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Medical Imaging Science


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

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About Medical Imaging Science

How would you like to use ultrasound imaging to diagnose a heart condition? Or find out how you can use non-invasive testing for stroke prevention?

The Medical Imaging Science major is designed for students who would like to train in the fields of diagnostic medical sonography, or cardiac and  vascular technology. These trained health care professionals work alongside physicians and other professionals in the diagnosis and care of patients.

Classes you can take:

Fundamentals of Biology, Genetics, Cell & Molecular Biology, Statistics, Calculus, Ecological Anthropology, Computer Law and Ethics, Bio-Organic Chemistry

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Career Opportunities

As a medical imaging science major, you’ll choose from four concentrations, depending on your career path interests.

  • Cardiac Sonography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Vascular Sonography
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers$58,800 - $100,660
Statisticians$58,670 - $164,300
Operations Research Analysts$60,660 - $168,270
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists$56,650 - $135,460
Biological Technicians$35,490 - $79,970
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists$67,210 - $103,050
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians$50,770 - $92,800
Medical Equipment Preparers$25,990 - $54,070

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

This program is jointly offered through Ramapo College of New Jersey and Rutgers – School of Health Professions. (Rutgers SHP) Applications to the professional phase of the program are due January 15 of your junior year.

Students must complete 96 credits including the General Education requirements, TAS requirements, and a preprofessional core. Students who transfer to Ramapo College must complete 48 credits at Ramapo, 29.5 of which are science and math courses in the major before completing the program at Rutgers-SHP. They then complete a 46-50 -credit professional program at Rutgers-SHP. This latter part takes 15 months starting in the fall  after the junior year.