About the Program

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The Radiologic Imaging Sciences program offers two enrollment options: a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Imaging Sciences, and an online Bachelor of Science Degree Completion program for those who hold an Associate’s Degree in the field.  A Short Track Examination Preparation track is also available for ARRT-registered technologists who wish to prepare for a specialty examination.  Please refer to the specific program section depending on the enrollment option being considered.

The department has two program sites:  Little Rock and Fayetteville (UAMS Northwest Campus).  Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree program requirements qualifies the student to apply for the national certification examination.  Successful completion of the program does not itself insure certification. The program’s mission, goals, and competencies/ learning outcomes can be found on the department website.

Associate of Science Degree:  The Associate of Science Degree program is a full-time, day program with a cohort of 35-37 students beginning each fall semester in Little Rock and Fayetteville.  It consists of four fall/spring semesters with one intervening summer session.  The program consists of 35 credits of prerequisite course work and 60 credits in the RIS curriculum for a total of 95 credits.  The Associate of Science in Radiologic Imaging Science program is no longer accepting applications and will be closed once all currently enrolled students complete the program.  Please read about our Bachelor of Science Degree program instead. 

Bachelor of Science Degree: The Bachelor of Science Degree program is a full-time, day program with a cohort of 35-37 students beginning each fall semester in Little Rock and Fayetteville.  It consists of six semesters.  The program consists of 35 credits of prerequisite course work and 85 credits in the RIS curriculum for a total of 120 credits.

Bachelor of Science Online Degree Completion:  The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Imaging Sciences Degree Completion program consists of 35 semester credits of prerequisite course work and successful completion of an Associate of Sciences in Medical Imaging or Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology.  Students with an Associate of Science in Medical Radiography from UAMS are required to successfully complete 25 credits in the B.S. degree completion program.  Students with an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from a different accredited college or university are required to successfully complete 32-40 credits in the B.S. degree completion program.  All B.S. degree completion courses are offered online.  Practicum courses provide the clinical component of the curriculum. Students should secure a clinical site with assistance from the program.  Students who completed a non-degree certificate/hospital based program and are currently in CE compliance with the ARRT should contact the program director for more information.

Short Track Examination Preparation (STEP):  The Division offers short tracks in areas such as CT, MRI, Cardiac & Vascular Intervention, and Mammography for ARRT-registered technologists who wish to prepare for a specialty examination and who do not wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Imaging Sciences.  Contact the division director for more information.