Medical Imaging Program Prerequisites

A list of the general education requirements and Radiologic Science pre-admission courses is given below. Please note that all general education and foreign language requirements apply with exceptions noted below.

General Education Worksheet - Requirements if Pursuing BS in Radiologic Science


English Composition and Rhetoric

ENGL 105

Foreign Language

through Level 3

Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 110
plus one additional math selected from Math 130, Math 231, Math 232

(MUST have Math 231 as a prerequisite for Physics 114 & 115)

(if taking Physics 104 and 105 - need Math 130 as prerequisite; option not available at UNC-Chapel Hill but, is available at other universities)

Lifetime Fitness

1 hr


Physical and Life Sciences

PSYC 101, BIOL 101/L

Social and Behavioral Sciences

(3) (from at least two departments)

Humanities/Fine Arts (3)

Visual & Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Philosophical Reasoning


Communication Int

Fulfilled by BIOL 101/L

Quantitative Int

Fulfilled by PHYS 114/L

US Diversity


Global Issues



Math 110
plus one additional math selected from Math 130 (Math 130 is a prerequisite for Physics 104), Math 231 (Math 231 is a prerequisite for Physics 114), or Math 232

Biology 101/Lab

Biology 252/Lab

Physics 104/Lab or Physics 114/Lab

Physics 105/Lab or Physics 115/Lab

Psychology 101

Chemistry* 101/Lab or Biochemistry 107 (BIOC 107)

*Recommended- Chemistry 102/Lab or Biochemistry 108 (BIOC 108)

Medical Imaging Application Process

Refer to specific application instructions below, based on current student status

Applications may be submitted prior to completing all course requirements. Students must have a minimum of 4 math/science requirements successfully completed prior to admission. All students admitted to the program must have all prerequisite courses completed by 2nd summer session of the year admitted. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of a 2.5 and math/science GPA of 2.4 to be eligible for admission.

Applicants will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Clarity and quality of personal statement
  • Academic progress and promise
  • Supportive references
  • Knowledge of the field

Those students selected as qualified applicants by academic record and admissions information will be required to complete on-site oral and written interviews. The written interview will cover topics related to the applicant's admissions information, radiologic science, healthcare, and personal goals. The Division will schedule interview appointments with admission candidates.

Application Instructions:

Current UNC Students

Transfer; 2nd Degree; Former UNC Students; RTs

Application Deadlines

The Division of Radiologic Science uses three admissions review cycles to admit approximately twenty (20) students to the Medical Imaging curriculum. Eligible students who are not selected during the first admissions review period will be reviewed automatically for admission during subsequent admissions review periods.

Admission Period

Admission Period

Admission Period

Deadlines for Submission of Materials


March 15

May 15

Qualified candidates for admission who submit a complete application will be contacted for written and oral interviews.

Notification of Admission/Decline/Review Status
(total students admitted = 20)

Late February

Early April

Mid May


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Admissions Policy

"All qualified persons are welcome to seek admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and all persons may apply for and accept admission confident that the policy and regular practice of the institution are not to discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression." (see the UNC Academic Catalog for entire policy)