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.

FOUNDATIONS

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 or Math 232
Lifetime Fitness 1 hr

APPROACHES

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

CONNECTIONS

Communication Int Fulfilled by BIOL 101/L
Quantitative Int Fulfilled by PHYS 114/L
US Diversity (1)
Global Issues (1)

PRE-ADMISSION REQUIRED MATH/SCIENCE COURSES

Math 110
plus one additional math selected from Math 130, Math 231 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 four math/science requirements successfully completed prior to admission. All students admitted to the program must have all prerequisite courses completed by second 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, health care, and personal goals. The division will schedule interview appointments with admission candidates.

Application Instructions:

You must apply to UNC and to the RADI program through Undergraduate Admissions. When you indicate that you are applying to the RADI program, you should also get the RADI-specific questions on your application.

  • Transfer of credit from another radiography program prior to completing that program:

The B.S. in Radiologic Science Program does not award credit for radiography courses or clinical experience completed at another radiography program. A student who started a radiography program elsewhere and who wants to complete the B.S. in Radiologic Science program may apply as a transfer student (as described above) to begin the program. The student will not receive credit for radiography courses or clinical experiences previously completed.

  • Radiologic Technologists with Radiography certification:

The B.S. in Radiologic Science Program is available to the radiologic technologist who holds current Radiography certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and who has completed an accredited radiography program. Any interested radiologic technologists should contact Joy Renner at jrenner@med.unc.edu or (919) 966-5147 for further information and advisement on prerequisite courses and the program of study.

Application Deadlines

The division uses three admissions review cycles to admit approximately twenty 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.

First
Admission Period

Second
Admission Period

Third
Admission Period

Deadlines for Submission of Materials

December

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

Current Students

Apply

Click the button above. In the “other academic” dropdown, select “Apply for Change of Major.” Once you complete and submit this request, you will receive an email with instructions for completing your application. Download the RADI Supplemental Form to upload with your application.

Transfer Students

Apply

You must apply to UNC and to the RADI program through Undergraduate Admissions. When you indicate that you are applying to the RADI program, you should also get the RADI-specific questions on your application.

Transfer of credit from another radiography program prior to completing that program:

The B.S. in Radiologic Science Program does not award credit for radiography courses or clinical experience completed at another radiography program. A student who started a radiography program elsewhere and who wants to complete the B.S. in Radiologic Science program may apply as a transfer student (as described above) to begin the program. The student will not receive credit for radiography courses or clinical experiences previously completed.

Radiologic Technologists with Radiography certification:

The B.S. in Radiologic Science Program is available to the radiologic technologist who holds current Radiography certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and who has completed an accredited radiography program. Any interested radiologic technologists should contact Joy Renner or (919) 966-5147 for further information and advisement on prerequisite courses and the program of study.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Admissions Policy