Jan 27, 2021
Comprehensive Medical Imaging Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)
Please see the UNLV School of Allied Health Sciences, Health Physics and Diagnostic Science department web page at www.healthphysics.unlv.edu for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bs-comprehensive-medical-imaging.
Please see advising information at the UNLV Division of Health Sciences Academic Advising Center at www.alliedhealth.unlv.edu/advising.
Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
- Apply theoretical and practical diagnostic medical imaging concepts in the workplace.
- Support their aspirations for obtaining professional certifications.
- Demonstrate the utilization of mathematical and scientific concepts within the specialized knowledge base of the discipline.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the research process and its relationship to current and future diagnostic medical imaging activities.
- Continue to acquire knowledge and experiences required to assume leadership roles in the diagnostic medical imaging profession.
- Function collaboratively with members of other health care disciplines.
- Become involved with national and local medical imaging-related professional societies.
- Have a solid academic foundation to allow entry into graduate programs.
- Conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner.
University Graduation Requirements
Comprehensive Medical Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits
Comprehensive medical imaging employs advanced imaging modalities to make diagnostic evaluations of the body. The CMI program at UNLV is an innovative academic program designed to educate students in a foundation of mathematics and the sciences applicable to the interdisciplinary and applied science of diagnostic medical imaging. The program offers theoretical and clinical course work in the advanced-level modalities of magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and computed tomography. Graduates of the program help meet the demand for professional personnel to perform patient imaging procedures on state-of-the-art advanced imaging systems, process and enhance computer images, prepare and administer contrast agents, maintain strict quality control guidelines, and conduct research in the comprehensive medical imaging area
General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 38-39 Credits
First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3
English Composition - Credits: 6
Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3
Constitutions - Credits: 4
Distribution Requirements - Credits: 18
Please see Distribution Requirement for more information.
- Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Credits
- Two courses 3 credits each from two different humanities areas - 6 credits
- One course in fine arts- 3 credits
- Social Science: 9 Credits
- One course each from three different fields
- Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking:
- Automatically satisfied by Major requirements
Multicultural and International
Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required
These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students
Major Requirements- BS in Comprehensive Medical Imagining - Subtotal 62-79 Credits
Electives - Credits: 2-20
Must be approved by the student’s advisor
Up to 5 credits of lower-division RAD courses may be used as electives in the ultrasound track.
CT/MRI and Ultrasound Tracks may use up to 20 credits upper division RAD courses may be used as electives (note: they are required in the RAD Track).
Up to six additional credits of
(beyond the required nine) may be used for electives in the CT/MRI track.
- Students in the Ultrasound track may take four times for a total of 12 credits.