Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) degree program is a joint degree program offered in conjunction with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. The program is specifically geared toward advancing and broadening the skills of health-related professionals prepared at the associate degree/certificate levels. Health-related professionals are entering a challenging era of practice as the healthcare delivery environment continues to change and grow. The new delivery systems and challenging demographics are creating new career opportunities for individuals in the healthcare field.

The degree program is designed for students who are already in the allied health field. For most students, the core and area of study credits will be earned through Rutgers courses, which will be available both in the classroom and online. Those credits in general education, specialization and free electives that are not complete at the time of enrollment may be completed using Thomas Edison State College’s credit-earning options, particularly Guided Study and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Students are required to complete at least 12 credits from Thomas Edison State College.

Prospective students apply through Rutgers, observing the application deadline of March 1 for the fall semester and July 1 for the spring semester. Please note that Dietetics is offered once per year with the application deadline of March 1. Applications may be obtained by contacting Rutgers School of Health Related Professions at (973) 972-5454 or shrpadm@shrp.rutgers.edu.

For additional information, contact the program secretary at (973) 972-8512 or bellamcg@rutgers.edu. Once students are admitted, they are assigned an academic advisor from Rutgers, who will work with them to plan their academic programs.


BSMIS Credit Distribution

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Psychology or Sociology
(3)
  • Statistics (NUTR3400)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
(3)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
(4)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
(4)
  • Second Science
(3)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study* 45
 
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

*Some areas of study require Physics or Chemistry.

Vascular Sonography

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Specialty Courses Credits
Patient Care for Imaging Professional 2
Vascular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology 3
Vascular Laboratory Practices 4
Introduction to Noninvasive Vascular Testing 2
Introduction to Vascular Physics and Instrumentation 1
Acoustic Physics I 2
Noninvasive Diagnosis of Vascular Disease I 2
Clinical Correlation I 1
Clinical Practice I 4
Vascular Pathology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics 3
Noninvasive Diagnosis of Vascular Disease II 2
Clinical Correlation II 1
Clinical Practice II 3
Cross-sectional Abdominal Sonography 2
Introduction to Echocardiography 1
Clinical Applications in Vascular Technology 2
Clinical Practice III 6
Vascular Physics and Instrumentation 1
Current Trends and Applications 3
Total 45 credits

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Specialty Courses Credits
Cross-Sectional Abdominal Sonography 2
Gynecological Sonography I 2
Patient Care for Imaging Professionals 2
Obstetrical Sonography I 2
Abdominal Sonography I 3
Introduction to Clinical Practice 1
Acoustics Physics I 2
Gynecological Sonography II 2
Clinical Practice I 5
Obstetrical Sonography II 2
Abdominal Sonography II 3
Neurosonography 1
Clinical Practice II 3
Critique and Clinical Correlation 2
Introduction to Echocardiography 1
Introduction to Noninvasive Vascular Testing 2
Clinical Practice III 7
Current Trends and Applications 3
Total 45 credits

Nuclear Medicine

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Specialty Courses Credits
Nuclear Physics and Instrumentations I 3
Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 3
Patient Care for the Nuclear Medicine Technology 3
Clinical Application I 3
Nuclear Physics and Instrumentation II 3
Radiopharmacy and Chemistry 3
Clinical Application II 2
Clinical Practice I 5
Advanced Instrumentation II 2
Clinical Application III 2
Clinical Practice II 5
Clinical Practice III 8
Current Trends and Applications 3
Total 45 credits

Radiologic Imaging Modalites

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Specialty Courses Credits
Multiple Modality Anatomy 3
Computerized Imaging 3
Advanced Patient Care and Pharmacology 4
Fundamentals of Pathophysiology 3
Radiobiology, Radiation Safety and Health Physics 3
Quality Management in Medical Imaging 3
Research for the Imaging Sciences 3
MR Physics and Imaging Equipment 3
MRI Protocols and Procedures 3
MRI Practicum 3
CT Physics and Imaging Equipment 3
CT Protocols and Procedures 3
CT Practicum 3
Radiography Equipment/Physics and Biology 3
Current Trends and Applications 3
Total 46 credits

Cardiac Sonography

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Specialty Courses Credits
Introduction to Echocardiography 1
Cardiac Principles and Testing 4
Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
Echocardiography I 3
Patient Care for Imaging Professional 2
Clinical Practice I 4
Clinical Correlation 2
Echocardiography II 4
Acoustic Physics I 2
Clinical Practice II 4
Acoustic Physics II 2
Echocardiography III 3
Clinical Practice III 6
Pediatric Echocardiography 1
Introduction to Noninvasive Vascular Testing 2
Current Trends and Applications 3
Free Electives 15
Medical Terminology 1-3
Total 46 credits

 

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