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Imaging Sciences Curriculum

Program Curriculum

Classes are offered online only and there is no clinical requirement associated with this program

Classes run for 7 weeks and you can complete the degree at a flexible full-time or part-time pace that works for your schedule. Students attending full-time can complete the program in as little as a year.

  • Degree Requirements

    The below Online Imaging Sciences Degree curriculum shows the courses required for the program. In addition, certain foundational courses are required to earn a bachelor’s degree from Boise State. These foundational courses may be met through transfer coursework, or will be incorporated into your program of study at Boise State.

    Course NumberTitleCredits Hours
    HLTHST 215Introduction to Health Informatics3
    HLTHST 304
    Public Health3
    HLTHST 314
    Health Law and Ethics3
    HLTHST 382
    Research Methods in Health3
    HLTHST 400Interprofessional Capstone1
    HRM 305
    Human Resource Management3
    IMGSCI 302Civic Engagement, Ethics and Global Diversity3
    IMGSCI 304Professionalism and Research in Imaging Sciences1
    IMGSCI 308Advanced Digital Imaging2
    IMGSCI 312Information Technology for Imaging Professionals1
    IMGSCI 402Comprehensive Analysis on Radiation Protection2
    IMGSCI 404Study of Diseases in Imaging Sciences3
    IMGSCI 408Sectional Anatomy in Imaging Sciences3
    IMGSCI 412Preventative Care and Patient Advocacy in Imaging Sciences2
    Sub-total33
    Credits awarded for completing the ARRT credentialing exam.25
    Earned associate's degree and foundational courses62
    Total semester credits earned/needed for a bachelor’s degree from Boise State120

    Foundational Studies Courses

    These foundational courses may be met through transfer coursework, or they may be incorporated into your program of study at Boise State. They are required, in addition to the Imaging Sciences curriculum noted above, in order to earn your bachelor’s degree. See program-specific transfer equivalency guides to learn more about how transfer courses will meet these requirements.

    Foundational Courses with an AA or AS Degree

    Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
    MATH 108 or MATH 143Intermediate Algebra or
    College Algebra
    3
    MATH 254Introduction to Statistics
    (will accept any equivalent college statistics course)
    3
    BIOL 227Anatomy and Physiology I4
    BIOL 228Anatomy and Physiology II4
    Foundational Courses with an AAS Degree

    Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
    UF 200Civic and Ethical Foundations3
    ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing3
    ENGL 102Introduction to College Writing and Research3
    MATH 108 or MATH 143Intermediate Algebra or

    College Algebra
    3
    MATH 254Introduction to Statistics3
    BIOL 227Anatomy and Physiology I4
    BIOL 228Anatomy and Physiology II4
    HLTHST 101Medical Terminology3
    DLS* SOC 101 or PSYC 101Introduction to Social Sciences OR General Psychology3
    DLS*Social Sciences course in a second field3
    DLL*Literature and Humanities3-4
    DLV*Visual and Performing Arts 3
    DLN*Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course in a second field 4
    *Disciplinary Lens (DL) courses are part of the Boise State Foundational Studies program. For more details and a list of available courses, see Online Foundational Studies Courses.
  • Course Descriptions

    HLTHST 215 Introduction to Health Informatics
    Provides an introduction to health information systems and healthcare technology with discussion of current applications and trends in healthcare.

    HLTHST 304 Public Health
    Public health concepts and practice. Topics include philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities and results at national, state, and community levels. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

    HLTHST 314 Health Law and Ethics
    Process of legal change and health care practitioners’ potential interactions with patients, law enforcement, and governmental agencies. Consent, liability, negligence, employment and licensure of professionals. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

    HLTHST 382 Research Methods in Health
    Design of experiments, methods of analysis, interpretation and communication of results, and use of research to support evidence-based practice. PREREQ: ENGL 102 (or ENGL 112), upper-division standing and MATH 254 or KINES 301 or PSYC 295 or SOC 310 or PERM/INST.

    HLTHST 400 Interprofessional Capstone
    Students, working in interdisciplinary teams, engage in problem solving and communication activities that address current health related issues, Limited to COHS majors. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: NURS 416 or NURS 425 or PRE/COREQ: ENVHLTH 498 or HLTHST 480 or RADSCI 370 or RADSCI 430 or RESPCARE 355.

    HRM 305 Human Resource Management
    Overview and application of the major human resource management functions: selection and placement, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee and labor relations, health, safety, and security, and strategic management practices. Legal, motivational, international, merger and acquisition, and human resource information system issues are included. PREREQ: Junior Standing.

    IMGSCI 302 Civic Engagement, Ethics, and Global Diversity
    Focused on guiding students to become influential leaders in thought and skill though discussion of civil engagement, ethics, diversity, and internationalization. PREREQ: Admission to the imaging sciences major.

    IMGSCI 304 Professionalism and Research in Imaging Sciences
    Familiarization with research and communication expectations related to the online AS to BS Program; improves comfort within the online environment through the use of technology, time management skills, and an understanding of program outcomes and expectations. PREREQ: Admission to imaging sciences major. (Previously RADSCI 306)

    IMGSCI 308 Advanced Digital Imaging
    Employment of critical thinking to analyze patient dose and safety consideration within radiographic digital imaging. Primary emphasis on problem solving and reasoning to improve patient care through analysis of digital imaging methods and equipment. PREREQ: Admission to the imaging sciences major. (Previously RADSCI 300)

    IMGSCI 312 Information Technology for Imaging Professionals
    Managerial application of information technology in medical imaging to include basis networking, PACS, RIS, HIS, DICOM, standards and information security. PREREQ: Admission to the imaging sciences major. (Previously RADSCI 338)

    IMGSCI 402 Comprehensive Analysis on Radiation Protection
    Analysis of the biological effects of ionizing radiation. Promotion and advocacy for patients, focused on dose and exposure reduction. PREREQ: Admission to the imaging sciences major. (Previously RADSCI 311)

    IMGSCI 404 Study of Diseases in Imaging Sciences
    Examination of the disease processes demonstrated with imaging sciences related to pathogenesis, patient populations, treatment options and prognosis. PREREQ: Admission to the imaging sciences major. (Previously RADSCI 350)

    IMGSCI 408 Sectional Anatomy in Imaging Sciences
    Identification of anatomical structures on sectional images to include sagittal, coronal, and transverse body planes utilizing MRI and CT imaging. PREREQ: Admission to the imaging sciences major. (Previously RADSCI 430)

    IMGSCI 412 Preventative Care and Patient Advocacy in Imaging Sciences
    Analysis of preventative care measures provided through medical imaging procedures. Patient care, responsibilities, ethics, and policies required of healthcare providers. PREREQ: Admission to the imaging sciences major. (Previously RADSCI 410)

  • Full-time Sample Schedule

    The sample Online Imaging Sciences Degree Curriculum schedule below is a general guide of when courses can be completed. You will work closely with your academic advisor to arrange your degree plan after you are admitted to the program and complete new student orientation. Download sample full time schedule (pdf)

    Semester - CreditsCourses
    First Semester - 10 Credits
    1st 7 weeks
    IMGSCI 302 (3 cr)
    IMGSCI 304 (1 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    HLTHST 215 (3 cr)
    IMGSCI 308 (2 cr)
    IMGSCI 312 (1 cr)
    Second Semester - 11 Credits
    1st 7 weeks
    IMGSCI 402 (2 cr)
    HLTHST 314 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    HLTHST 304 (3 cr)
    IMGSCI 404 (3 cr)
    Third Semester - 12 Credits1st 7 weeks
    IMGSCI 408 (3 cr)
    HRM 305 (3 cr)
    HLTHST 400 (1 cr)
    (10 weeks)

    2nd 7 weeks
    HLTHST 382 (3 cr)
    IMGSCI 412 (2 cr)
  • Part-time Sample Schedule

    The sample Online Imaging Sciences Degree Curriculum schedule below is a general guide of when courses can be completed. You will work closely with your academic advisor to arrange your degree plan after you are admitted to the program and complete new student orientation. Download sample part time schedule (pdf)

    Semester CreditsCourses
    First Semester - 7 Credits1st 7 weeks
    IMGSCI 302 (3 cr)
    IMGSCI 304 (1 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    IMGSCI 308 (2 cr)
    IMGSCI 312 (1 cr)
    Second Semester - 6 Credits1st 7 weeks
    HLTHST 314 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    IMGSCI 404 (3 cr)
    Third Semester - 6 Credits1st 7 weeks
    HRM 305 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    HLTHST 382 (3 cr)
    Fourth Semester - 6 Credits1st 7 weeks
    IMGSCI 408 (3 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    HLTHST 215 (3 cr)
    Fifth Semester - 5 Credits1st 7 weeks
    IMGSCI 402 (2 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    HLTHST 304 (3 cr)
    Sixth Semester - 3 Credits10 weeks
    HLTHST 400 (1 cr)

    2nd 7 weeks
    IMGSCI 412 (2 cr)

schedule
Be aware of the time commitment

Before deciding on a part- or full-time schedule ask yourself:

  • How much time do I have each week to devote to studying?
  • What other obligations currently require my time?

See our time commitment guide to estimate study times. Questions? Contact us!

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