BS IN MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION SCIENCES - RADIATION SCIENCES (ONLINE PROGRAM)

B.S. in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Radiation Sciences (online program)

The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences offers an online non-clinical degree completion program for clinicians holding a professional credential in nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography. The degree offered is a 100% web-based Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences. It allows working adults with current credentials to finish their Bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months.

Interested in the program, but not sure if you have all the prerequisites to apply? Click here to start a transcript review.  A detailed list of what is required to apply will be emailed to you within two weeks.

Not from Oklahoma?  Due to Federal Regulations, the State you live in must allow OU to offer coursework within your State.  Please click here to ensure that your State participates in distance education as part of the SARA agreement.  If your State is not listed as an "approved SARA State", please contact us directly to see if you qualify to be a distance education student at OU.

The purpose of the program is to provide a web delivered career ladder program for working professionals pursuing:

  • career enhancement,
  • clinical management positions, or
  • leadership roles. 

The interdisciplinary aspect of the program will promote expansion of knowledge across imaging disciplines and collaboration among disciplines, which are hallmarks of today’s health care environment.

The benefits of this program include:

  • ability to go to class anywhere there is access to the World-Wide-Web;
  • flexibility to fulfill work and family responsibilities while working toward a degree;
  • college credit awarded for prior credential, degree, and work experience; and
  • access to other students, professors, and professionals through bulletin board discussions.

Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible for admission to the program:

  • hold current credential as RT(R), RT(N), CNMT, RT(T), RDMS, RDCS, or RVT; and
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework.  The College of Allied Health does not recognize academic forgiveness nor reprieve policies. All attempts of a course are included in the calculation of GPAs.

AND meet one of the following requirements:

  • successfully completed a programmatically accredited program in nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography with one year work experience; or
  • have five years of work experience in a radiation sciences profession.

AND meet one of the following requirements:

  • hold an associate degree and completed appropriate General Education requirements for a baccalaureate degree; or
  • complete the defined list of prerequisites (must have a minimum of 60 credit hours prior to beginning the program).

Not from Oklahoma?  Due to Federal Regulations, the State you live in must allow OU to offer coursework within your State.  Please click here to ensure that your State participates in distance education as part of the SARA agreement.  If your State is not listed as an "approved SARA State", please contact us directly to see if you qualify to be a distance education student at OU.

Prerequisites are specific according to the degree or certificate received and when the applicant began college. All students must enter the program with at least 60 hours of prior college course work.  Applicants can finish their last two prerequisite courses after being admitted to the program.  Prerequisites can be viewed by opening one of the documents below with Adobe Reader.

Check the Transfer Equivalencies Database or with your school advisor regarding equivalent courses.  

Prerequisite List (for students with Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science)

Prerequisite List (for students with a Certificate)

  1. Review and follow the instructions for application to the College of Allied Health
  2. The Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Admissions Committee will consider applications on an individual basis. Any exceptions will be made on an individual basis. Students wishing to be considered for Fall admissions must submit their entire application and official, sealed transcripts by June 1. Students wishing to be considered for Spring admission must submit their entire application and official, sealed transcripts by November 1.
  3. The applicant must accept or decline the position through their online application within 14 days of the application decision.
  4. Students accepted are required to confirm their intention to enroll by paying a non-refundable deposit on enrollment, applied toward tuition and fees during the first term.
  5. If you would like an advisor to evaluate your transcripts to determine any remaining prerequisites needed, please fax a request for Web Program Evaluation to Leslee Smith at (405) 271-1424 . Please include full name, address, email, contact number, and copies of all transcripts. Complete the following form to start a transcript review.

A tuition waiver is given to out-of-state residents in the Radiation Sciences program for each semester equal to in-state tuition rates.  Students will pay the in-state tuition rate for this program.

Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance, and supplies. Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for expenses associated with clinical requirements. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.

Additional cost information:

Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees
Student Financial Aid
8-Week Session Refund Procedure

The curriculum is designed to provide the working adult maximum flexibility in course completion. Students holding a national entry credential in a radiation science profession with prior work experience in the field will be awarded up to 30 credit hours. Twenty-five credit hours of coursework will be provided via the internet by the department. The student must also complete six credit hours of guided electives that may be completed at any accredited college or university in the areas of ethics, administration/management, research methods/statistics, and/or educational methodology.

Awarded credit (based on prior credentialing, education, experience, and previous elective coursework) = 30 hours
Total Programmatic Courses = 25 hours
Additional Elective Courses = 6 hours (at any accredited college or university)
Total OUHSC hours for Bachelor of Science Degree = 61 hours


Faculty advisors in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences will assist students in selecting courses that fulfill their individual professional goals and interests. These courses may be taken at any accredited college or university, in a traditional classroom format or via the Internet. Students are encouraged to integrate these courses within the programmatic courses rather than save them for the end of the program.

The semester curriculum sequence is set up to be an 18 month program beginning the Fall semester. Students who begin the curriculum in the Spring may not be able to complete the curriculum in the intended 18 months. Students who work and want a lighter course load may elect to complete the degree in 24 months or longer.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Correlative Imaging MIRS 4272 2
Professional Seminar MIRS 4422 2
Principles I* MIRS 34XX 2
Principles II* MIRS 34XX 2
Writing Seminar MIRS 3422 2

 

 

 

Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Health Administration MIRS 4452 2
Clinical Accreditation & Regulation MIRS 4412 2
Ethics in Film AHS 4413 3
Multidisciplinary Capstone Seminar MIRS 4963 3

 

Year 2

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Outside Elective Course   3
Outside Elective Course   3
Principles III MIRS 34XX 2
Instrumentation and Safety MIRS 3493 3

 

Curriculum Notes

*Student must take three of the four Principles courses that survey professions outside their credential, including: radiography MIRS 3412, nuclear medicine MIRS 3432, radiation therapy MIRS 3452 and sonography MIRS 3802.

Classes that OUHSC offers that can be counted toward outside elective hours are listed below. Additional information about outside electives can be found here.  Students who have not previously taken these classes or do not hold the specific credential can enroll in the following courses: 

Course Name Course Number  Credit Hours Semester Offered
Computed Tomography MIRS 4173  3 Fall
Sectional Anatomy MIRS 4152 2 Fall
Library Tools AHS 4211 1 Summer
Support Group MIRS 3511 1 Spring
PACS MIRS 4222 2 Spring

 

 

Course Descriptions

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Leslee Smith
Staff Assistant, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-0901
Phone: (405) 271-6477
Fax: (405) 271-1424
Email Leslee Smith

Office of Academic and Student Services
Phone: (405) 271-6588
Email

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the prospective student's page to utilize resources such as the transfer equivalency tables, admission statistics, job shadowing, gpa calculation, tuition cost, scholarships, student life, campus resources, etc.


Distance Education Complaint Process

It is the intention of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to comply with all Federal and State regulations related to distance education.   Federal distance education requirements and a detailed description of the complaint process are found at ou.edu/content/distanceeducation.html .    

The complaint process for program issues begins at the college level.  The contact for the College of Allied Health is Susan Tucker, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at (405)271-552; Susan-Tucker@ouhsc.edu.  If complaints cannot be resolved at the college level, you may file a complaint with Dr. Valerie Williams, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at 405.271.5557 or vpacaffairs@ouhsc.edu.

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