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B.S. in Medical Imaging Technology

radiography students at iu south bendBachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology (B.S.M.I.T.)

4-Year Degree Plan (Sample)

Program Planning

All provisions of this publication are in effect as soon as a student begins the B.S.M.I.T. Program. Pre-medical imaging and Clinical/Professional students are subject to policy and curriculum changes as they occur. Any change made during progression toward the degree may result in the revision of degree requirements.

B.S.M.I.T. Curriculum

At IU South Bend, a minimum of 120 credit hours are required for the B.S.M.I.T. curriculum, including 56 credit hours from the associates degree meeting the professional certification requirements for radiography; 30-38 credit hours of clinical professional (depending upon the modality); and 34 credit hours of general education courses (can be satisfied with approved transfer credits.)

General-Education Curriculum

The B.S.M.I.T. is designed to provide the student with both a liberal education and a concentration in clinical professional course work with an orientation toward a specific career. Providing the student with a well-rounded education, general education courses help lay the foundation for medical imaging course work and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis. All courses required for the degree must be taken for a grade and meet the minimum IU standard of C (good standing status) and certain courses may require introductory collegiate or developmental courses, which are not listed here.

Courses from accredited schools can be transferred in and applied to the B.S.M.I.T. Submission of an official credit transfer report (CTR) is required for all work transferred from another accredited school. To obtain an official CTR, the student must request an official transcript from all institutions, except IU systemwide campuses, be forwarded to the IU South Bend Office of Admissions for evaluation. Each student record is individually evaluated for applicability of courses towards the general-education requirements. Students must also submit official transcripts to the IU South Bend Radiography/Medical Imaging Department to fulfill B.S.M.I.T. Clinical Program application requirements.

Students who received radiography degrees from a program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) will be considered transferred students for the purpose of fulfilling the campuswide general-education requirements at IU South Bend. All courses certified as meeting the campuswide general-education requirements are designated in the Schedule of Classes.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated (may be satisfied by previous coursework).

General Education Curriculum (34 cr.)
Fundamental Literacies (16 cr.)
  • Writing | ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • Critical Thinking | Select one of the following
  • PHIL-P 102 Critical Thinking and Applied Ethics
  • PHIL-P 105 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL-P 110 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 150 Elementary Logic
  • Oral Communication | SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking
  • Visual Literacy | Waived for B.S.M.I.T.
  • Quantitative Reasoning | MATH-M 111 Mathematics in the World
  • Information Literacy | COAS-Q 110 Introduction to Information Literacy (1 cr.)
  • Computer Literacy | CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing

Common Core Courses (3 cr.)

B.S.M.I.T. students complete one 300+ level course from one of the following four areas, as designated in the Schedule of Classes (see program advisor).

Contemporary Social Values (3 cr.)

B.S.M.I.T. students complete one course from the following area, as designated in the Schedule of Classes (see program advisor).

Additional Requirements (12 cr.)
  • AHLT-R 185 Medical Terminology (2 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physicology 2 (5 cr.)

Specific Quantitative Admission Criteria for the B.S.M.I.T. Clinical Professional Program

Admission for the B.S.M.I.T. Clinical/Professional Program is competitively based. All didactic, clinical, and clinical laboratory coursework will be evaluated by the program director to ensure that course curriculum standards are met. Students must attain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all course work completed. For all entry level clinical training in radiography (didactic and clinical experience practicum) a student is required to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the entire program. 

  • GPA for all clinical professional course work completed at any associate degree level in a radiography program or approved equivalent program (75 percent)
  • GPA for all clinical experience course work completed at any associate degree program in radiography or approved equivalent (25%)

Medical Imaging Clinical Professional Course Requirements
(30+ cr.)
Didactic Courses
  • AHLT-R 404 Sectional Imaging Anatomy
  • AHLT-R 405 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging I
  • AHLT-R 406 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II
  • AHLT-R 407 Seminar
  • AHLT-R 408 Topics in Radiologic Sciences
  • AHLT-R 409 Project in Medical Imaging
  • AHLT-R 434 Ultrasound Physics 1

Clinical Practicum
  • AHLT-R 482 Clinical Practicum: Computed Tomography (12 cr.)
  • AHLT-R 483 Clinical Practicum: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (12 cr.)
  • AHLT-R 484 Clinical Practicum: Ultrasound (20 cr.)

Graduation Requirements

Satisfactory completion of the general-education, didactic, clinical laboratory, and clinical experience course work. All course work must be completed in compliance with the academic and professional policies of the program and school.

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