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BS, Medical Imaging Sciences Program

Online Degree Completion Option for Credentialed Medical Imaging Professionals

Clarion University's Virtual Campus enables medical imaging professionals who are already credentialed radiologic technologists, diagnostic medical sonographers, nuclear medicine technolgists, radiation therapists, or medical dosimetrists to earn their bachelor's degree by taking convenient online courses.  Online course work allows students to take classes where and when they need them and to build their academic schedules around work and family responsibilities. 

To view the 60-credit science and general education curriculum plan for the medical imaging sciences program, click here.

Clinical Credit Awarded for Medical Imaging Sciences Credentials

Credentialed radiologic technologists, sonographers, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists, and medical dosimetrists may have already earned all 60 credits of clinical course work that are required for the BS, Medical Imaging Sciences degree program. 

Depending on the type and length of medical imaging sciences educational program that an individual has completed, Clarion will grant up to 60 clinical credits toward the BS, Medical Imaging Sciences degree to the following:

  • Registered radiologic technologists who have completed a JRCERT-accredited  radiologic technology program
  • Credentialed diagnostic medical sonographers who have completed a sonography educational program accredited by CAAHEP through the JRCDMS 
  • Credentialed nuclear medicine technologists who have completed a JRCNMT-accredited nuclear medicine program 
  • Credentialed radiation therapists who have completed a JRCERT-accredited  radiation therapy program
  • Credentialed medical dosimetrists who have completed a JRCERT-accredited medical dosimetry program

Clinical credits are awarded on a case-by-case basis with consideration given programmatic accreditation, program length and content, the applicant's performance in the program, and professinal credentialing of the applicant.

Transfer Credits

General education credits that have already been 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 degree program.   Up to 90 previously earned credits may be applied toward Clarion's 120-credit bachelor's degree.

How Quickly Can I Earn My Degree At Clarion University?


Clarion University has a total of six academic sessions/semesters in which course work may be completed.  There are two traditional 15-week fall and spring semesters.  There is also a three-week academic session in May (Summer I) followed by two five-week summer academic sessions (Summer II and Summer III).  Additionally, there is a three-week academic session over the Christmas and New Year holidays (Winter Intersession). 


Summer and winter academic sessions are condensed and are therefore intense.  Completion of course work during these academic sessions requires a great amount of work in a short period of time.  However, condensed academic sessions allow students to earn credits quickly.  Earning a degree at Clarion University may therefore be significantly expedited by enrolling in courses year-round.  (Please note that not all courses are offered in each academic session/semester.) 

Admission Requirements and Application

For information on admission and applying to Clarion University for medical imaging sciences, click here.

Information on Taking Online Courses at Clarion University

For informaiton about taking online courses at Clarion University, please contact Clarion University's Virtual Campus.