Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 

Comprehensive Medical Imaging Major (BS)

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Comprehensive Medical Imaging Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Please see the UNLV School of Integrated 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 https://www.unlv.edu/healthsciences/advising.


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply theoretical and practical diagnostic medical imaging concepts in the workplace.
  2. Support their aspirations for obtaining professional certifications.
  3. Demonstrate the utilization of mathematical and scientific concepts within the specialized knowledge base of the discipline.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the research process and its relationship to current and future diagnostic medical imaging activities.
  5. Continue to acquire knowledge and experiences required to assume leadership roles in the diagnostic medical imaging profession.
  6. Function collaboratively with members of other health care disciplines.
  7. Become involved with national and local medical imaging-related professional societies.
  8. Have a solid academic foundation to allow entry into graduate programs.
  9. 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 65-83 Credits

General 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.

Total Credits: 120


  1. Students in the Ultrasound track may take   four times for a total of 12 credits.
  2. PHYS PHYS 152A  and 152L  are not required of the Radiography Track.
  3.  CMI 485  and CMI 490  are not required of the Radiography Track.
  4. Student in the Ultrasound track and CT/MRI track should take CMI 485  twice to total 2 credits.
  5.  RAD 331  and 334  require 5 credits.

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