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Radiologic Science, A.A.S.


Our radiologic science program puts you on the fast-track to a career.


Associate of Applied Science






2 Years

Curriculum Map

What You'll Learn in the Radiologic Science Program

Gain the hands-on skills and practical knowledge to prepare you to pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. This national certification qualifies you for a successful, rewarding career as an X-ray technician.

What You Can Do with a Radiologic Science Degree 

Be qualified to become a registered radiographer, employable in hospitals, outpatient imaging clinics, doctor's offices and other healthcare settings.

Mission, Goals & Outcomes

Mission, goals and anticipated learner outcomes for radiologic science students.

Program Effectiveness Data

View exam passage, job placement and program completion rates for the program.

Clinical Sites

A list of clinical settings where radiologic science students gain real-world experience.

Fees & Expenses

A list of additional fees and expenses for radiologic science students.

Health & Physical Requirements

All imaging sciences students must meet certain physical requirements

Background Check & Drug Screening

View required screening process for imaging sciences students.

Grievance Policy

Methods for students to file grievances.


View MSU's Academic Calendars for important dates and deadlines.

Admission to the Radiologic Science program

The radiologic science program has a selective admission policy in addition to the University's admission procedure. Admission to Morehead State does not guarantee admission to the radiologic science program. The number of clinical placement positions limits enrollment.

In addition to meeting program admission requirements, the student must also meet ARRT professional ethics requirements. Any student or prospective student that has a concern about a potential ethics violation (i.e. charges from violating state or federal laws, fraud or deceptive practices, improper management of patient records, etc.) should consider requesting an ethics review from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to determine eligibility to take the national certification exam.

With this option of ARRT ethics review, the student or prospective student will submit information and documentation regarding the potential ethics violation prior to applying for certification and registration, or program admission. The ARRT Ethics Committee will review submission(s) and determine if it warrants a sanction. If a sanction is received, it might permit ineligibility for program admission or applying for certification and registration of the national certification exam.

Ethics Review Preapplication - ARRT

The first step is admission to Morehead State University. See MSU admission requirements. 

Relevant University Administrative Regulations (UAR)s – 500.05

  1. Admission pathways 
  2. Admission as a Transfer Student 
  3. Admission as a Returning Student 
  4. Admission as an International Student 
  5. Admission as a Special Student 
  6. Dual Admission
Completion of the following pre-radiologic science courses with a minimum grade of "C":  
  • BIOL 234* - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 3 hours. 
  • BIOL 235*- Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 3 hours. 
  • COMS 108 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication, 3 hours. 
  • ENG 100 - Writing, 3 hours. 
  • MATH 152 - College Algebra, 3 hours. 
  • **FYS 101 - First Year Seminar, 3 hours. 
  • IMS/NURS 202 - Medical Terminology, 2 hours. 
  • PSY 154 - Introduction to Psychology, 3 hours. 
  • *** RSCI 110 - Introduction to Radiologic Sciences, 1 hour. 
  • **** General education distribution course or ENG 200, 3 hours. 
    Total - 30 Credit hours 
  • * If BIOL 244 & 244A and 245 & 245A are taken it changes total degree credit hours to 80. 
  • **Transfer students with more than 24 credit hours are exempt and may substitute a social and behavioral science course to meet general education core requirements.  
    ***Consideration may be granted for completing this course after admission during the first semester.  
    ****Any distribution course fulfills the requirement for program admission.  
    ****For any questions about registration timelines or timelines, academic calendars can be accessed at through Academic Affairs.. 
More than two failures of pre-radiologic sciences courses within two years of application to the program will result in ineligibility for admission. This includes failure of more than two courses or failures of the same course more than twice. Students with course failure(s) prior to the two-year period will be considered for admission if the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress "C" or above in the required course(s) since the course failure(s).  
  • A grade point average of 2.5 or higher (with no rounding) in the required pre-radiologic sciences courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college work.  
  • Possess current certification in basic life support for health care providers (CPR) by the American Heart Association. 
  • Meet health and physical capability requirements established by the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Imaging Sciences.

Students who finish the program are eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination in radiography. Students wishing to progress to the baccalaureate imaging sciences program must apply before completion of the associate program. The clinical rotations must be completed at two different health care agencies associated with the program.

Students must complete an extensive clinical education curriculum that is designed to develop the students’ potential for becoming a highly qualified radiologic science practitioner. In addition to didactic and laboratory courses, the students will be assigned to at least two clinical education centers during the AAS Radiologic Science Program.

These clinical educational experiences will provide students with many opportunities to acquire imaging concepts and theories, perform imaging procedures, and practice accepted behaviors in areas of patient care, radiation protection, professional conduct, and professional ethics while meeting ARRT requirements.

Students may be assigned to clinical education centers that require distant travel or relocation. Clinical experiences may be required during various hours of the day, evening, and weekend. Periodically during the clinical semesters, students must travel to campus for face-to-face meetings with faculty advisors, class sessions, group interactions, testing, etc.

The clinical coordinator makes clinical assignments. Even though the program may ask students for their preference in assignments, there are no guarantees that students will be assigned to any of their preferences. The Clinical Coordinator and the Program Director will consider any complications or situations that arise on an individual basis. Decisions about student clinical assignments will be made based on the best interests of the students, the clinical sites, and the program. Assignments may also be changed because of situations in a hospital setting or because students are not making progress. The program reserves the right to make any necessary changes in clinical assignments. See the process for clinical placement in this handbook for further details.

While completing the clinical internship at affiliating clinical education centers, students will receive instructions on both the equipment operation and the routine procedures performed there. Following instruction and demonstration, students will be evaluated and counseled on their competency in performing standard imaging procedures.

Students will also be evaluated in areas of professional behavior, professional appearance, and upkeep of the assigned room. Students will have weekly assigned clinical education requirements. (For specifics on evaluation, procedures see Clinical Code of Conduct; Rules and Regulations in Section III of this manual).

The RSCI program supports equitable learning opportunities for all students.

In program courses, all examinations, quizzes, campus laboratory evaluations, and clinical evaluation grades are carried out to two decimal points. The percentage point grading scale for all radiologic science program courses is as follows:

A = 92.0% - 100.0%
B = 84.0% - 91.0%
C = 76.0% - 83.0%
D = 670% - 75.0%
E = 66.0%

Applications will be accepted beginning in January and must be received by the fourth Friday in May. 

Submit a complete application packet with the following required materials:  

  • Radiologic Sciences application. 

  • Official transcripts documenting all courses required for admission. 

  • Copy of course description(s) if course equivalencies are not listed on the MSU transfer credit webpage. 

Mail all application materials to:   
Morehead State University   
Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences   
ATTN: Imaging Sciences  
Center for Health, Education, and Research  
316 W. 2nd. St., Suite 210   
Morehead, Kentucky 40351 

Morehead State's Radiologic Science program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. 
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which defines and publishes all information involving the current program effectiveness data, accredits Morehead state’s Radiologic Science program. The accreditation reward is for five years. 

Relevant University Administrative Regulations (UARs) – 100.04, 132.03, 133.03

  1. Transfer of Credits From Regionally Accredited Colleges
  2. Transfer of Credits From Non-Regionally Accredited Colleges

Contact Us

Health, Kinesiology, Imaging & Psychological Sciences

210D Center for Health, Education & Research
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2180