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

This degree completion program is for clinicians who hold a professional credential in nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography. The degree is a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Radiation Sciences and does not contain a clinical component. 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 requirements that you have remaining will be emailed to you within two weeks. 

The purpose of the program is to provide an online opportunity for working professionals who are pursuing career enhancement by obtaining a bachelor degree. The interdisciplinary aspect of the program promotes interprofessional learning across different imaging disciplines, which is a hallmark of today’s health care environment.

The benefits of this program include:

  • ability to take a class anywhere there is access to the internet;
  • flexibility to fulfill work and family responsibilities while working toward a degree; and
  • college credit awarded for prior credential, degree, and work experience.

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

  • hold a current credential as RT(R), RT(N), CNMT, RT(T), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, ACS, RCCS, RCS, or RVS; and
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework.  All attempts of a course are included in the calculation of GPA.

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; 
  • have five years of clinical work experience in a radiation sciences profession.

AND meet one of the following requirements:

  • hold an associate degree and with the appropriate General Education requirements completed for a bachelor degree (must have a minimum of 60 credit hours of prerequisites).; or
  • completed the list of prerequisites that includes General Education requirements for a bachelor degree (must have a minimum of 60 credit hours of prerequisites).

Not a resident of Oklahoma?  Due to Federal Regulations, the State you live in must allow OU to offer coursework within your State.  Many States participate in a distance education agreement as part of the SARA agreement to allow students to take online courses at OU. If your State is not listed as an "approved SARA State," please contact us directly at 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 prerequisites. 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.

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

Prerequisite List (for students with a Certificate)

Check the Transfer Equivalencies Database or with your school advisor regarding equivalent courses. If you do not take prerequisites classes at OU it is your responsibility to verify that your courses will transfer by using the transfer equivalencies database or by asking for a transcript review.

  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 admission 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 a Program Evaluation to Leslee Smith at (405) 271-1424 or email at Please include full name, address, email, contact number, and copies of all transcripts. Complete the following form to start a transcript review.

All students in the Radiation Science Program pay the in-state tuition rate for all OUHSC courses. A tuition waiver is given to non-residents each semester so that tuition and fees are equal to in-state tuition rates. *Note: There is one general-education course required by the OU Regents for graduation and it is only offered through the OU-Norman campus. This OU-Norman course does not waive non-resident tuition rates.

Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to - a personal computer, textbooks, course fees, insurance, and other supplies. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.

Additional cost information:

Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees for all OUHSC courses
Student Financial Aid
OU-Norman Tuition and Fees

The curriculum is designed to provide the working adult maximum flexibility in course completion. Students holding a credential in a medical imaging and radiation therapy profession, with prior work experience in the field, will be awarded up to 30 credit hours. Thirty-one credit hours of coursework is be provided via the internet by the University of Oklahoma. Twenty-eight credit hours are required program courses. The student must also complete three credit hours of electives.

Total Required Programmatic Course Credits = 28 hours
Additional Elective Course Credits = 3 hours (offered through OU-Norman and/or OUHSC) 
Awarded credits (based on prior credentialing, education, and experience) = 30 hours 

Total program credit hours for Bachelor of Science Degree = 61 hours

The curriculum sequence is designed to be an 18-month program beginning with the Fall semester. Students who begin the curriculum in the Spring semester may not be able to complete the curriculum in an 18-month timeframe. Students who have other obligations and want a lighter course load may elect to complete the degree in 24-60 months. Click to see other course sequence options; two other Fall start options, and two other Spring start options. Ultimately, students have 60 months to complete all coursework required for graduation, so the curriculum can be tailored to the individuals timeline. 

Semester 1: Fall

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
First-Year Experience Selective Course  UCOL 15X3 3
Professional Seminar MIRS 4422 2
Principles I* MIRS 34XX 2
Principles II* MIRS 34XX 2
Writing Seminar MIRS 3422 2

Semester 2: Spring

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

Semester 3: Fall

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Elective Course   3
Correlative Imaging MIRS 4272 2
Principles III* MIRS 34XX 2
Instrumentation and Safety MIRS 3493 3

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

OUHSC and OU Norman offers classes that will count toward electives in the areas of administration/management or advanced imaging.

Course Descriptions

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
College of Allied Health
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1200 N Stonewall Avenue, Room 3021
Oklahoma City, OK  73117-1215

Leslee Smith
Senior Student Program Coordinator 
Phone:  (405) 271-6477
Fax:  (405) 271-1424
Email Leslee Smith

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

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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 .    

The complaint process for program issues begins at the college level.  The College of Allied Health contact is Mark Britton, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at (405)271-6588 or  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

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