI 310 Pharmacology and Contrast Medias1
RADSCI 430 Comparative Sectional Imaging3
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 credits2-7
Total120

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Emphasis

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. • HLTHST 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 regional accredited institution (AS/AAS degree minimum); credit for prior learning.25
HLTHST 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics or
PHYS 106 Radiation Physics
2-4
RADSCI 430 Comparative Sectional Imaging3
RADSCI 460 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation3
RADSCI 461 Abdominal Sonography3
RADSCI 461L Abdominal Scanning Lab1
CID RADSCI 462 Obstetrics/Gynecology Sonography3
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
Total122-124

Diagnostic Radiology Emphasis

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. HLTHST 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
CID HLTHST 382 Research Methods in Health or
CID RADSCI 340 Radiographic Quality Assurance
3
HLTHST 433 Death and Dying: A Modern Conundrum or
HLTHST 314 Health Law and Ethics
2-3
HRM 305 Human Resource Management3
MATH 143 College Algebra or
MATH 170 Calculus I or
ACT score of 27
0-4
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 Introduction to Radiography Clinical Experience1
RADSCI 242 Radiographic Positioning II3
RADSCI 285 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience2
RADSCI 300 Digital Radiography and Advanced Imaging Applications2
RADSCI 310 Pharmacology and Contrast Medias1
RADSCI 311 Radiobiology and Protection2
RADSCI 313 Fluoroscopic and Contrast Media Examinations2
RADSCI 330 Introduction to Sectional Anatomy1
RADSCI 338 Information Technology In Radiologic Sciences1
RADSCI 350 Imaging Pathophysiology3
RADSCI 370 Junior Recitation and Integration1
RADSCI 375 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience4
RADSCI 376 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience4
RADSCI 385 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience6
RADSCI 392 Radiologic Colloquium1
RADSCI 405 and RADSCI 425 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience or
RADSCI 406 and RADSCI 426 Radiologic Sciences Clinical Experience
8
RADSCI 410 Health Promotion and Leadership2
RADSCI 420 Senior Recitation and Integration1
Total124-130

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Emphasis

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. HLTHST 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 regional accredited institution (AS/AAS degree minimum); credit for prior learning.25
CID HLTHST 382 Research Methods in Health or
CID RADSCI 340 Radiographic Quality Assurance
3
MATH 143 College Algebra or
MATH 170 Calculus I or
ACT score of 27
0-4
PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics or
PHYS 106 Radiation Physics
2-4
RADSCI 310 Pharmacology and Contrast Medias1
RADSCI 430 Comparative Sectional Imaging3
RADSCI 440 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging I3
RADSCI 440L Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging I Lab1
RADSCI 441 Procedural Case Studies in Magnetic Resonance Imaging I1
RADSCI 442 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging II3
RADSCI 442L Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging II Lab1
RADSCI 443 Procedural Case Studies in Magnetic Resonance Imaging II1
RADSCI 445 Clinical Experience in Magnetic Resonance Imaging I4
RADSCI 446 Clinical Experience in Magnetic Resonance Imaging II4
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits7
Electives to total 120 credits0-5
Total120

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.