Pre-Radiation Sciences

Pre-Radiation Sciences

Radiation science technology is a field of health care that includes a number of specific careers focused on taking quality images of the human body in order to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. Radiation science technologists can obtain certification to work with X-ray, MRI scans, CT scans, and diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound). They can obtain further education to be able to use nuclear and radioactive substances to diagnose and treat disease. They work closely with physicians and other healthcare professionals as part of a treatment team. Radiation science technologists may also be called radiologic technologists or radiographers.

Pre-Radiation Sciences

Plan Your Path to a Radiation Sciences Program

  1. Meet with a Pre-Health advisor to create a comprehensive academic and co-curricular plan
  2. Research application requirements
    • See specific school websites for any specific application requirements which may vary by program.
    • Meet with a representative of the program for specific questions and guidance
  3. Apply to Radiation Science programs
    • Apply directly to each radiation science technology program. A list of schools can be found on the Radiology Schools Directory.
    • Consult program websites for application procedures, requirements, and deadlines directly regarding applications and requirements
    • Schools may offer either an Associates degree or a Bachelor's degree

Pre-Radiation Sciences can encompass a wide range of imaging sciences and modalities, including X-ray, sonography (ultrasound), MRI, CT scanning, etc. The educational paths vary depending on which modalities you want to practice.

Suggested Academic Preparation

  • Completion of pre-requisite courses
  • Competitive academic record
    • GPA in both science and nonscience courses

Local Professional Schools

Current students: Meet with a Pre-Health advisor to talk more about your Pre-Health goals.

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