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RS Student Curriculum Guide

Courses listed in the curriculum fulfill requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, major in Radiologic Sciences, from North Dakota State University.

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Students interested in any one of three specializations within the NDSU RS major – radiography, echocardiography, diagnostic medical sonography - will complete the same prerequisite courses to prepare for application to the professional-level internship.

A sample RS plan of study is provided below. Other variations are possible. Students should meet with the NDSU RS advisor to create their schedules.

Sample Plan of Study


Engl 110, 120 - College Composition I, II43-
Math 105 - Trigonometry-
Micr 202, 202L - Intro. Microbiology, Lab-2,1-
Psyc 111 Intro to Psychology3--
Chem 117, 117L Chemical Concepts, Lab13,1--
Bioc 260 Elements of Biochemistry1-4-
CHP 190 - Critical Thinking & Academic Success2--
CSci 114 - Microcomputer Packages3--
General Education/Elective-3-
RS 200 - Intro to Radiologic Sciences1--
Biol 220, 221 - Human Anatomy/Physiology I, II33-
Biol 220L, 221L - Human Anatomy/Physiology Lab I, II11-
Comm 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking3--
Phys 211, 212 - College Physics I, II33-
Phys 211L, 212L - College Physics Lab I, II11-
Stat 330 - Introductory Statistics3--
Special Elective (department approved)-3-
General Education/Elective33-
CHP 125- Medical Terminology for Health Professionals-1-
Phrm 170 - Common Medicines and Diseases-2-
RS 496 - Field Experience/Internship212126
300-400 Engl Writing Course--3
Special Elective (department approved)-3-
RS 496 - Field Experience/Internship212126

1Chem 117, 117L, and Bioc 260 is the minimum requirement for RS majors. Chem 121, 121L/122, 122L, Chem 240, and Bioc 260 OR other variations of general, organic, and biochemistry may be substituted with pre-approval by the department.

2RS 496 education takes place within the affiliated hospital classroom, lab, and clinical.  RS 496 courses vary by specialization.  Students will apply for admission into RS 496 (60 credits) during their final year on campus. The RS 496 internship schedule is full-time, 40 hours per week, and includes summer sessions.

Minimum course requirements to be successfully completed prior to start of the professional-level hospital internship are indicated in italics.  Hospital program prerequisites vary.

Students interested in this major should meet with the RS advisor for more information about degree requirements, internship locations, and admission criteria at least one year prior to anticipated internship application. Students are expected to meet with their RS advisor to plan schedules.

While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, curriculum requirements tend to be updated annually. Students are subject to meeting the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into the major or program of study.


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