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Imaging Sciences FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this degree take to complete?

The time it takes to finish the degree depends on your past education. It’s crucial to understand that completion timelines can differ due to diverse student backgrounds. However, the quickest someone can graduate with this degree is in one year. When planning your academic journey, consider your individual prerequisites to gauge the time needed to successfully complete the program.

How much does this degree cost?

You won’t encounter any out-of-state tuition or extra fees at our institution. Our pricing is straightforward at $395 per credit. If you want more details, check out our costs page, which breaks down all the expenses associated with your education, making it easy to understand.

What is the difference between the Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging and the Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences? What program is the best fit for me?

The imaging sciences program is an A.S. to B.S. initiative designed to support medical imagers in advancing their careers toward management roles, teaching positions or facilitating further educational pursuits such as pursuing a master’s degree or attending PA/RA school.

The bachelor’s degree in advanced medical imaging is our clinical-based program and is specifically tailored for students already engaged in the medical imaging field with existing credentials. This program offers the opportunity to add an additional modality to their skill set. For individuals aspiring to enter the medical imaging career field, advanced medical imaging provides specific pathway options to support their journey into this dynamic and rewarding profession.

If you have further questions, explore our user-friendly program selection quiz to help you discover the program that suits you best.

Medical Imaging Program Selection Quiz

Are clinicals required for the Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences?

In this degree program, there is no obligation to undertake clinicals. Since the program does not lead to an additional credential, the clinical experience is not necessary.

Can I take my prerequisites at Boise State University?

Yes, Boise State University offers online prerequisites needed to begin the imaging sciences program.

What if I don’t have an associate degree from an accredited institution?

If you don’t have an associate degree from an accredited institution, you have the option to pursue a general A.S. degree at Boise State. This degree will encompass your general education course requirements along with any prerequisite courses needed. This pathway ensures that you meet the necessary foundational criteria for your academic journey at Boise State.

What equivalent credentials to the ARRT qualify for admission?

  • ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
  • NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board)
  • CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International).

Will my diploma say “online?”

No, your diploma will simply state “Boise State University” and “Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences,” without any mention of the online format.

Can I come to Boise for commencement?

Absolutely! You are more than welcome to join us in Boise for the commencement ceremony. We look forward to celebrating your achievements and sharing this special moment with you.

How do the online courses work?

Online courses operate asynchronously, meaning you can access course materials and complete assignments at your own convenience. However, they typically have due dates for assignments and other requirements to ensure progress and timely completion. The courses are not self-paced, and adherence to set timelines is encouraged.

For course delivery, we utilize the Canvas platform, providing a user-friendly and interactive online learning environment. Canvas allows you to access course materials, participate in discussions, submit assignments and engage with instructors and fellow students seamlessly.

Does this degree lead to any credentials? (i.e. ARRT, ARDMS, etc.)

No, this degree does not lead to any credentials. If you are looking for a degree program that can help you earn credentials, check out our program selection quiz to find the program that’s right for you.

Medical Imaging Program Selection Quiz

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