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Medical Imaging Sciences Curriculum

Radiologic Technology or Ultrasound (Sonography) Concentration

Students who earn Clarion University's 120-credit BS, Medical Imaging Sciences  choose between the radiologic technology or ultrasound (sonography) concentration.  Both concentrations are designed as two-plus-two programs.  The programs have an academic preparation of two years (60 semester hours of science and general education) at Venango College.  The radiologic technology concentration continues with a two-year program of clinical study (60 semester hours) at one of six JRCERT-accredited, hospital-based schools of radiologic technology.  The ultrasound concentration continues with a two-year program of clinical study in sonography (60 semester hours) at Great Lakes Institute of Technology. 

Sonography Program at Great Lakes Institute of Erie 

Great Lakes Institute of Erie

Curriculum plan & course path for Medical Imaging Sciences

Completion of General Education Course Work 

Medical imaging sciences  students complete 60 credits of required science and general education course work at Venango College in Oil City.  

The supportive, nurturing, and focused environment makes it an ideal choice for medical imaging sciences.  A strong emphasis on health care programs and vibrant and interactive student life opportunities foster professional preparation, self-actualization, and personal growth in students.   

As a student enrolled in the Medical Imaging Sciences Program you will: 

  • Receive comprehensive advising and mentoring from seasoned allied health faculty that will help shape you as a future health care professional
  • Have the opportunity, as a student who lives on campus, to participate in a medical imaging Sciences Living Learning Community 
  • Have a premium academic schedule that assures seating in required courses
  • Enroll in allied health courses designed specifically for the medical imaging sciences program
  • Participate in discussion groups on topics such as interviewing and applying to clinical sites
  • Be coached for successful transition from the university environment to the clinical environment
  • Apply for a number of scholarships that are exclusive to health care students
  • Join the Medical Imaging Sciences Club and benefit from activities that will help you gain a better understanding of your major and your chosen profession of medical imaging 
  • Learn from and build friendships with other health care students including those majoring in respiratory care, nursing, and rehabilitative sciences

To learn additional information on student life for medical imaging sciences students, click here.

Application to Affiliated Clinical Sites 

Application to an affiliated clinical site in radiologic technology or sonography typically occurs in the second semester of the sophomore year. 

Admission to a clinical site is at the discretion of the staff of the clinical site and is competitive.  Admission to medical imaging sciences program at Clarion University does not guarantee admission to a clinical program.

To learn more about clinical sites with which Clarion University affiliates, or to learn about the process of applying to clinical sites, click here.  


For information on applying to Clarion University and to the medical imaging sciences program, click here.

Transfer Credits

General education credits already earned at other colleges and universities will be considered for transfer in accordance with Clarion University's transfer policy and may apply toward course work required for the BS, Medical Imaging Sciences program.   Up to 90 previously earned clinical and academic credits may be applied toward Clarion's 120-credit BSMIS degree.

Additional Information

To learn about learn about conferral of the BS in Medical Imaging Sciences degree, ARRT credentialing examination eligibility, or specializing in the medical imaging sciences, click here