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Program Curriculum

Associate of Science in Medical Radiography Degree

The following 60 SC are offered in the Associate of Science in Medical Radiography professional program. All courses as listed below must be successfully completed to obtain the Associate of Science degree.

Course #TitleSemester Credit
Year 1
Fall
RISP 2121Basic Patient Care Lab1
RISP 2123Radiographic Procedures I Laboratory1
RISP 2212Radiologic Anatomy2
RISP 2226Clinic Practicum I2
RISP 2421Basic Patient Care4
RISP 2322Radiographic Procedures I3
RISP 2331Radiation Physics3
16
Spring
RISP 2324Radiographic Exposure3
RISP 2332Radiographic Procedures II3
RISP 2334Radiologic Imaging3
RISP 2335Clinic Practicum II3
12
Summer
RISP 3541Clinic Practicum III5
5
Year 2
Fall
RISP 3253Radiographic Procedures III2
RISP 3351Special Imaging Procedures3
RISP 3352Radiation Protection and Radiobiology3
RISP 3554Clinic Practicum IV5
13
Spring
RISP 3213Radiographic Sectional Anatomy2
RISP 3242Professional Development2
RISP 3461Radiologic Pathology4
RISP 3663Clinic Practicum V6
14
TOTAL60

All program courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher for progression to the next semester and for graduation.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to earn the degree.


Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Imaging Sciences

The following 85 credits are required in the Bachelor of Science degree program.  Please note that this program track is currently in development and the curriculum layout below is subject to change.

Course #TitleSemester Credit
Year 1
Fall
RISP 2121Basic Patient Care Lab1
RISP 2123Radiographic Procedures I Laboratory1
RISP 2212Radiologic Anatomy2
RISP 2226Clinic Practicum I2
RISP 2322Radiographic Procedures I3
RISP 2331Radiation Physics3
RISP 2421Basic Patient Care4
16
Spring
RISP 2324Radiographic Exposure4
RISP 2332Radiographic Procedures II3
RISP 2335Clinic Practicum II3
RISP 3352Radiation Protection and Radiobiology3
RISP 3351Special Imaging Procedures3
16
Summer
CHPI 4133Patient- and Family-Centered Care2
RISP 3213Radiographic Sectional Anatomy2
RISP 3541Clinic Practicum III4
8
Year 2
Fall
CHPI 4301Healthcare Systems in America3
RISP 3253Radiographic Procedures III3
RISP 3554Clinic Practicum IV5
RISP 4394Current Issues in Healthcare3
RISP 43XXSpecialty I*3
17
Spring
RISP 3461Radiologic Pathology3
RISP 3663Clinic Practicum V6
RISP 4381Imaging of Special Populations3
RISP 4382Advanced Patient Care3
RISP 43XXSpecialty II*3
18
Summer
RISP 3242Professional Development2
RISP 4310Multicultural Health3
RISP 45XXSpecialty Clinical Practice*5
10
TOTAL85
*Student selects one area of specialty among mammography, vascular, cardiac interventional, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

All program courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher for progression to the next semester and for graduation.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to earn the degree.


Bachelor of Science Degree Completion in Radiologic Imaging Sciences

The following courses are offered in the Bachelor of Science degree completion program.

Course #TitleSemester Credit
Required Core Imaging Curriculum
RISP 4381Imaging of Special Populations3
RISP 4382Advanced Patient Care3
RISP 4394Current Issues in Health Care3
9
Electives for Imaging Curriculum**
RISP 4375Mammographic Fundamentals3
RISP 4376Mammographic Procedures & Techniques*3
RISP 4377Cardiac Interventional I3
RISP 4378Cardiac Interventional II*3
RISP 4386Physics of CT3
RISP 4387CT Procedures3
RISP 4392Physics of MRI3
RISP 4393MR Procedures3
RISP 4395Vascular Interventional I3
RISP 4396Vascular Interventional II*3
RISP 4398Managerial Leadership3
RISP 4399Research in the Radiologic Sciences3
RISP 4579Cardiac Interventional Practicum5
RISP 4585Mammography Practicum5
RISP 4588CT Practicum5
RISP 4594MRI Practicum5
RISP 4597Vascular Interventional Practicum5

All program courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher for progression to the next semester and for graduation.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to earn the degree.

* Indicates that this course has a prerequisite course that must be taken first.  RISP 4375 must be taken before RISP 4376, RISP 4377 must be taken before RISP 4378, and RISP 4395 must be taken before RISP 4396.

**A minimum enrollment number is required in order to be able to offer an elective course.