Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

Advanced Medical Imaging BS

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging program prepares graduates to serve in the medical imaging field in a variety of career opportunities that have a predicted faster than average job growth in the region.

The Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging program is offered to provide post-primary pathways to certified imaging individuals interested in earning a bachelor’s degree along with their modality of choice, providing the opportunity for healthcare individuals to advance their degrees and careers. The program was intentionally designed to allow for flexibility for students to select courses that meet both their personal and professional goals. Students can participate in clinical education within an advanced medical imaging setting as a part of the curriculum, or students already working within an advanced medical imaging setting may choose to enroll in health services courses in place of clinical education.

Students will build upon their current experience in healthcare to develop skills in new modalities and gain a broader understanding of the multifaceted healthcare environment. Credits from the associate degree are applied to the 120-credit hour requirement for a bachelor’s degree. In addition to completing general education requirements, students will complete 27 hours of core courses in advanced medical imaging. Students will select a modality in their area of interest and work on their degree while working in their primary field. A maximum of 50 credit hours from the associate degree professional courses may be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging degree, in addition to transferable general education courses.

The modality options are:

  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mammography
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Cardiac Interventional Radiography
  • Vascular Interventional Radiography

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging program are prepared to serve in professional roles within a complex healthcare environment. Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate competency of entry-level advanced medical imaging skills.
  2. Effectively communicate in a way that provides compassionate, culturally competent, and age-appropriate patient care in advanced medical imaging modalities.
  3. Exercise critical thinking skills that provide ethical and safe patient care in advanced medical imaging modalities.
  4. Value professional development for patient care and advanced medical imaging through life-long learning that meets the needs of the advanced medical imaging community.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours:

  • 27 credit hours in health services core
  • 48 – 50 credit hours from AS degree in healthcare discipline
  • 44 – 48 credit hours of general education
  • Electives as needed

Program of Study

Required courses for the program/degree and major or concentrations:

  • Advanced Medical Imaging Core – 15 credit hours: AMI 300, AMI 325, AMI 350, AMI 375, AMI 410, AMI 450, AMI 485, and 9 credit hours of AMI 425, AMI 475 or HEAS 325, 335, 415, 450, and 480 (Note: An 80 percent or higher in all professional courses is required, a “C” or higher in general education courses)
  • Healthcare Core: 50 credit hours from AS degree in healthcare discipline
  • General Education: 44 – 48 credit hours
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5

Admission Requirements

For acceptance into the Advanced Medical Imaging program, the applicant must:

  1. Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Possess an active license or certification in a medical imaging-related discipline.
    • Hold an associate degree from an accredited program in a medical imaging-related discipline.
    • Be currently enrolled in an associate degree medical imaging-related program at a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale in college coursework.

Medical imaging-related disciplines include radiography, nuclear medicine technology, sonography, or radiation therapy.

Progression Requirements

To be in good academic standing, students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, a grade of 80 percent or higher in all professional courses, a “C” or higher in general education courses, and achieve all clinical competencies required in each semester or summer session to advance in the program.

Graduation Requirements

All students will complete the required credits indicated in the program’s curriculum plan with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for eligibility to graduate.