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Online Classes: Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging Online Completion

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The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program provides technologists with a diverse plan of study in advanced imaging, healthcare administration, technical imaging specialties, and general education coursework.


A balanced curricular approach is used to prepare technologists for advancement in multiple career areas. For technologists wishing to pursue additional certification, the program curriculum provides the theoretical knowledge required for multiple American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) post-primary certification exams *. The program also prepares students for roles in healthcare management through the study of finance, human resources, and asset and operational management.

For students who wish to continue their education beyond a bachelor’s degree, the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program provides a solid foundation for graduate study.

* Students preparing for the ARRT post-primary certification exams must meet clinical experience requirements not required by this program. Contact the ARRT for complete exam requirements.

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program is a fully online, degree completion program designed specifically for medical imaging advancement. The program makes use of a balanced curricular approach by exposing the medical imaging professional to relevant field-related content such as advanced imaging, healthcare management, and technical specialties.

The program builds upon your previous college credits earned at other regionally accredited institutions as well as the professional certifications you have worked hard to achieve. Explore our website and sign up to attend an Online Information Session to learn more about how our dynamic program can meet the needs of working medical imaging professionals.

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program courses begin in the fall (August), spring (January) and summer (May) semesters.

Credit for Credentials

Students who have earned credentials and maintain active status for the below certifications will be recognized as having achieved the learning outcomes for the corresponding coursework in the Medical Imaging program.

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Sample program of study for Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging.

Curriculum effective Fall 2019. For students enrolled prior to Fall 2019, please reference the Mercy College catalog.

The general education graduation requirements are required to complete the program. The majority of students transfer in a large percentage of the general education credits needed for their Bachelor’s degree.

A total of 120 credit hours are needed for graduation. Once a student enrolls at Mercy College, only six hours of credit can be transferred in from another regionally accredited intuition of higher education. Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours at Mercy College of Ohio.

*Pathway candidates (those graduating from hospital-based programs) are granted 39 credit hours upon verification of active registration status with the ARRT, ARDMS, or NMTCB.

1. Demonstrate knowledge of advanced imaging modalities that supports post-primary certification.
2. Exhibit the essential managerial skills necessary to direct a medical imaging department.
3. Use evidence-based research and supportive technical applications to contribute to quality and safety initiatives related to medical imaging.

Program Outcomes

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Medical Imaging Online Completion

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February 19, 2020
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Career Outlook

Employment Growth

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program provides students with a diversified plan of study in advanced imaging (CT and MRI), healthcare management, technical support knowledge (PACS and QM), and general studies in a balanced curriculum to prepare them for advancement in multiple career roles or continuation to graduate study. Employment opportunities include:

  • Advanced Imaging Modalities (CT/MRI)
  • Healthcare Management/Administration
  • PACS Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Education
  • Commercial/Industrial (sales/support)
  • Graduate School (Radiologist Assistant or other graduate studies)

Advanced Imaging Modalities (CT/MRI)
According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Employment is projected to grow faster than average. Those with knowledge of more than one diagnostic imaging procedure—such as CT, MR, and mammography—will have the best employment opportunities.”

Health Care Management/Administration
A medical imaging manager, also known as a radiology administrator, directs and oversees a radiology department, medical imaging department or a medical imaging facility. A successful candidate for the position of medical imaging manager should have a four-year degree in medical imaging technology or health care administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program provides students the best of both worlds by delivering a baccalaureate level education with a study of medical imaging technology and health care administration to prepare well rounded students for opportunities in medical imaging management.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must either be a high school graduate or have earned a general equivalency diploma (GED).

Qualifying Pathways
Pathway 1: An applicant with an associate degree in Radiologic Technology, Radiation Therapy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and/or Sonography (General, Cardiac, and/or Vascular) from a regionally-accredited institution.

• Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.30.

• Applicants must be currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), and/or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Certifications must be maintained throughout the program of study.

o Applicants can apply for program admission before completing an imaging sciences program. Students must be registered with ARRT, NMTCB, and/or ARDMS before the start of the second semester in the program. Failure to obtain the required professional certification and registration will prevent progression in the program until the certification and registration is achieved.

Pathway 2:

An applicant without an associate degree who completed a hospital-based certificate or diploma program in the imaging sciences.

• Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.70 or minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.30 if 15 or more credits have been earned from a regionally-accredited institution.

• Applicants must be currently registered and in good standing with the ARRT, NMTCB, and/or ARDMS. Certifications must be maintained throughout the program of study.

• Pathway applicants are granted 39 college credits for primary certification with the ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS.

  • Applicants can apply for program admissions ahead of completion of their imaging sciences program. Students must be ARRT, NMTCB, and/or ARDMS registered before the start of the second semester in the program. Failure to obtain the required professional registration may result in dismissal from the program.

For students who are not United States citizens and/or for whom English is a second language, please review the college catalog online for further admission information.