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BS in Radiologic Sciences/MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging & Leadership

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Introduction

Our Dual-Degree BS in Radiologic Sciences/MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership (3+1) program not only advances your knowledge within the radiologic field and specialty, but prepares you to take on various healthcare leadership roles by delving into such crucial subjects as health policy and health administration.

Program Overview

Become a skilled technologist and a resourceful leader

The Dual-Degree BS in Radiologic Sciences/MHS in Medical Imaging and Leadership (3+1) program gives you the opportunity to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, as well as certification in two radiographic modalities within four years — a rare offering in higher education. The BS in Radiologic Sciences program, completed in three years, first develops technical and interpersonal communication skills through robust classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. This provides maximum exposure to a range of radiographic techniques and imaging procedures, preparing you in both the art and science of radiography.

In your fourth year, you’ll move on to the advanced medical imaging and leadership program, a unique collaboration between the School of Health Sciences’ Department of Diagnostic Imaging and the School of Business’ Department of Health Care Management and Organizational Leadership. This integrated, interprofessional curriculum combines core business disciplines and guided health management courses with advanced imaging modalities in three distinct pathways: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and women’s imaging (WI).  

Female student uses imaging equipment in a lab

Unique learning opportunities

The Bioanthropology Research Institute and the Department of Diagnostic Imaging in conjunction with the Yale Peabody Museum examine animal mummies with digital radiography and multi-detector computed tomography on the North Haven Campus. Julia Bailey ’20, a radiologic sciences major, assists with the scanning.

When you graduate from the dual-degree program, you’ll enter the workforce ready to take on managerial roles within your radiology healthcare organization and able to meet the needs of patients as an efficient and highly qualified advanced imaging professional.

Curriculum and Requirements

Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership Curriculum

The designated Advanced Medical Imaging (3+1) course curriculum is subject to modification as deemed necessary to maintain a high-quality educational experience. The Academic Standing and Progression Committee recommendations regarding student progression, discipline or dismissal will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 101
& 101L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab 1
4
EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 2 3
FYS 101 First-Year Seminar 3
MA 275 Biostatistics 2 3
CHE 101
or PHY 101
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I 3
or Elements of Physics
3
CHE 101L
or PHY 101L
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I Lab
or Elements of Physics Lab
1
RS 100 Fundamentals of Diagnostic Imaging 1
 Credits18
Spring Semester
BIO 102
& 102L
General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II 1
4
EN 102 Academic Writing and Research 2 3
RS 101 Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 3
UC Elective 4 3
UC Elective 3
 Credits16
Summer Semester
UC Elective (Online or On-Campus) 3
UC Elective (Online or On-Campus) 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall Semester
BIO 211
& 211L
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
4
RS 241
& 241L
Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation
and Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation Lab I
4
RS 212
& 212L
Radiographic Procedures I
and Laboratory Practicum I
4
UC Elective 3
UC Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
BIO 212
& 212L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
RS 222
& 222L
Radiographic Procedures II
and Laboratory Practicum II
5
RS 242
& 242L
Radiographic Image Production and Evaluation II
and Radiological Processing and Exposure Lab
4
RS 250 Radiologic Clinical Education I 2
RS 297
& 297L
Methods of Patient Care
and Methods of Patient Care Lab
3
 Credits18
Summer Semester
RS 253 Radiologic Clinical Education II 4
UC Elective 3
 Credits7
Third Year
Fall Semester
RS 201 Human Anatomy Imaging I 1
RS 260 Radiographic Physics and Instrumentation 3
RS 232
& 232L
Radiographic Procedures III
and Laboratory Practicum III
5
RS 254 Radiologic Clinical Education IV 3
RS 318 Pathology for Imaging Sciences 3
RS 414 Research: Analysis and Critique (DMS 414) 3
 Credits18
J-term
RS 336 Pharmacology for the Radiographer 2
 Credits2
Spring Semester
RS 202 Human Anatomy Imaging II 1
RS 215 Radiation Safety and Protection 3
RS 255 Radiologic Clinical Education 3
RS 290
& 290L
Advanced Radiographic Procedures IV
and Laboratory Practicum
4
RS 499 Capstone (DMS 499) 3
UC Elective 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits120
1

BIO 101– BIO 102 are required courses for the Radiologic Sciences program and may be used to meet the university core sciences requirement.

2

Initial placement in the English and mathematics courses is determined by placement examination and an evaluation of high school units presented. The minimum mathematics requirement is MA 275 or its equivalent.

3

Associated lab is required for both Chemistry and Physics. CHE 110 or  PHY 110 with lab are acceptable to fulfill the requirement. Students may take in the fall or spring of their first year.

4

If taking Chemistry or Physics in the spring, this UC elective should be taken in the fall semester.

Computed Tomography

Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
Summer SemesterCredits
AMI 523 Advanced Sectional Anatomy 3
AMI 538
& 538L
Introduction to CT Scanning
and Computed Tomography Lab I
4
MBA 601 Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start) 1
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620) 3
MBA 625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3
 Credits14
Fall Semester
AMI 537 Computed Tomography Clinical I 2
AMI 570 Capstone I 1
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
HM 621 Quality Management in Health Care Facilities 3
HM 640 Special Topics 3
 Credits12
Spring Semester
AMI 539 Computed Tomography Clinical II 2
AMI 560 Pathology for CT and MRI Technologists 3
AMI 575 Capstone II 3
HM 660 Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration 3
HM 664 Financial Management in Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits40

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
Summer SemesterCredits
AMI 523 Advanced Sectional Anatomy 3
AMI 515
& 515L
Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging
and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles I - Lab Practicum
4
MBA 601 Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start) 1
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620) 3
MBA 625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3
 Credits14
Fall Semester
AMI 516
& 516L
Advanced MRI Principles and Imaging
and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles II - Lab Practicum
4
AMI 517 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical I 2
AMI 570 Capstone I 1
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
HM 621 Quality Management in Health Care Facilities 3
HM 640 Special Topics 3
 Credits16
Spring Semester
AMI 518 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical II 2
AMI 560 Pathology for CT and MRI Technologists 3
AMI 575 Capstone II 3
HM 660 Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration 3
HM 664 Financial Management in Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits44

Women’s Imaging

Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
Summer SemesterCredits
AMI 534 Bone Densitometry 1
AMI 540 Principles of Mammography 3
AMI 541L Mammography and Bone Densitometry Lab 2
MBA 601 Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start) 1
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620) 3
MBA 625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3
 Credits13
Fall Semester
AMI 530 Mammography and Bone Densitometry Clinical I 2
AMI 545 Women's Health and Imaging 3
AMI 570 Capstone I 1
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
HM 621 Quality Management in Health Care Facilities 3
HM 640 Special Topics 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
AMI 531 Mammography and Bone Densitometry Clinical II 2
AMI 575 Capstone II 3
HM 660 Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration 3
HM 664 Financial Management in Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits11
 Total Credits39

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Admission Requirements

The Dual-Degree BS in Radiologic Sciences/MHS in Advanced Imaging and Leadership (3+1) program does not have a separate application process. Incoming freshman students admitted to the BS in Radiologic Sciences who meet the dual-degree program criteria will be invited to enter the program.

To be considered for this program, students must be ranked in the top 20 percent of their high school class and must have a total SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1200 or higher, or an ACT composite score of 25 or higher.  

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to enroll in a rigorous college prep program in high school. Prospective freshman are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in their senior year as possible and arrange to have first-quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

Qualifications and Requirements

The BS in Radiologic Sciences is a rigorous program that places specific demands on its students. As stated in the mission of the program, graduates of the program will meet the needs of the community as efficient and highly qualified professionals.

The technical qualifications set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), combined with the program’s views, provides a guide to the essential qualities necessary to pursue a career in radiologic sciences as well as meet the expectations of the programs accrediting body, the Joint Review Committee on Education of Radiologic Technologists (JRCERT).

Students in the program will be required to verify their understanding and compliance with the technical standards, or their belief that with reasonable accommodations these standards can be met, through reading, signing and returning the form below to the program director.

In addition, students are made aware of the program’s progression policy, health requirements to attend clinical internships and fees incurred. More detailed information can be found by downloading the PDF below.