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Radiologic Science, A.A.S.


Our radiologic science program puts you on the fast-track to a career.


Associate of Applied Science






2 Years

Curriculum Map

What You'll Learn in Radiologic Science

Gain the hands-on skills and practical knowledge to prepare you to pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. This national certification qualifies you for a successful, rewarding career as an x-ray technician

What You Can Do with a radiologic science Degree 

Be qualified to become a certified medical imaging technician in hospitals, outpatient imaging clinics, doctors' offices and other health care settings.

Mission, Goals & Outcomes

Mission, goals and anticipated learner outcomes for radiologic science students.

Program Effectiveness Data

View exam passage, job placement and program completion rates for the program.

Clinical Settings

A list of clinical settings where imaging sciences students gain real-world experience.

Fees & Expenses

A list of additional fees and expenses for imaging sciences students

Physical Requirements

All imaging sciences students must meet certain physical requirements

Background Check & Drug Screening

View required screening process for imaging sciences students.

Grievance Policy

Methods for students to file grievances.

Admission to Radiologic Science

The radiologic science program has a selective admission policy in addition to the University's admission procedure. Admission to Morehead State does not guarantee admission to the radiologic science program. The number of clinical placement positions limits enrollment. 

The first step is admission to Morehead State University. See MSU admission requirements. 


  • Completion of the following pre-radiologic science courses with a minimum grade of "C":  
    • BIOL 234* - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 3 hours. 
    • BIOL 235*- Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 3 hours. 
    • COMS 108 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication, 3 hours. 
    • ENG 100 - Writing, 3 hours. 
    • MATH 152 - College Algebra, 3 hours. 
    • **FYS 101 - First Year Seminar, 3 hours. 
    • IMS/NURS 202 - Medical Terminology, 2 hours. 
    • PSY 154 - Introduction to Psychology, 3 hours. 
    • *** RSCI 110 - Introduction to Radiologic Sciences, 1 hour. 
    • **** General education distribution course or ENG 200, 3 hours. 
      Total - 30 Credit hours  

  • * If BIOL 244 & 244A and 245 & 245A are taken it changes total degree credit hours to 80. 

  • **Transfer students with more than 24 credit hours are exempt and may substitute a social and behavioral science course to meet general education core requirements.  
    ***Consideration may be granted for completing this course after admission during the first semester.  
    ****Any distribution course fulfills the requirement for program admission.  
    ****For any questions about registration timelines or timelines, academic calendars can be accessed at through Academic Affairs.. 

More than two failures of pre-radiologic sciences courses within two years of application to the program will result in ineligibility for admission. This includes failure of more than two courses or failures of the same course more than twice. Students with course failure(s) prior to the two-year period will be considered for admission if the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress "C" or above in the required course(s) since the course failure(s).  

  • A grade point average of 2.5 or higher (with no rounding) in the required pre-radiologic sciences courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college work.  

  • Possess current certification in basic life support for health care providers (CPR) by the American Heart Association. 

  • Meet health and physical capability requirements established by the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Imaging Sciences.

  • The grading scale for the pre-radiologic sciences courses are determined by the instructors of those courses.  The grading scale for all Radiologic sciences courses after admission (with the prefix RSCI) used the following grading scale:
    • Grading Scale:       
    • A = 92.0 - 100.0%  
    • B = 84.0 -   92.0%    
    • C = 76.0 -   83.0%  
    • D = 68.0 -   75.0%  
    • E = 67.01% and below 

Students who finish the program are eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination in radiography. Students wishing to progress to the baccalaureate imaging sciences program must apply before completion of the associate program. The clinical rotations must be completed at two different health care agencies associated with the program.

Applications will be accepted beginning in January and must be received by the fourth Friday in May. 

Submit a complete application packet with the following required materials:  

  • Radiologic Sciences application. 

  • Official transcripts documenting all courses required for admission. 

  • Copy of course description(s) if course equivalencies are not listed on the MSU transfer credit webpage. 

Mail all application materials to:   
Morehead State University   
Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences   
ATTN: Imaging Sciences  
Center for Health, Education, and Research  
316 W. 2nd. St., Suite 210   
Morehead, Kentucky 40351 

Morehead State's Radiologic Science program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. 
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which defines and publishes all information involving the current program effectiveness data, accredits Morehead state’s Radiologic Science program. 

Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology, Health & Imaging Sciences

210D Center for Health, Education and Research
Morehead, KY 40351


PHONE: 606-783-2180