College Catalog: 2015-2016

School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS): Medical Imaging Science (B.S.)

Four Year Plan

Website: School of Theoretical and Applied Science


About the Major

This program is jointly offered by Ramapo College of New Jersey and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Science–School of Health Related Programs (Rutgers-SHRP).  Our Medical Imaging Science major is designed for students who would like to train in the fields of cardiac sonography, diagnostic medical sonograhy, nuclear medicine technology, or vascular sonography.  These health care professionals will be trained to work alongside physicians and other professionals in the diagnosis and care of patients.

Students must complete 96 credits, including General Education requirements, School of Theoretical and Applied Science requirements, and a preprofessional core.  They then can be admitted to a professional program at Rutgers-SHRP.  The Medical Imaging Science professional program consists of 4 academic semesters (up to 18 months) or full time study in one of four areas of specialization.  Upon completion, students receive a joint B.S. Degree from Rutgers-SHRP and Ramapo College, and qualify to declare a minor in Biology.

Concentrations in:

Cardiac Sonography
Cardiac Sonographers use ultrasound technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  Working under the direction of a physician, cardiac sonographers are trained in diagnostic procedures, data analysis and documentation and operation of state of the art equipment..

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Sonographers are highly skilled professionals qualified by education to provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy.  Sonographers are trained in abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological and neonatal neurosonography ultrasound. using the most advanced ultrasound equipment..

Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that uses radioactive materials for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.  They are specifically trained in radiation safety, laboratory techniques, imaging procedures, and the use of highly specialized equipment to assure the efficient daily operation of their facility.

Vascular Sonography
Vascular sonographers use state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment and other forms of non-invasive testing to detect the presence of arterial diseases that can cause stroke, renal failure, gangrene, amputation, and aortic aneurysms and other life-threatening venous diseases that can lead to pulmonary embolism or morbid conditions caused by flood clots, varicose veins, and non-healing ulcerations.

Note:  Application for this program is normally made by January 15 for admission the following fall.  Applications received beyond this deadline will be considered if enrollment capacity in the major has not been reached.  A minimum GPA of 2.85 is required and a minimum grade of B in both Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2.

Requirements of the Major
  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a (W) below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.
  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
  3. Writing Intensive Requirement (six courses):  three writing intensive courses in the general education curriculum are required: First Year Seminar, Critical Reading and Writing, and Readings in the Humanities; the other three courses are taken in the major.
  4. Not all courses are offered each semester.  Please check the current Schedule of Classes for semester course offerings.

Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.