Pre-Radiation Science Technology Curriculum
To be eligible to apply to UNMC’s radiation science technology program, students must have 50 credits of pre-requisites (60 credits preferred) done, which are listed below. Radiation Science Technology is a competitive program and thus, students should strongly consider having a major of interest to pursue, alongside the radiation science technology curriculum. If accepted to UNMC’s program, students would complete the 21 month program there and would receive a Bachelor’s of Science in Radiation Science Technology from UNMC.
Radiation Science Technology is also available at an Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree level at Clarkson College and Methodist College in Omaha. Students interested in these programs can apply directly after high school or take certain pre-requisites at UNO before application to those programs. It is recommended that students interested in either of these schools visit the institutions for a tour and a discussion about their programs of interest.
Completion of a radiography program such as UNMC’s, certification in Radiation Science Technology, and completion of the pre-requisites listed below (minus the 15 electives) are required for application to the following UNMC programs: cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy (add CSCI 1000 to the list below), and diagnostic medical sonography.
No grade below C will be accepted.
Biological Sciences (4 credit hours minimum)
BIOL 2740 Human Physiology & Anatomy I 4 credits
BIOL 2840 Human Physiology & Anatomy II (recommended) 4 credits
Chemical Sciences (4 credit hours minimum)
CHEM 1140 & 1144 Fundamentals of Chemistry & Lab 5 credits
*Requires Math 1310 or placement beyond as pre-requisites.
Physics (4 credit hours minimum)
PHYS 1050 Intro to Physics 4 credits
(Higher level physics may be substituted.)
*It is recommended that students take the lab, PHYS 1054, with the lecture, but it is not required.
Mathematics (3 credit hours minimum)
MATH 1320 College Algebra 3 credits
Statistics (3 credit hours minimum)
STAT 3000 Statistical Methods I 3 credits
PSYC 3130 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
SOC 2130 Basic Statistics 3 credits
English Composition (6 credit hours minimum)
ENGL 1150 English Composition I 3 credits
ENGL 1160 or 1164 English Composition II 3 credits
(Advanced writing composition courses can be substituted, if proficiency is established by examination.)
Speech (3 credit hours minimum)
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking Fundamentals 3 credits
Humanities (3 credit hours minimum)
Humanity courses include subjects such as art, english literature, foreign languages, history, music, philosophy, religious studies, and theatre, to give several examples.
Social Sciences (both psychology & sociology suggested) (3 credit hours minimum)
PSYC 1010 Intro to Psychology 3 credits
SOC 1010 Intro to Sociology 3 credits
Medical Terminology (2 credit hours minimum)
Many places in Omaha offer a Medical Terminology course, including UNMC, Metropolitan Community College, Creighton, Clarkson, and Methodist.
Electives (15 credit hours minimum)
For information about UNO courses, call the dean’s office at 402.554.2458. For information on programs in Radiation Science Technology Education at UNMC, please call 402.559.1029. Their programs include radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and sonography.
For information on the Radiologic Technology program at Nebraska Methodist College, call 402.354.7200 or for Clarkson College, call 402.552.3100.