FAQ

Prospective Student FAQs

Concerning Admissions:

Concerning Courses:

Concerning Careers:

 


Concerning Admissions:

  • What are the prerequisites and minimum GPA?
    Refer to the admissions section for the program to which you are interested in applying.
  • Must I complete all the prerequisite courses before I apply?
    No, you just need to have all the prerequisite courses completed before you begin the program. Most applicants are in the process of completing the prerequisites. Grades from prerequisite courses must meet the admission requirements for the program to which you are applying.
  • I'm interested in applying for admission; could I make an appointment with a faculty member?
    Faculty members are willing to meet with you individually as time permits. The division offers several other opportunities for prospective students to obtain information and meet with program faculty, students and alumni. Clinical observation may be arranged by contacting individuals identified on specific educational program information pages. Information sessions are periodically held at UNC-CH and collaborating medical facilities. For the Radiologic Science (bachelor's degree) program, students can make an appointment to meet with Joy Renner. Office hours are posted each semester and appointments can be scheduled online. is the primary contact for the Certificate in Radiography program. is the primary contact for the Radiologist Assistant (master's degree) program.
  • Can I have an application mailed to me?
    All application materials are provided online. Refer to the admissions section for the program to which you are interested in applying.
  • Where do I find the form needed for my letters of recommendation?
    All application forms are located on the admissions page for the program to which you are applying. Letters of recommendation are not substitutes for the specific program recommendation forms.
  • Who should I get to serve as my references? Are there any guidelines?
    Appropriate individuals for references include previous employers, instructors, or volunteer supervisors. Friends and relatives will not be accepted as references for application.
  • My written interview for the Radiologic Science (bachelor's degree) program has been scheduled; what types of things will I be asked?
    The questions are related to health care, learning, time management, and career planning. You cannot really prepare or study for the written interviews except for working on writing skills. You will be answering the questions on a computer as a Word document so you can easily edit your responses before submitting them.
  • How do I apply to the Radiologic Science (bachelor's degree) program if I am a transfer student?
    You will need to follow the admissions information for applying to the Radiologic Science program AND you must apply to University Undergraduate Transfer Admissions. You may do so concurrently.
  • I'm not a UNC student. My undergraduate program did not offer the prerequisites listed for your Radiologic Science program.  How can I complete the pre-professional coursework that is required for admission?
    You can find a list of transferable courses at UNC Undergraduate AdmissionsYou will find a list of courses offered at the other schools that have previously transferred to UNC-CH. Your school may offer a course not on the list, but you can check with the office at the school you have attended or with UNC-CH admissions to see if your course will transfer.
  • Do I have to apply to the University when applying to the Certificate in Radiography program?
    No, since this is a certificate program and not a degree program, you are not required to apply to UNC-CH.
  • I am applying to the Certificate in Radiography program. I have all the prerequisite courses, but I do not have a degree. Can I still be admitted?
    No, you must have an associate or bachelor's degree before you begin the program. If you will be finished by the end of spring semester, you may still apply and be interviewed. If qualified, acceptance will be tentative on the completion of your degree.
  • Why am I required to complete/document a minimum of three hours of observation time in order to apply to the Certificate in Radiography program?
    We want to be sure that this is the right career choice for you. The program requires a great deal of time, effort, and commitment. We want students to be sure this is a good career avenue to pursue. We recommend that you visit a variety of settings and areas of radiography.
  • I am applying to the Radiologist Assistant (master's degree) program. Does my bachelor's degree in biology satisfy the requirement for admission or do I need a bachelor's degree in radiologic science to apply?
    A baccalaureate degree in radiologic science is preferred but your BS in biology would satisfy the minimum requirement for applying for admission to the RA program.

Concerning Courses:

  • Where do students go for clinical rotations?
    Clinical education rotations for the Radiologic Science (bachelor's degree) program and the Certificate in Radiography program occur at UNC Healthcare and Duke University Health System. Students attend rotations at all facilities and must plan travel time accordingly. Additionally, second-year students enrolled in the Radiologic Science (bachelor's degree) program may engage in clinical opportunities at other health care facilities, including WakeMed, based upon individual clinical interests and goals. The Radiologist Assistant (master's degree) program includes a radiologist-directed clinical preceptorship that is completed off-campus. Students are encouraged to identify a radiology practice to serve as a preceptor. This radiology practice must include American Board of Radiology (ABR) certified radiologists who are willing to instruct and assess the competence of the RA student(s) working and learning under their supervision. The prospective RA clinical preceptor packet details the educational agreement between the preceptor practice and our division. 
  • I am a senior at UNC-CH and need three more credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree in history. I've always been interested in radiology. How do I register for a radiologic science course?
    Radiologic science courses are only available to students who are enrolled in the bachelor's of radiologic science program.

Concerning Careers:

  • Do program graduates typically find jobs?
    Yes, in a variety of settings. Most students begin their career in the area of clinical practice that was their concentration area during their senior year.
  • Do graduates typically pass the national registry examination?
    We have a 100 percent pass rate for all three programs we offer.