B.S. in Radiologic Sciences (2+2)
Prepare to serve patients by using a variety of medical imaging techniques for examination, or administering radiation therapy treatments.
Utilizing specialized imaging equipment and advanced computer technology, the radiologic scientist is responsible for performing a variety of challenging and interesting examinations on a diverse patient population. Radiologic scientist works closely with other members of the healthcare profession and are vital in providing the images necessary for diagnosing disease and injury. At the University of Mississippi, students complete the pre-requisite courses while enrolled in Allied Health Studies, then apply to a competitive-entry program to complete the degree in radiological science.
Students complete two years of pre-requisites while enrolled in the Allied Health Studies at UM in preparation for the competitive-entry final two years of the program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center or other such institution. The radiologic scientist is trained to perform a variety of challenging and interesting examinations on a diverse patient population.
Radiologic sciences is a broad field that encompasses not only diagnostic radiology, but also bone densitometry, cardiovascular/interventional radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and sonography.
The Allied Health Studies degree was designed with health professions students in mind. It allows our students the flexibility to obtain prerequisites for the vast amount of health professions programs in the country, while also working toward a four year degree. Students will gain a liberal arts foundation, while also having the ability to mix and match classes based on their health professions area of interest, such as radiologic sciences.
The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in radiologic sciences is a two-phase program consisting of a two-year, 60-hour academic program in Allied Health Studies at UM with a 2.5 GPA. The second phase is a two-year competitive-entry professional program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center or other such institution.
Students who attend the University of Mississippi in Oxford for their pre-requisites are not automatically admitted to the radiologic sciences program at the University of Mississippi in Jackson. Admission is competitive, and different radiologic sciences schools have different requirements.