Radiologic Sciences

Major Requirements

Radiologic Sciences Major

Degree Type: B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 126

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specific by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Residence credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Major Requirements

Radiologic Science Major Requirements
CHP 190Critical Thinking and Academic Success2
RS 200Introduction to Radiologic Sciences1
RS 496Field Experience60
Professional education (internship) within an accredited affiliated school of radiologic technology includes the capstone experience.
Related Courses Required:
BIOC 260Elements of Biochemistry4
or BIOC 460 Foundations of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
BIOL 220
220L
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (May satisfy a general education category S)
4
BIOL 221
221L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 117
117L
Chemical Concepts and Applications
and Chem Concepts and Applications Lab (May satisfy a general education category S)
4
CSCI 114Microcomputer Packages (May satisfy a general education category S)3
or CSCI 116 Business Use of Computers
MATH 105Trigonometry (or higher level)3
Select one microbiology course and lab from the following:3-5
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Lab
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
CHP 125Medical Terminology for Health Professionals1
PHRM 170Common Medicines & Diseases2
PHYS 211
211L
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 212
212L
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy a general education category B)3
STAT 330Introductory Statistics (May satisfy a general education category R)3
Special Major Electives (department approved)
Sociology: Select one of the following:3
Sociology of Medicine
Sociology of Aging
Death and Dying
Communication: Select one of the following:3
Business and Professional Speaking
Small Group Communication
Health Communication I
Patient-Provider Communication
Organizational Communication I
Interprofessional Health Care Practice
Total Credits111-113

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • All required courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or above. All students must maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 or above for each semester in the College. A student who fails to meet this standard for two successive or three non-successive semesters may be terminated from enrollment in the College.
  • Completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee a student internship. Selection of interns is competitive. Please consult your Radiologic Sciences advisor for more information.