Prerequisite Courses

The information below applies to the Fall 2022 admission cycle.

A minimum of 29 credits of the following 35 prerequisite credits are required for admission to both the Traditional and the Online Degree Completion programs.  Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, and College Algebra must be completed before enrollment into the program.  An Associate of Science degree in Medical Radiography or an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology is also required for admission into the Online Degree Completion program.  All listed courses are required from a regionally accredited post-secondary academic institution with a grade of “C” or better. No more than 6 credits of prerequisite coursework may be completed while enrolled in the program.  The outstanding credits must be completed prior to graduation.  If in doubt of the suitability of the following prerequisite courses, please contact the CHP Office of Admissions.

NOTE:  Admissions is aware that due to COVID-19 and the impact on colleges and universities, some students are being issued pass/fail, credit/no credit prerequisite grades. We are acceptable of that grading system during the semesters/quarters impacted by COVID-19 as long as the college or university documents “pass/P or credit/CR” and the credit hours on the transcript. 

Our Advisor’s Manual, a guide to taking these prerequisites at various institutions in Arkansas, is available by clicking the button below.

Download the Advisor's Manual for Radiologic Imaging Sciences
Area/Typical Course TitleMinimum Semester Credit
English Composition
Two-semester sequence of English Composition6
Speech Communication*
Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication3
College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics)3
Two-semester sequence of Anatomy and Physiology with laboratories or a whole body systems course with lab and Biology with lab**8
Fine Arts3
Music, Art or Theater
Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities
History of the United States or National Government3
Other Social Sciences
Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, or Economics6

*An additional Humanities or Fine Arts course may be substituted for Speech Communication.

**Anatomy and physiology courses must cover all body systems and include accompanying laboratory sections.

Advanced Placement (AP) credits are only accepted for the general education requirements and cannot be used to satisfy the math and science requirements.

Only grades of C or higher are acceptable for all prerequisite coursework.