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General Overview

For specific information regarding the curriculum concentrations, visit: Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology (DIR) or Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS).

Radiologic Science is the health profession concerned with disease diagnosis, injury assessment, and interventional procedures. Medical imaging studies have been a cornerstone in medical diagnosis for decades; however, technological advances and the addition of new imaging modalities now place medical imaging among the most dynamic, expanding and high demand fields in clinical medicine.

Clinical practice includes: general radiography such as orthopedics, pediatrics and mammography, vascular imaging, cardiac catheterization studies, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and sonography. Medical imaging professionals are employed in medical centers, community and private hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

Upon completion of the program, graduates receive the Bachelor of Science degree and may be eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Songraphers (ARDMS).


The radiologic science program prepares students to practice competently, safely, and effectively as medical imaging professionals in diverse health care environments with awareness of global health issues. The academic and clinical foundation in the curriculum develops graduates with professional flexibility and adaptability to assume prominent roles and responsibilities after graduation in both career and scholarly pursuits.


  1. Develop competent, safe, and effective medical imaging professionals.
  2. Support development of skills necessary to practice in diverse health care environments and to acquire prominent roles in radiologic science.
  3. Program curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy promote development of integrative, critical thinking, and communication skills to include written, oral, and electronic discourse.
  4. Graduates successfully pursue scholarly activities such as contributions to the profession and post-baccalaureate education.
  5. Encourage global awareness of cultural and health care perspectives.

For further information please contact:

Joy Renner, M.A., R.T.(R), Director
Division of Radiologic Science
3063 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7130
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7130

(919) 966-5147