Admission Requirements

Step one: Become a Bear

Step two: Choose your major

Before completing 75 credit hours:

Stop by the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare or change your major to radiography.

Step three: Start here, finish there

Complete your first three years at Missouri State. Then, complete the radiography program at an accredited school of radiologic technology, such as Cox College or Mercy.

Your clinical courses transfer back to Missouri State and carry a pass (P) grade only.

The kinesiology department assists you in this process.

Radiography (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

The Department of Kinesiology, in cooperation with Cox College and Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University and other JRCERT accredited programs, offers a baccalaureate degree in Radiography. This program contains professional training that must be from a clinical school that is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology sponsored by the American Medical Association (foreign credentials are not accepted). The curriculum includes both university course work that can be completed in 6 semesters and a 22-24 month clinical school of radiography. Each student must have at least a 2.00 GPA in both the coursework at Missouri State and in a school of radiologic technology. To be a registered radiologic technologist, the student, after having completed the clinical coursework, must pass a Registry Examination and obtain a letter of good standing from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

A student may pursue this program by completing prerequisite courses at Missouri State and by seeking admission to any JRCERT school of radiologic technology. Application deadlines vary by school of radiologic technology. Courses completed at the clinical school are treated as transfer credit, are assigned a P (Pass) grade only, and are evaluated as a block of 21 credit hours of lower-division Radiography electives and a block of 21 credit hours of upper-division Radiography electives, not as individual courses.

The Radiography courses are credited only on the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Radiography.

Major requirements:

Major core (82-84 hours):

Note: 21 hours may double count in General Education requirements.

  1. Specific General Education requirements: BMS 110(3) and 111(1); CHM 116(4) and 117(1); ECO 155(3); KIN 210(3); MTH 136(3); PSY 121(3). Note: CHM 160 should be selected if the science option is chosen.
  2. BIO 212(2) and 213(1) or BIO 312(3) and 313(2); BMS 307(4), 308(4); CHM 201(3) and 202(2); CSC 121(3).
  3. 42 hours of coursework completed in the professional curriculum from a school of radiologic technology evaluated as a block of 21 credit hours of lower-division Radiography electives and a block of 21 credit hours of upper-division Radiography electives, not as individual courses.
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of second year clinical practicum at the school of radiologic technology.
Complete one of the following options:
Education option (15-16 hours):
  1. PSY 360(3), SEC 301(2), EDT 565(3), SFR 396(2).
  2. Two courses from: PSY 200(3); PSY 306(3) or 502(3); PSY 508(3), PSY 529(3); SFR 547(2).
Management option (15 hours):
  1. ACC 201(3); MGT 340(3), MGT 341(3).
  2. Two courses from: ACC 211(3); HCM 301(3), HCM 303(3); MGT 345(3), MKT 367(3), MKT 368(3); QBA 237(3).
Science option (14 hours):
  1. 14 hours in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, or Physics electives selected with approval of advisor.
  2. CHM 160 is recommended as a General Education course for this option.

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements