The Radiation Sciences Program offers two paths toward completing the major:

  • an on-campus program in radiologic technology, diagnostic medical sonography, or radiation therapy for students who have not completed a radiation sciences modality; or
  • an online program for registered radiologic technologists and nuclear medicine technologists who would like to earn a Bachelor of Science degree by distance education.

Undergraduate study in radiation sciences is guided by the academic rules and procedures outlined under Undergraduate Rules and Procedures in the Carver College of Medicine section of the Catalog.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in radiation sciences requires a minimum of 120 s.h. Work for the on-campus degree includes a set of courses that are prerequisite to entering the radiation sciences major, completion of one of seven radiation sciences professional programs, and elective coursework sufficient to complete the minimum of 120 s.h. required for graduation. Students must complete the radiation sciences professional program at the University of Iowa. Registered radiologic technologists interested in earning the degree by distance education should see RT to B.S. (Online) in this section of the Catalog.

Admission to the radiation sciences major is competitive and selective; acceptance into a professional program or the major is not guaranteed. Students who wish to enter the major must first be admitted to the University of Iowa as College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) students with a radiation sciences interest. As CLAS students, they must apply to the radiation sciences professional program of their choice by January 15 of the year in which they wish to enter; see Apply on the Radiation Sciences Program website. Transfer students are encouraged to apply in early December to allow for time for transfer course articulation. Accepted students enter a professional program, the radiation sciences major, and the Carver College of Medicine the following fall semester.

Applicants for admission to the University of Iowa whose first language is not English are strongly encouraged to complete the University of Iowa English Proficiency Evaluation and satisfy the University's English Proficiency Requirements before they apply to a professional program. Students must have permission to register for a full academic load before they may be admitted to a radiation sciences professional program.

The radiation sciences major requires students to complete a minimum of two years of a high school world language prior to admission.

For additional information on UI admission requirements, contact the University's Office of Admissions.

First-year and transfer applicants admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as radiation sciences interest students must complete all courses that are prerequisite to the radiation sciences major (including approved transfer equivalents) by June 1 before they may begin one of the radiation sciences professional programs and enter the major. The only exception to this deadline is that the physics course required for the diagnostic medical sonography program may be completed in the summer session. Prerequisite courses vary slightly depending on which professional program a student wishes to enter.

Students who have declared a radiation sciences interest but have not yet applied and been accepted to a professional program are advised at the University's Academic Advising Center. After they have been accepted to a professional program, they are advised by the Radiation Sciences Program.

Upon successful completion of the professional program, students are eligible to apply for national certification exams for their program's specialty area(s). Once they have completed the professional program and all other requirements for graduation, they are granted a Bachelor of Science degree.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in radiation sciences requires the following work.

Prerequisites to the Radiation Sciences Major

Students must complete the following prerequisite courses (28-33 s.h.) before they may enter the program and the major. Students who wish to enter the radiation therapy professional program must complete a total of 60 s.h. of college coursework, including the following prerequisites, before they may enter the program and the major. Students are advised for success, based on academic strength, not necessarily for a four-year plan. Prerequisite courses for the radiologic technology and diagnostic medical sonography professional programs may take more than one year to complete. Prerequisite courses for the radiation therapy professional program may take more than two years to complete.

Rhetoric

This course:
RHET:1030Rhetoric4

Anatomy

One of these:
ACB:3110Principles of Human Anatomy3
HHP:1100Human Anatomy3
HHP:1150Human Anatomy Lecture with Lab4
HHP:3105Anatomy for Human Physiology3
HHP:3115Anatomy for Human Physiology with Lab5

Physiology

One of these:
HHP:1300Fundamentals of Human Physiology3
HHP:1350Fundamentals of Human Physiology with Laboratory4
HHP:3500Human Physiology3
HHP:3550Human Physiology with Laboratory5

Physics

Students interested in diagnostic medical sonography or radiation therapy programs complete one of these:
PHYS:1400Basic Physics3-4
PHYS:1511College Physics I4

Quantitative or Formal Reasoning

One of these:
MATH:1020Elementary Functions4
MATH:1440Mathematics for the Biological Sciences4

Psychology

This course:
PSY:1001Elementary Psychology3

Medical Terminology

This course:
CLSA:3750Medical and Technical Terminology2

Culture, Society, and the Arts

Two courses for 3 s.h. each in two of these areas:
Diversity and Inclusion
Historical Perspectives
International and Global Issues
Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts
Values and Culture

See GE CLAS Core (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog for approved courses in the culture, society, and the arts areas listed above.

Recommended Pre-Major Work

The Radiation Sciences Program recommends that before students submit an application to a radiation sciences professional program and the major, they job-shadow a professional who works in their area of interest, gain hands-on patient care experience, and complete the following additional preparatory courses.

These courses:
RSP:1100Introduction to the Radiation Sciences1
BIOL:1140Human Biology4
One of these:
CHEM:1070General Chemistry I3
CHEM:1110Principles of Chemistry I4
One of these:
PHYS:1400Basic Physics3-4
PHYS:1511College Physics I4
One of these:
BAIS:1500Business Computing Essentials2
CS:1020Principles of Computing3
One of these:
STAT:1020Elementary Statistics and Inference3
STAT:3510Biostatistics3
STAT:4143Introduction to Statistical Methods3

Electives

In order to earn the minimum of 120 s.h. required for graduation, students may need to complete elective coursework in addition to the prerequisite coursework listed above and one of the professional programs in medical imaging. They should plan their elective courses in consultation with their advisor.

Radiation Sciences Professional Programs

Students must complete one of the following on-campus radiation sciences professional programs at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics:

Each program offers modality-specific didactic and supervised clinical education courses. Graduates of the professional programs and associated internships are eligible to apply for one or more certification exams.

The radiologic technology programs and diagnostic medical sonography programs last three years, and the radiation therapy program lasts two years. Each program begins in the fall.

Students must apply to the program of their choice by January 15 of the year in which they intend to enter the program. Students must first apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) as a radiation sciences interest major and complete all prerequisite coursework. Students with transfer credit are encouraged to apply to CLAS by early December to allow time for transcript course articulation.

Admission to all radiation sciences professional programs is competitive; each program accepts a limited number of students and acceptance is not guaranteed. In addition to the prerequisite courses listed above, students must have earned a cumulative college g.p.a. of at least 2.50 prior to professional program admission.

A diagnostic medical sonographer is a skilled professional who uses high-frequency sound wave equipment to create diagnostic images and data that assist health care professionals in their diagnosis of patients with disease. Ultrasound imaging is used on many parts of the body, including the abdomen, heart, blood vessels, and the developing fetus of a pregnant woman. When determining normal and abnormal findings, the sonographer must demonstrate sectional anatomy through transducer manipulation. The sonographer uses independent judgment in recognizing the need to extend the scope of the study according to the diagnostic findings. The sonographer spends extended time with the patient obtaining a thorough history of symptoms, explaining the exam, answering questions, and performing the exam.

Each of the radiation sciences diagnostic medical sonography (DMS) degree tracks consist of two professional programs—DMS and cardiac and vascular sonography or DMS and general and vascular sonography. Each of these three-year programs is selective and competitive; acceptance is not guaranteed. Students must satisfy all UI admission requirements, complete all prerequisites, and be accepted into the diagnostic medical sonography professional program following an application and selection process; see Diagnostic Medical Sonography on the Radiation Sciences Program website.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiac and Vascular Sonography

The diagnostic medical sonography program in cardiac and vascular sonography provides a multispecialty education in cardiac (echocardiography) and vascular sonography (ultrasound imaging). Students learn about sonographic imaging and evaluation, hemodynamics and Doppler evaluation, sonography equipment, sectional anatomy, pathology, patient care, medical ethics, and quality assurance methods. They become proficient in using sonographic imaging equipment and in performing cardiac and vascular sonographic procedures, including invasive procedures, emergency exams, and 3D imaging. They also participate in supervised clinical education. Elective courses are available in pediatric cardiac sonography.

Upon completing the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification exams in diagnostic medical sonography in the specialty areas of cardiac (echocardiography) and vascular technology.

Students who have completed all prerequisite courses by June 1 (except physics, which may be completed in the summer session) are eligible to apply to this three-year program. Application deadline is January 15. Six students are accepted into this track each year, which begins in the fall.

Required Courses

All of these:
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy (online)3
RSCI:4130Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics (online)3
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences (online)3
RSMS:3100Cardiac Sonography I3
RSMS:3101Cardiac Sonography I Lab1
RSMS:3110Foundations of Sonography3
RSMS:3111Foundations of Sonography Lab1
RSMS:3115Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship I2
RSMS:3140Vascular Sonography I3
RSMS:3141Vascular Sonography I Lab1
RSMS:3150Cardiac Physiology and Hemodynamics3
RSMS:3205Cardiac Sonography II3
RSMS:3206Cardiac Sonography II Lab1
RSMS:3215Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship II3
RSMS:3230Sonography Principles, Physics, and Instrumentation3
RSMS:3231Sonography Principles, Physics, and Instrumentation Lab1
RSMS:3270Vascular Sonography II3
RSMS:3315Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship III4
RSMS:3376Vascular Sonography II Lab1
RSMS:4110Advanced Sonography3
RSMS:4111Advanced Sonography Lab1
RSMS:4115Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship IV5
RSMS:4120Advanced Cardiac Sonography3
RSMS:4121Advanced Cardiac Sonography Lab1
RSMS:4215Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship V5
RSMS:4220Multidisciplinary Capstone Seminar3
RSP:2110Pathology for Radiation Sciences2
RSP:2120Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences3
RSP:3210Medical Ethics and Law2
RSP:3220Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration2
RSP:4110Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences3
Recommended elective credit:
RSMS:3305Pediatric Cardiac Sonography (online elective)3
RSMS:3306Pediatric Cardiac Sonography Laboratory1
STAT:1020Elementary Statistics and Inference3
Recommended elective credit, one of these:
BAIS:1500Business Computing Essentials2
CS:1020Principles of Computing3

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and General and Vascular Sonography

The diagnostic medical sonography program in general and vascular sonography provides a multispecialty education in obstetrical, abdominal, and vascular sonography (ultrasound imaging). Students learn about sonographic imaging and evaluation, hemodynamics and Doppler evaluation, sonography equipment, sectional anatomy, pathology, patient care, medical ethics, and quality assurance methods. They become proficient in using sonographic imaging equipment and in performing obstetrical and gynecological, abdominal, and vascular sonographic procedures, including invasive procedures, emergency exams, and 3D imaging. They also participate in supervised clinical education. Elective courses are available in pediatric and breast sonography.

Upon completing the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification exams in diagnostic medical sonography in the specialty areas of obstetrics and gynecology, abdomen, and vascular technology.

Students who will have completed all prerequisite courses by June 1 (except physics, which may be completed in the summer session) are eligible to apply to this three-year program. Application deadline is January 15. Nine students are accepted into this track each year, which begins in the fall.

Required Courses

All of these:
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy (online)3
RSCI:4130Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics (online)3
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences (online)3
RSMS:3110Foundations of Sonography3
RSMS:3111Foundations of Sonography Lab1
RSMS:3115Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship I2
RSMS:3120Abdominal Sonography I3
RSMS:3121Abdominal Sonography I Lab1
RSMS:3130Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I3
RSMS:3131Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I Lab1
RSMS:3140Vascular Sonography I3
RSMS:3141Vascular Sonography I Lab1
RSMS:3215Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship II3
RSMS:3230Sonography Principles, Physics, and Instrumentation3
RSMS:3231Sonography Principles, Physics, and Instrumentation Lab1
RSMS:3240Abdominal Sonography II3
RSMS:3250Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography II3
RSMS:3270Vascular Sonography II3
RSMS:3315Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship III4
RSMS:3325Abdominal Sonography II Lab1
RSMS:3376Vascular Sonography II Lab1
RSMS:4110Advanced Sonography3
RSMS:4111Advanced Sonography Lab1
RSMS:4115Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship IV5
RSMS:4215Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship V5
RSMS:4220Multidisciplinary Capstone Seminar3
RSP:2110Pathology for Radiation Sciences2
RSP:2120Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences3
RSP:3210Medical Ethics and Law2
RSP:3220Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration2
RSP:4110Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences3
Recommended elective credit:
RSMS:3260Breast Sonography (online elective)2
RSMS:3300Pediatric Sonography (online elective)3
STAT:1020Elementary Statistics and Inference3
Recommended elective credit, one of these:
BAIS:1500Business Computing Essentials2
CS:1020Principles of Computing3

A radiologic technologist is a professional, qualified by education and clinical experience, who provides radiological (x-ray) services using a variety of exams and procedures. While utilizing excellent patient care skills, the technologist operates radiological equipment so that optimum radiographic quality is achieved with the minimum radiation exposure to the patient. Radiographers are employed primarily in hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices, where they work closely with other members of the health care team to help diagnose and treat patients.

Each of the radiation sciences radiologic technology (RT) degree tracks consist of four professional programs—RT and breast imaging (BI), RT and cardiovascular interventional (CVI), RT and computed tomography (CT), or RT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Each of these three-year programs is selective and competitive; acceptance is not guaranteed. Students must satisfy all UI admission requirements, complete all prerequisites, and be accepted into the radiologic technology professional program following an application and selection process; see Radiologic Technology on the Radiation Sciences Program website.

Radiologic Technology and Breast Imaging

The radiologic technology component of this program provides education in pathology, radiation biology, radiation protection, patient care, and ethics. Students learn about radiographic procedures, imaging, and evaluation. They become acquainted with imaging equipment, study quality assurance, and participate in supervised clinical education in radiography and breast imaging (BI). The breast imaging component offers intensive study and practice in BI, including patient care procedures, pathology, anatomy, imaging procedures and analysis, mammography quality standards act (MQSA) quality control, and image acquisition principles.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification exams in radiography and mammography.

Students typically apply to this three-year program during their first year and begin in the fall of their sophomore year. Application deadline is January 15. Two student are accepted into this track each year.

Required Courses

All of these:
RSBI:3310Patient Care for Breast Imaging (online)3
RSBI:3315Breast Imaging Clinical Internship I2
RSBI:4110Breast Imaging Procedures and Analysis (online)3
RSBI:4115Breast Imaging Clinical Internship II4
RSBI:4120Anatomy and Pathology for Breast Imaging (online)2
RSBI:4130Breast Imaging Acquisitions and Principles (online)2
RSBI:4210Breast Imaging Advanced Procedures and Analysis (online)3
RSBI:4215Breast Imaging Clinical Internship III4
RSBI:4220Quality Control in Breast Imaging (online)3
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy (online)3
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences3
RSP:2110Pathology for Radiation Sciences2
RSP:2120Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences3
RSP:3130Radiation Safety and Radiobiology2
RSP:3210Medical Ethics and Law2
RSP:3220Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration2
RSP:4110Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences3
RSRT:2110Radiographic Procedures and Analysis I4
RSRT:2120Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship I1
RSRT:2225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship II4
RSRT:2230Radiographic Procedures II3
RSRT:2240Radiographic Analysis II3
RSRT:2250Radiographic Fluoroscopic Procedures2
RSRT:2325Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship III3
RSRT:3115Radiographic Procedures and Analysis III4
RSRT:3125Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship IV4
RSRT:3140Radiographic and Digital Imaging5
RSRT:3220Emotional Intelligence for the Health Care Professional2
RSRT:3225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship V3
RSRT:3230Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment4
RSRT:3325Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VI2
RSRT:4125Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VII1
RSRT:4225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VIII1

Radiologic Technology and Cardiovascular Interventional

The radiologic technology component of this program provides education in pathology, radiation biology, radiation protection, patient care, and ethics. Students learn about radiographic procedures, imaging, and evaluation. They become acquainted with imaging equipment, study quality assurance, and participate in supervised clinical education in radiography, cardiac interventional, and peripheral/neurological interventional. The cardiovascular interventional component concentrates on imaging equipment; pharmacology; sterile techniques; cardiac monitoring; vascular anatomy and physiology; cardiovascular, peripheral, and neurological procedures and pathology; therapeutic intervention techniques; and digital angiography.

Upon completing the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification exams in radiography, vascular interventional technology, and cardiac interventional technology.

Students who will have completed all prerequisite courses by June 1 are eligible to apply to this three-year program. Application deadline is January 15. Two students are accepted into this track each year, which begins in the fall.

Required Courses

All of these:
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy (online)3
RSCI:4120CVI Principles (online)4
RSCI:4130Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics (online)3
RSCI:4140CVI Peripheral Procedures and Pathology (online)3
RSCI:4150CVI Neurology and Nonvascular Procedures and Pathology (online)3
RSCI:4160CVI Cardiac Procedures and Pathology (online)4
RSCI:4170Cardiac Interventional Clinical Internship4
RSCI:4180Vascular Interventional Clinical Internship4
RSCI:4190CVI Clinical Internship (online)2
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences (online)3
RSP:2110Pathology for Radiation Sciences2
RSP:2120Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences3
RSP:3130Radiation Safety and Radiobiology2
RSP:3210Medical Ethics and Law2
RSP:3220Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration2
RSP:4110Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences3
RSRT:2110Radiographic Procedures and Analysis I4
RSRT:2120Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship I1
RSRT:2225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship II4
RSRT:2230Radiographic Procedures II3
RSRT:2240Radiographic Analysis II3
RSRT:2250Radiographic Fluoroscopic Procedures2
RSRT:2325Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship III3
RSRT:3115Radiographic Procedures and Analysis III4
RSRT:3125Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship IV4
RSRT:3140Radiographic and Digital Imaging5
RSRT:3220Emotional Intelligence for the Health Care Professional2
RSRT:3225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship V3
RSRT:3230Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment4
RSRT:3325Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VI2
RSRT:4125Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VII1
RSRT:4225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VIII1

Radiologic Technology and Computed Tomography

The radiologic technology component of this program provides education in pathology, radiation biology, radiation protection, patient care, and ethics. Students learn about radiographic procedures, imaging, and evaluation. They become acquainted with imaging equipment, study quality assurance, and participate in supervised clinical education in radiography and computed tomography (CT). The computed tomography component concentrates on sectional anatomy, single and multislice CT, electron beam CT, physiologic and 3D imaging, CT simulation, physics and imaging, and procedures and pathology.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification exams in radiography and computed tomography.

Students who will have completed all prerequisite courses by June 1 are eligible to apply to this three-year program. Application deadline is January 15. Six students are accepted into this track each year, which begins in the fall.

Required Courses

All of these:
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy (online)3
RSCI:4130Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics (online)3
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences (online)3
RSCT:4105Computed Tomography Clinical Internship I2
RSCT:4110CT/MRI Pathology (online)3
RSCT:4115Computed Tomography Clinical Internship II4
RSCT:4120Computed Tomography Procedures I (online)3
RSCT:4125Computed Tomography Procedures II (online)3
RSCT:4130Computed Tomography Physical Principles and QC (online)4
RSCT:4215Computed Tomography Clinical Internship III4
RSP:2110Pathology for Radiation Sciences2
RSP:2120Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences3
RSP:3130Radiation Safety and Radiobiology2
RSP:3210Medical Ethics and Law2
RSP:3220Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration2
RSP:4110Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences3
RSRT:2110Radiographic Procedures and Analysis I4
RSRT:2120Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship I1
RSRT:2225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship II4
RSRT:2230Radiographic Procedures II3
RSRT:2240Radiographic Analysis II3
RSRT:2250Radiographic Fluoroscopic Procedures2
RSRT:2325Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship III3
RSRT:3115Radiographic Procedures and Analysis III4
RSRT:3125Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship IV4
RSRT:3140Radiographic and Digital Imaging5
RSRT:3220Emotional Intelligence for the Health Care Professional2
RSRT:3225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship V3
RSRT:3230Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment4
RSRT:3325Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VI2
RSRT:4125Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VII1
RSRT:4225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VIII1

Radiologic Technology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The radiologic technology component of this program provides education in pathology, radiation biology, radiation protection, patient care, and ethics. Students learn about radiographic procedures, imaging, and evaluation. They become acquainted with imaging equipment, study quality assurance, and participate in supervised clinical education in radiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The magnetic resonance imaging component offers intensive study and practice in MRI, including patient care procedures, pathophysiology, physics, sectional anatomy, and instrumentation.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification exams in radiography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Students who will have completed all prerequisite courses by June 1 are eligible to apply to this three-year program. Application deadline is January 15. Six students are accepted into this track each year, which begins in the fall.

Required Courses

All of these:
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy (online)3
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences (online)3
RSCT:4110CT/MRI Pathology (online)3
RSMR:4110Fundamentals for the MRI Technologist (online)3
RSMR:4120MRI Procedures I (online)4
RSMR:4130MRI Procedures II (online)3
RSMR:4140MRI Acquisition and Principles I (online)3
RSMR:4150MRI Acquisition and Principles II (online)3
RSMR:4160MRI Clinical Internship I2
RSMR:4170MRI Clinical Internship II4
RSMR:4175MRI Clinical Internship III4
RSP:2110Pathology for Radiation Sciences2
RSP:2120Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences3
RSP:3130Radiation Safety and Radiobiology2
RSP:3210Medical Ethics and Law2
RSP:3220Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration2
RSP:4110Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences3
RSRT:2110Radiographic Procedures and Analysis I4
RSRT:2120Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship I1
RSRT:2225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship II4
RSRT:2230Radiographic Procedures II3
RSRT:2240Radiographic Analysis II3
RSRT:2250Radiographic Fluoroscopic Procedures2
RSRT:2325Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship III3
RSRT:3115Radiographic Procedures and Analysis III4
RSRT:3125Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship IV4
RSRT:3140Radiographic and Digital Imaging5
RSRT:3220Emotional Intelligence for the Health Care Professional2
RSRT:3225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship V3
RSRT:3230Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment4
RSRT:3325Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VI2
RSRT:4125Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VII1
RSRT:4225Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VIII1

A radiation therapist functions as a member of a team with physicians (radiation oncologist), physicists, dosimetrists, and nurses to provide treatment using ionizing radiation sources for patients with malignant and some benign diseases. The radiation therapist is responsible for the daily delivery of the prescribed treatment according to the treatment plan prepared by their physician in consultation with the medical physicist. The therapist works with the oncology nurse in the daily assessment of the patient's status and needs during their course of therapy. Radiation therapists are employed in radiation therapy facilities located in hospitals and freestanding centers.

Students completing the Radiation Therapy Program are trained to deliver therapeutic radiation. This two-year program is selective and competitive; acceptance is not guaranteed. Since the program duration is two years, students must have completed a total of 60 s.h., including prerequisite courses by June 1, prior to the start of the program. Students must satisfy all UI admission requirements, complete all prerequisites, and be accepted into the Radiation Therapy professional program following an application and selection process; see Radiation Therapy on the Radiation Sciences Program website. Clinical and didactic education is provided by University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics faculty in the Department of Radiation Oncology, with a hands-on component under the close guidance of licensed radiation therapists. 

Radiation Therapy

The radiation therapy professional program teaches theory and techniques of radiation therapy technology, with emphasis on competence in areas of oncology treatment planning, treatment delivery, dosimetry, and use of megavoltage radiation-producing equipment to administer treatment. Students participate in clinical education in radiation therapy. Radiation therapy students also complete coursework in sectional anatomy and computed tomography (CT)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) pathology. Students have the option of completing coursework in CT procedures and physics, MRI fundamentals and acquisition, or courses in both modalities.

Upon completing the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification exam in radiation therapy. Students will have completed the coursework but not the clinical component to be eligible to apply for the national certification exam in computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging.

Students typically apply to this two-year program during their sophomore year and begin it in fall of their junior year. Application deadline is January 15. Seven students are accepted into this track each year.

Additional Prerequisites

The radiation therapy professional program requires two years of prerequisite coursework. The first year of coursework is listed under "Prerequisites to the Radiation Sciences Major" in the Requirements section.

One of these:
PHYS:1400Basic Physics3
PHYS:1511College Physics I4
Recommended:
PHYS:1512College Physics II4
CHEM:1070General Chemistry I3-4
or CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM:1080General Chemistry II3-4
or CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II
CS:1020Principles of Computing2-3
or BAIS:1500 Business Computing Essentials
STAT:1020Elementary Statistics and Inference3
or STAT:3510 Biostatistics
or STAT:4143 Introduction to Statistical Methods
Electives to reach a total of 60 s.h.6

Required Courses

Upon acceptance into the radiation therapy professional program, students will complete required courses and internships during their third and fourth years.

All of these:
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences (online)3
RSCT:4110CT/MRI Pathology (online)3
RSP:2110Pathology for Radiation Sciences2
RSP:2120Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences3
RSP:3130Radiation Safety and Radiobiology2
RSP:3210Medical Ethics and Law2
RSP:3220Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration2
RSP:4110Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences3
RSTH:3100Introduction to Radiation Therapy3
RSTH:3110Medical Physics I2
RSTH:3120Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship I3
RSTH:3205Principles of Radiation Therapy I3
RSTH:3215Medical Physics II2
RSTH:3225Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship II3
RSTH:3325Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship III4
RSTH:4105Principles of Radiation Therapy II2
RSTH:4125Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship IV4
RSTH:4225Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship V5
RSTH:4230Radiation Therapy Capstone3

Students choose from three options for coursework in their last year of the program, starting with the summer before the fourth year.

Option 1 (MRI Coursework)

Both of these:
RSMR:4110Fundamentals for the MRI Technologist (online)3
RSMR:4140MRI Acquisition and Principles I (online)3
Recommended:
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy (online elective)3
RSMR:4120MRI Procedures I (online elective)4
RSMR:4130MRI Procedures II (online elective)3
RSMR:4150MRI Acquisition and Principles II (online elective)3

Option 2 (CT Coursework)

Both of these:
RSCT:4120Computed Tomography Procedures I (online)3
RSCT:4130Computed Tomography Physical Principles and QC (online)4
Recommended:
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy (online elective)3
RSCI:4130Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics3
RSCT:4125Computed Tomography Procedures II (online elective)3

Option 3 (CT and MRI Coursework)

Both of these:
RSCT:4130Computed Tomography Physical Principles and QC (online)4
RSMR:4110Fundamentals for the MRI Technologist (online)3
Recommended:
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy (online elective)3
RSCT:4120Computed Tomography Procedures I (online elective)3
RSCT:4125Computed Tomography Procedures II (online elective)3
RSMR:4120MRI Procedures I (online elective)4
RSMR:4130MRI Procedures II (online elective)3
RSMR:4140MRI Acquisition and Principles I (online elective)3
RSMR:4150MRI Acquisition and Principles II (online elective)3

The RT to B.S. is an online program designed for registered radiologic technologists and nuclear medicine technologists who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in radiation sciences by distance education. The program requires a minimum of 120 s.h. Students who successfully complete a radiologic technology (RT) or a nuclear medicine technology (NMT) program are awarded 60 s.h. of credit. They also are awarded credit for equivalent coursework that is prerequisite to entering the major. Upon admission to the major, students complete an online modality, advanced courses, and electives for graduation.

Students choose one of five online modalities: breast imaging (BI), cardiovascular interventional (CVI), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or a multi-modality option. The modalities do not require an internship.

In order to be admitted to the radiation sciences major, students must pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) radiography, ARRT nuclear medicine technology, or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) exam. They also must have completed all coursework prerequisite to entering the major with a g.p.a. of at least 2.50, not including RT or NMT program courses. Students may count approved transfer credit toward the required prerequisites; learn more by visiting Transfer Courses in MyUI.

Applicants for admission to the University of Iowa whose first language is not English are strongly encouraged to complete the University of Iowa English Proficiency Evaluation and satisfy the University's English Proficiency Requirements.

The radiation sciences major requires students to complete a minimum of two years of a high school world language prior to admission.

For additional information on UI admission requirements, contact the University's Office of Admissions.

Prerequisites to the Radiation Sciences Major

In addition to the completion of an RT or NMT program, students must complete the following prerequisite courses (25-29 s.h.) before they may enter the radiation sciences major.

Rhetoric

RHET:1030Rhetoric4

Anatomy

One of these:
ACB:3110Principles of Human Anatomy3
HHP:1100Human Anatomy3
HHP:1150Human Anatomy Lecture with Lab4
HHP:3105Anatomy for Human Physiology3
HHP:3115Anatomy for Human Physiology with Lab5

Natural Sciences

One of these:
BIOL:1140Human Biology4
CHEM:1070General Chemistry I3
CHEM:1110Principles of Chemistry I4
HHP:1300Fundamentals of Human Physiology3
HHP:1350Fundamentals of Human Physiology with Laboratory4
HHP:3500Human Physiology3
HHP:3550Human Physiology with Laboratory5
PHYS:1400Basic Physics3-4
PHYS:1511College Physics I4

Quantitative or Formal Reasoning

One of these:
MATH:1020Elementary Functions4
MATH:1440Mathematics for the Biological Sciences4

Psychology

PSY:1001Elementary Psychology3

Medical Terminology

CLSA:3750Medical and Technical Terminology2

Culture, Society, and the Arts

Two courses for 3 s.h. each in two of these areas:
Diversity and Inclusion
Historical Perspectives
International and Global Issues
Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts
Values and Society

See GE CLAS Core (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog for approved courses in the culture, society, and the arts areas listed above.

Once students are admitted to the Carver College of Medicine and the radiation sciences major, they must at least complete their final consecutive 30 s.h. at the University of Iowa, including an online modality (22-25 s.h.), two advanced courses (6 s.h.), and sufficient elective coursework to complete the minimum 120 s.h. and the final consecutive 30 s.h. required for graduation.

Online Modality

Students complete one of the following online modalities.

Breast Imaging

The breast imaging online modality requires the following coursework (22 s.h.).

RSBI:3310Patient Care for Breast Imaging3
RSBI:4110Breast Imaging Procedures and Analysis3
RSBI:4120Anatomy and Pathology for Breast Imaging2
RSBI:4130Breast Imaging Acquisitions and Principles2
RSBI:4210Breast Imaging Advanced Procedures and Analysis3
RSBI:4220Quality Control in Breast Imaging3
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy3
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences3

Cardiovascular Interventional

The cardiovascular interventional online modality requires the following coursework (23 s.h.).

RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy3
RSCI:4120CVI Principles4
RSCI:4130Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics3
RSCI:4140CVI Peripheral Procedures and Pathology3
RSCI:4150CVI Neurology and Nonvascular Procedures and Pathology3
RSCI:4160CVI Cardiac Procedures and Pathology4
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences3

Computed Tomography

The computed tomography online modality requires the following coursework (22 s.h.).

RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy3
RSCI:4130Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics3
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences3
RSCT:4110CT/MRI Pathology3
RSCT:4120Computed Tomography Procedures I3
RSCT:4125Computed Tomography Procedures II3
RSCT:4130Computed Tomography Physical Principles and QC4

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The magnetic resonance imaging online modality requires the following coursework (25 s.h.).

RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy3
RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences3
RSCT:4110CT/MRI Pathology3
RSMR:4110Fundamentals for the MRI Technologist3
RSMR:4120MRI Procedures I4
RSMR:4130MRI Procedures II3
RSMR:4140MRI Acquisition and Principles I3
RSMR:4150MRI Acquisition and Principles II3

Multi-Modality Option 

The multi-modality online modality requires the following coursework (22 s.h.).

RSCT:4100Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences3
RSCI:4110Vascular Anatomy3
Additional 16 s.h. of breast imaging (RSBI), computed tomography (RSCT), cardiovascular interventional (RSCI), or magnetic resonance imaging (RSMR) coursework.16

Course schedules can be found on the Online RT to BS page of the Radiation Sciences Program website.

Advanced Courses

Management and Leadership

One of these:
COMM:1819Organizational Leadership3
MGMT:2100Introduction to Management3
MGMT:3500Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I3

Statistics

One of these:
STAT:1020Elementary Statistics and Inference3
STAT:4143Introduction to Statistical Methods3

Electives

Students choose elective coursework to complete the minimum 120 s.h. required and the final consecutive 30 s.h. necessary to qualify for graduation.

The majority of radiation sciences graduates are employed shortly after graduation. Graduates generally find jobs in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, and physicians’ offices. With experience, and sometimes additional education, they may find related jobs in management, sales, education, or as application specialists. Some students choose to continue their education in a master's, physician assistant, or other related medical program.

Most radiation sciences professionals with full-time jobs work 40 hours a week and may have holiday, weekend, evening, night, and on-call hours.

Students who complete Iowa's professional radiation sciences programs are eligible to apply for national certification exams administered by the appropriate agency in order to practice.

Licensure laws for radiographers, sonographers, and radiation therapists vary from state to state. Iowa is a licensing state, requiring radiographers to have a permit to practice. Passing the national exam is a criterion used to issue a permit to practice.

More information on radiation sciences careers and outcomes may be found on the Radiation Sciences Program website. The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find jobs.

Sample Plans of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Radiation Sciences, B.S.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiac/Vascular

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students apply to the Radiation Sciences B.S. program through a selective process. Acceptance is not guaranteed. a  
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all RS** courses.  
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiac/Vascular professional program is three years in duration.  
 Hours0
First Year
Any Semester
Recommended: health care experience (e.g. CNA), job shadowing in diagnostic medical sonography  
 Hours0
Fall
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
BIOL:1140 Human Biology b, c 3 - 5
MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences d 4
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
RSP:1100 Introduction to the Radiation Sciences f 1
Admission Application: begin preparing materials for Radiation Sciences application (typically due in January) g  
 Hours15-17
Spring
Human Physiology h 3 - 5
Human Anatomy b 3 - 5
PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology 3
CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology 2
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
 Hours14-18
Summer
PHYS:1400 Basic Physics i 3
 Hours3
Second Year
Any Semester
The curriculum shown in the second, third, and fourth years on this plan begins upon acceptance into the Carver College of Medicine, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Program.  
 Hours0
Fall
RSP:2110 Pathology for Radiation Sciences 2
RSP:2120 Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences 3
STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference f 3
RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy 3
CS:1020
Principles of Computing f
or Business Computing Essentials
2 - 3
 Hours13-14
Spring
RSP:3210 Medical Ethics and Law 2
RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences 3
RSCI:4130 Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics 3
RSMS:3110 Foundations of Sonography 3
RSMS:3111 Foundations of Sonography Lab 1
RSMS:3115 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship I 2
 Hours14
Third Year
Fall
RSMS:3100 Cardiac Sonography I 3
RSMS:3101 Cardiac Sonography I Lab 1
RSMS:3150 Cardiac Physiology and Hemodynamics 3
RSMS:3140 Vascular Sonography I 3
RSMS:3141 Vascular Sonography I Lab 1
Elective course j 1 - 3
 Hours12-14
Spring
RSMS:3230 Sonography Principles, Physics, and Instrumentation 3
RSMS:3231 Sonography Principles, Physics, and Instrumentation Lab 1
RSMS:3205 Cardiac Sonography II 3
RSMS:3206 Cardiac Sonography II Lab 1
RSMS:3270 Vascular Sonography II 3
RSMS:3215 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship II 3
 Hours14
Summer
RSMS:3376 Vascular Sonography II Lab 1
RSMS:3315 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship III 4
RSMS:3305 Pediatric Cardiac Sonography f 3
RSMS:3306 Pediatric Cardiac Sonography Laboratory f 1
 Hours9
Fourth Year
Fall
RSMS:4110 Advanced Sonography 3
RSMS:4111 Advanced Sonography Lab 1
RSMS:4120 Advanced Cardiac Sonography 3
RSMS:4121 Advanced Cardiac Sonography Lab 1
RSMS:4115 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship IV 5
RSP:4110 Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences 3
 Hours16
Spring
RSP:3220 Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration 2
RSMS:4220 Multidisciplinary Capstone Seminar 3
RSMS:4215 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship V 5
Elective course j 3 - 4
Elective course j 3
Exam: Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take certification exams.  
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) k  
 Hours16-17
 Total Hours126-136

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and General/Vascular

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students apply to the Radiation Sciences B.S. program through a selective process. Acceptance is not guaranteed. a  
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all RS** courses.  
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography and General/Vascular professional program is three years in duration.  
 Hours0
First Year
Any Semester
Recommended: health care experience (e.g. CNA), job shadowing in diagnostic medical sonography  
 Hours0
Fall
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
BIOL:1140 Human Biology b, c 3 - 5
MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences d 4
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
RSP:1100 Introduction to the Radiation Sciences f 1
Admission Application: begin preparing materials for Radiation Sciences application (typically due in January) g  
 Hours15-17
Spring
Human Physiology h 3 - 5
Human Anatomy c 3 - 5
PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology 3
CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology 2
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
 Hours14-18
Summer
PHYS:1400 Basic Physics i 3
 Hours3
Second Year
Any Semester
The curriculum shown in the second, third, and fourth years on this plan begins upon acceptance into the Carver College of Medicine, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Program.  
 Hours0
Fall
RSP:2110 Pathology for Radiation Sciences 2
RSP:2120 Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences 3
STAT:1020 Elementary Statistics and Inference f 3
RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy 3
CS:1020
Principles of Computing f
or Business Computing Essentials
2 - 3
 Hours13-14
Spring
RSP:3210 Medical Ethics and Law 2
RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences 3
RSCI:4130 Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics 3
RSMS:3110 Foundations of Sonography 3
RSMS:3111 Foundations of Sonography Lab 1
RSMS:3115 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship I 2
 Hours14
Third Year
Fall
RSMS:3120 Abdominal Sonography I 3
RSMS:3121 Abdominal Sonography I Lab 1
RSMS:3130 Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I 3
RSMS:3131 Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I Lab 1
RSMS:3140 Vascular Sonography I 3
RSMS:3141 Vascular Sonography I Lab 1
 Hours12
Spring
RSMS:3230 Sonography Principles, Physics, and Instrumentation 3
RSMS:3231 Sonography Principles, Physics, and Instrumentation Lab 1
RSMS:3240 Abdominal Sonography II 3
RSMS:3250 Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography II 3
RSMS:3270 Vascular Sonography II 3
RSMS:3215 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship II 3
 Hours16
Summer
RSMS:3325 Abdominal Sonography II Lab 1
RSMS:3376 Vascular Sonography II Lab 1
RSMS:3260 Breast Sonography f 2
RSMS:3300 Pediatric Sonography f 3
RSMS:3315 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship III 4
 Hours11
Fourth Year
Fall
RSMS:4110 Advanced Sonography 3
RSMS:4111 Advanced Sonography Lab 1
RSMS:4115 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship IV 5
RSP:4110 Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences 3
 Hours12
Spring
RSP:3220 Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration 2
RSMS:4220 Multidisciplinary Capstone Seminar 3
RSMS:4215 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Internship V 5
Elective course j 3 - 4
Elective course j 3
Exam: Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take certification exams.  
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) k  
 Hours16-17
 Total Hours126-134

Radiologic Technology and Breast Imaging

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students apply to the Radiation Sciences B.S. program through a selective process. Acceptance is not guaranteed. a  
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all RS** courses.  
The Radiologic Technology and Breast Imaging professional program is four years in duration.  
 Hours0
First Year
Any Semester
Recommended: health care experience (e.g. CNA), job shadowing in radiologic technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiovascular interventional, and breast imaging.  
 Hours0
Fall
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
BIOL:1140 Human Biology b, c 3 - 4
MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences d 4
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
RSP:1100 Introduction to the Radiation Sciences f 1
Admission Application: begin preparing materials for Radiation Sciences application (typically due in January) g  
 Hours15-16
Spring
Human Physiology h 3 - 5
Human Anatomy b, i 3 - 5
PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology 3
CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology 2
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
 Hours14-18
Second Year
Any Semester
The curriculum shown in the second, third, and fourth years on this plan begins upon acceptance into the Carver College of Medicine, Radiologic Technology Professional Program.  
 Hours0
Fall
RSRT:2110 Radiographic Procedures and Analysis I 4
RSRT:2120 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship I 1
RSP:2110 Pathology for Radiation Sciences 2
RSP:2120 Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences 3
RSP:3130 Radiation Safety and Radiobiology 2
 Hours12
Spring
RSRT:2225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship II 4
RSRT:2230 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RSRT:2240 Radiographic Analysis II 3
RSRT:2250 Radiographic Fluoroscopic Procedures 2
RSP:3210 Medical Ethics and Law 2
 Hours14
Summer
RSRT:2325 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship III 3
RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences 3
 Hours6
Third Year
Fall
RSRT:3115 Radiographic Procedures and Analysis III 4
RSRT:3125 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship IV 4
RSRT:3140 Radiographic and Digital Imaging 5
 Hours13
Spring
RSRT:3220 Emotional Intelligence for the Health Care Professional 2
RSRT:3225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship V 3
RSRT:3230 Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment 4
RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy 3
 Hours12
Summer
RSRT:3325 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VI 2
RSBI:3310 Patient Care for Breast Imaging 3
RSBI:3315 Breast Imaging Clinical Internship I 2
 Hours7
Fourth Year
Fall
RSRT:4125 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VII 1
RSP:4110 Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences 3
RSBI:4110 Breast Imaging Procedures and Analysis 3
RSBI:4120 Anatomy and Pathology for Breast Imaging 2
RSBI:4130 Breast Imaging Acquisitions and Principles 2
RSBI:4115 Breast Imaging Clinical Internship II 4
 Hours15
Spring
RSRT:4225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VIII 1
RSP:3220 Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration 2
RSBI:4210 Breast Imaging Advanced Procedures and Analysis 3
RSBI:4220 Quality Control in Breast Imaging 3
RSBI:4215 Breast Imaging Clinical Internship III 4
Exam: Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take certification exams.  
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) j  
 Hours13
 Total Hours121-126

Radiologic Technology and Cardiovascular Interventional

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students apply to the Radiation Sciences B.S. program through a selective process. Acceptance is not guaranteed. a  
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all RS** courses.  
The Radiologic Technology and Cardiovascular Interventional professional program is three years in duration.  
 Hours0
First Year
Any Semester
Recommended: health care experience (e.g. CNA), job shadowing in radiologic technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiovascular interventional, and breast imaging.  
 Hours0
Fall
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
BIOL:1140 Human Biology b, c 3 - 4
MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences d 4
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
RSP:1100 Introduction to the Radiation Sciences f 1
Admission Application: begin preparing materials for Radiation Sciences application (typically due in January) g  
 Hours15-16
Spring
Human Physiology h 3 - 5
Human Anatomy c, i 3 - 5
PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology 3
CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology 2
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
 Hours14-18
Second Year
Any Semester
The curriculum shown in the second, third, and fourth years on this plan begins upon acceptance into the Carver College of Medicine, Radiologic Technology Professional Program.  
 Hours0
Fall
RSRT:2110 Radiographic Procedures and Analysis I 4
RSRT:2120 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship I 1
RSP:2110 Pathology for Radiation Sciences 2
RSP:2120 Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences 3
RSP:3130 Radiation Safety and Radiobiology 2
 Hours12
Spring
RSRT:2225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship II 4
RSRT:2230 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RSRT:2240 Radiographic Analysis II 3
RSRT:2250 Radiographic Fluoroscopic Procedures 2
RSP:3210 Medical Ethics and Law 2
 Hours14
Summer
RSRT:2325 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship III 3
RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences 3
 Hours6
Third Year
Fall
RSRT:3115 Radiographic Procedures and Analysis III 4
RSRT:3125 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship IV 4
RSRT:3140 Radiographic and Digital Imaging 5
 Hours13
Spring
RSRT:3220 Emotional Intelligence for the Health Care Professional 2
RSRT:3230 Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment 4
RSRT:3225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship V 3
RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy 3
 Hours12
Summer
RSRT:3325 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VI 2
RSCI:4120 CVI Principles 4
RSCI:4190 CVI Clinical Internship 2
 Hours8
Fourth Year
Fall
RSRT:4125 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VII 1
RSP:4110 Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences 3
RSCI:4140 CVI Peripheral Procedures and Pathology 3
RSCI:4150 CVI Neurology and Nonvascular Procedures and Pathology 3
RSCI:4180 Vascular Interventional Clinical Internship 4
 Hours14
Spring
RSRT:4225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VIII 1
RSCI:4130 Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics 3
RSCI:4160 CVI Cardiac Procedures and Pathology 4
RSCI:4170 Cardiac Interventional Clinical Internship 4
RSP:3220 Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration 2
Exam: Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take certification exams.  
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) j  
 Hours14
 Total Hours122-127

Radiologic Technology and Computed Tomography

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students apply to the Radiation Sciences B.S. program through a selective process. Acceptance is not guaranteed. a  
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all RS** courses.  
The Radiologic Technology and Computed Tomography professional program is three years in duration.  
 Hours0
First Year
Any Semester
Recommended: health care experience (e.g. CNA), job shadowing in radiologic technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiovascular interventional, and breast imaging.  
 Hours0
Fall
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
BIOL:1140 Human Biology b, c 3 - 4
MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences d 4
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
RSP:1100 Introduction to the Radiation Sciences f 1
Admission Application: begin preparing materials for Radiation Sciences application (typically due in January) g  
 Hours15-16
Spring
Human Physiology h 3 - 5
Human Anatomy c, i 3 - 5
PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology 3
CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology 2
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
 Hours14-18
Second Year
Any Semester
The curriculum shown in the second, third, and fourth years on this plan begins upon acceptance into the Carver College of Medicine, Radiologic Technology Professional Program.  
 Hours0
Fall
RSRT:2110 Radiographic Procedures and Analysis I 4
RSRT:2120 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship I 1
RSP:2110 Pathology for Radiation Sciences 2
RSP:2120 Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences 3
RSP:3130 Radiation Safety and Radiobiology 2
 Hours12
Spring
RSRT:2225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship II 4
RSRT:2230 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RSRT:2240 Radiographic Analysis II 3
RSRT:2250 Radiographic Fluoroscopic Procedures 2
RSP:3210 Medical Ethics and Law 2
 Hours14
Summer
RSRT:2325 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship III 3
RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences 3
 Hours6
Third Year
Fall
RSRT:3115 Radiographic Procedures and Analysis III 4
RSRT:3125 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship IV 4
RSRT:3140 Radiographic and Digital Imaging 5
 Hours13
Spring
RSRT:3220 Emotional Intelligence for the Health Care Professional 2
RSRT:3225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship V 3
RSRT:3230 Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment 4
RSCI:4130 Electrocardiogram and Hemodynamics 3
 Hours12
Summer
RSRT:3325 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VI 2
RSCT:4130 Computed Tomography Physical Principles and QC 4
RSCT:4105 Computed Tomography Clinical Internship I 2
 Hours8
Fourth Year
Fall
RSRT:4125 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VII 1
RSCT:4115 Computed Tomography Clinical Internship II 4
RSCT:4120 Computed Tomography Procedures I 3
RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy 3
RSP:4110 Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences 3
 Hours14
Spring
RSRT:4225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VIII 1
RSCT:4110 CT/MRI Pathology 3
RSCT:4125 Computed Tomography Procedures II 3
RSCT:4215 Computed Tomography Clinical Internship III 4
RSP:3220 Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration 2
Exam: Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take certification exams.  
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) j  
 Hours13
 Total Hours121-126

Radiologic Technology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students apply to the Radiation Sciences B.S. program through a selective process. Acceptance is not guaranteed. a  
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all RS** courses.  
The Radiologic Technology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging professional program is three years in duration.  
 Hours0
First Year
Any Semester
Recommended: health care experience (e.g. CNA), job shadowing in radiologic technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiovascular interventional, and breast imaging.  
 Hours0
Fall
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
BIOL:1140 Human Biology b, c 3 - 5
MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences d 4
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
RSP:1100 Introduction to the Radiation Sciences f 1
Admission Application: begin preparing materials for Radiation Sciences application (typically due in January) g  
 Hours15-17
Spring
Human Physiology h 3 - 5
Human Anatomy b, i 3 - 5
PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology 3
CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology 2
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
 Hours14-18
Second Year
Any Semester
The curriculum shown in the second, third, and fourth years on this plan begins upon acceptance into the Carver College of Medicine, Radiologic Technology Professional Program.  
 Hours0
Fall
RSRT:2110 Radiographic Procedures and Analysis I 4
RSRT:2120 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship I 1
RSP:2110 Pathology for Radiation Sciences 2
RSP:2120 Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences 3
RSP:3130 Radiation Safety and Radiobiology 2
 Hours12
Spring
RSRT:2225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship II 4
RSRT:2230 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RSRT:2240 Radiographic Analysis II 3
RSRT:2250 Radiographic Fluoroscopic Procedures 2
RSP:3210 Medical Ethics and Law 2
 Hours14
Summer
RSRT:2325 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship III 3
RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences 3
 Hours6
Third Year
Fall
RSRT:3115 Radiographic Procedures and Analysis III 4
RSRT:3125 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship IV 4
RSRT:3140 Radiographic and Digital Imaging 5
 Hours13
Spring
RSRT:3220 Emotional Intelligence for the Health Care Professional 2
RSRT:3225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship V 3
RSRT:3230 Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment 4
RSCT:4110 CT/MRI Pathology 3
RSMR:4110 Fundamentals for the MRI Technologist 3
 Hours15
Summer
RSRT:3325 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VI 2
RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy 3
RSMR:4160 MRI Clinical Internship I 2
 Hours7
Fourth Year
Fall
RSRT:4125 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VII 1
RSP:4110 Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences 3
RSMR:4120 MRI Procedures I 4
RSMR:4140 MRI Acquisition and Principles I 3
RSMR:4170 MRI Clinical Internship II 4
 Hours15
Spring
RSRT:4225 Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship VIII 1
RSP:3220 Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration 2
RSMR:4130 MRI Procedures II 3
RSMR:4150 MRI Acquisition and Principles II 3
RSMR:4175 MRI Clinical Internship III 4
Exam: Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take certification exams.  
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) j  
 Hours13
 Total Hours124-130

Radiation Therapy

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students apply to the Radiation Sciences B.S. program through a selective process. Acceptance is not guaranteed. a  
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all RS** courses.  
The Radiation Therapy professional program is two years in duration.  
 Hours0
First Year
Any Semester
Recommended: health care experience (e.g. CNA), job shadowing in radiation therapy  
 Hours0
Fall
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
BIOL:1140 Human Biology b, c 3 - 5
MATH:1440 Mathematics for the Biological Sciences d 4
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
RSP:1100 Introduction to the Radiation Sciences f 1
 Hours15-17
Spring
Human Physiology g 3 - 5
Human Anatomy b, h 3 - 5
PSY:1001 Elementary Psychology 3
CLSA:3750 Medical and Technical Terminology 2
GE: General Education course (DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC) e 3
 Hours14-18
Second Year
Fall
CHEM:1110
Principles of Chemistry I f, i
or General Chemistry I
3 - 4
PHYS:1511
College Physics I
or Basic Physics
3 - 4
BAIS:1500
Business Computing Essentials f
or Principles of Computing
2 - 3
Elective course 3 - 4
Elective course 3
Admission Application: begin preparing materials for Radiation Sciences application (typically due in January) j  
 Hours14-18
Spring
CHEM:1080
General Chemistry II f
or Principles of Chemistry II
3 - 4
PHYS:1512 College Physics II f 4
STAT:1020
Elementary Statistics and Inference f
or Introduction to Statistical Methods
or Biostatistics
3
Elective course 3 - 4
 Hours13-15
Third Year
Any Semester
The curriculum shown in the third and fourth years on this plan begins upon acceptance into the Carver College of Medicine, Radiation Therapy Professional Program.  
 Hours0
Fall
RSP:2120 Patient Care for the Radiation Sciences 3
RSP:3130 Radiation Safety and Radiobiology 2
RSP:2110 Pathology for Radiation Sciences 2
RSTH:3110 Medical Physics I 2
RSTH:3100 Introduction to Radiation Therapy 3
RSTH:3120 Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship I 3
 Hours15
Spring
RSP:3210 Medical Ethics and Law 2
RSTH:3205 Principles of Radiation Therapy I 3
RSTH:3215 Medical Physics II 2
RSTH:3225 Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship II 3
RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences 3
 Hours13
Summer
Students select one area of interest prior to the junior summer semester: MRI, CT, or CT/MRI. The plan below is for the CT/MRI option.  
RSTH:3325 Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship III 4
RSMR:4110 Fundamentals for the MRI Technologist k 3
 Hours7
Fourth Year
Fall
RSCT:4130 Computed Tomography Physical Principles and QC l 4
RSTH:4105 Principles of Radiation Therapy II 2
RSTH:4125 Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship IV 4
RSP:4110 Research Methodology for Radiation Sciences 3
 Hours13
Spring
RSTH:4230 Radiation Therapy Capstone 3
RSTH:4225 Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship V 5
RSCT:4110 CT/MRI Pathology 3
RSP:3220 Radiation Sciences Quality Management and Health Care Administration 2
Exam: Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take certification exams.  
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) m  
 Hours13
 Total Hours117-129