Imaging Sciences - Bachelor of Science

Admission Criteria

  1. Unconditional acceptance to Morehead State University through the Office of Enrollment Services. The office may be contacted at 606-783-2000.
  2. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of "C" (some courses can be transferred from other institutions):

    Choose one of the following:

    BIOL 234 — Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I (NSC I exchange) and BIOL 235 — Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology (three hours) OR

    BIOL 244 — Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 244A — Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab, BIOL 245 — Human Anatomy and Physiology II, and BIOL 245A — Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (eight hours)

    CIS 101 — Computer Literacy

    COMS 108 — Fund. of Speech Communication

    ENG 100 — Writing I

    ENG 200 — Writing II

    MATH 152 — College Algebra

    IMS/NURS 202 — Medical Terminology

    HUM I and HUM II — Humanities Distribution Requirements

    BIOL 234 (NSC I exchange) and NSC II — Natural Sciences Distribution Requirements

    SBS I and SBS II — Social and Behavioral Science Requirements

    *FYS 101— First Year Seminar

    Total General Education and Support Courses: 38-46

    *Transfer students with more than 24 credit hours are exempt from this course and must complete an additional social and behavioral science course to meet general education requirements. FYS 101 or the additional social and behavioral sciences course is not calculated in admission GPA.

  3. More than two failures of pre-radiologic science courses within two complete academic years will result in ineligibility for admission. This includes failure of more than two courses or failure of the same course more than twice. Students with course failure(s) prior to the two-year period (two complete academic years) will be considered for admission if the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress ("C" or above in required courses) since the course failures.
  4. A GPA of 2.5 or higher for all required college work.
  5. Graduate of the associate degree radiologic science program at MSU or other radiography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Considerations for non-JRCERT program graduates will be considered on an individual or program basis. Graduates of an approved program may receive an equivalent credit block to satisfy the radiography component.
  6. Registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography. Applicants who are not registered must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
  7. Meet the established health and physical capability requirements:
    1. Vision capabilities:
      • Normal or corrected refraction within the range of 20/20 to 20/60.
      • Able to recognize color shade changes.
    2. Auditory capabilities: possess normal or corrected hearing ability within 0 to 45-decibel range.
    3. Tactile capabilities:
      • Possess in at least one hand the ability to perceive temperature change and pulsation and to differentiate  between carious textures and structures.
      • Recognize an object by touching and handling.
    4. Language capabilities: possess the ability to verbally communicate.
    5. Minimal motor capabilities:
      • Grasp securely with two functional upper limbs.
      • Push and/or pull moveable objects weighing 100-150 lbs.
      • Lift at least 25 lbs. without assistance.
      • Stand for long periods of time.
      • Walk without assistance of canes, crutches, walkers and/or humans.
      • Reach above shoulders and below waist.
      • Twist, bend, stoop/squat and move quickly.
    6. Mental health: possess the ability to adapt to the environment, function in everyday activities and cope with stressors.
    7. Freedom from transmittable diseases as documented by:
      • Negative PPD and/or chest x-ray within immediate past 12 months.
      • Rubella and rubeola antibody test (titer values that indicate immunity) documentation of MMR (rubella and rubeola and mumps) vaccine.
      • Hepatitis B vaccine series.
      • Varicella zoster live-virus vaccine or reliable history of varicella (chicken pox) or serologic evidence of immunity.
      • Immunization as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academic of Pediatrics.
Note: The Magnetic Resonance system has a very strong magnetic field that may be hazardous to individuals entering the MR environment if they have certain metallic, electronic, magnetic, or mechanical implants, devices or objects. To perform/assist with MRI procedures on patients, students must initially undergo the same screening procedures as patients in order to enter the scan room. Objects that display any form of ferromagnetism are therefore of particular concern for MRI.

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted beginning in January and must be received by the first Monday in April.

  1. Submit a complete application packet with the following required materials:
    1. Imaging Sciences Admission Application, Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging Sciences designating the Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Program or Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.
    2. Official transcript(s) documenting all courses required for admission. Students currently enrolled are required to submit spring midterm grades for consideration. Students attending institutions that do not provide midterm grades must submit a letter from the radiog-raphy program coordinator or individual faculty in general education courses stating the student's letter grade at the current time for each course. All letters must be submitted on official institutional letterhead. Students must complete required courses with a "C" or better and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    3. Copy of course description(s) if transfer credit is sought.
    4. Copy of the current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists registration card for radiography. Applicants who are not registered must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
    5. Copy of the current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance) registration card (if applicable).
    6. Copy of the current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) registration card (if applicable). 

      Note: If applying to both programs, you must rank your choice. Select which program is your first and second preference. Entrance will not be granted to both programs. Failure to rank your choices (if applying to both programs) will make your application invalid.

  2. Mail complete application packet to:

    Morehead State University 

    Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences 

    Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences 

    Academic Counseling Coordinator 

    CHER 210D 

    Morehead, KY 40351 

    Phone: 606-783-2624

Requirements for Completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging Sciences

  1. Complete a minimum of 135 credit hours, of which, a minimum of 42 credit hours must be upper division courses (numbered 300 or above). The total credit hours include general education, support, radiography and computed tomography/magnetic resonance or diagnostic medical sonography courses.
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all work completed at the University.
  3. Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses in the program.
  4. Complete at least 32 credit hours at MSU with the last 16-hours preceding graduation earned at MSU. Regional campus sites satisfy this requirement; however, correspondence courses do not.

Fees and Expenses

Fees and expenses specific to the Imaging Sciences programs are in addition to those required by MSU. These are subject to change without prior notification. The students are responsible for the purchase of solid dark gray uniforms, white hose (if applicable), white or black clinical shoes, dark gray lab coat, malpractice insurance, laboratory fees, dosimeter related fees, film marker fees (if applicable), and all housing and transportation expenses incurred during clinical internship assignments. Students are also responsible for all fees for criminal background checks, drug-testing, certification examinations and all applicable course fees.

Additional Information

  1. Students may be assigned to clinical practicum areas requiring distant travel or relocation.
  2. Clinical experience and formal class sessions may be required during various hours of the day, evening and night.