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Radiologic Sciences Internship (RS 496)


A Bachelor of Science degree, major in Radiologic Sciences, from NDSU includes two or more years of pre-requisite college courses and a two-year full-time, professional-level internship in an affiliated hospital-based program for radiography, echocardiography, or diagnostic medical sonography. The internship is a rigorous full-time, 40 hour/week commitment to learning the theory and clinical competencies of the discipline.

To assist students to secure the required internship, NDSU maintains affiliations with hospital-based programs described below.


NDSU’s affiliated schools of radiologic technology maintain programmatic accreditation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The two-year, 60-credit internship consists of classroom and clinical instruction in patient care, radiation physics and protection, principles of imaging, positioning, radiobiology and pathology which prepares the graduate to enter the profession with experience in diagnostic radiography. In addition to general radiography, education may also be provided in mammography, CT, and MRI.  Successful completion of the program and degree requirements qualifies the graduate to take the national certifying examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to earn the credential of registered technologist in radiography RT(R).  NDSU graduates enjoy excellent job placement and pass rates on the ARRT exam.

 NDSU maintains affiliation with radiologic technology programs in the following locations:

  •  Avera McKennan Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)
  •  Mercy/St. Luke's Hospitals (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  •  Regional Health Rapid City Hospital (Rapid City, SD)
  •  Sanford Medical Centers (Bismarck and Fargo, ND, Sioux Falls, SD)
  •  St. Cloud Hospital (St. Cloud, MN)
  •  St. Luke's College (Sioux City, IA)
  •  UnityPoint Health (Des Moines, IA)
  •  Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Minneapolis, MN)


NDSU affiliates with Sanford Health, Fargo, ND, to offer a 21-month, 60 credit RS 496 internship in echocardiography.  The internship consists of classroom, scanning labs, and clinical instruction which prepares the graduate to enter the profession with experience in adult and pediatric echocardiography. RS 496 courses include: 

  • Foundations of Echocardiography                                      
  • Physics and Instrumentation I & II
  • Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Adult Echo I-IV 
  • Pediatric and Congenital Echocardiography I & II          
  • Scanning Lab I-III         
  • Echo Clinical Practicum I-V   
  • Professional Growth and Development                           
  • Research Project
  • Echo Concepts Review
  • Echo Registry Review



Diagnostic Medical Sonography

NDSU affiliates with Sanford Health, Fargo, to offer a 21-month, 60 credit RS 496 internship in diagnostic medical sonography. The internship consists of classroom, scanning labs, and clinical instruction which prepares the graduate to enter the profession with experience in general/vascular sonography. RS 496 courses include:

  • Foundations of Sonography                                                 
  • Physics and Instrumentation I & II
  • Abdomen Sonography I-III                                                   
  • Pediatric Sonography
  • Gynecologic Sonography                                                      
  • Fetal Anomalies
  • Obstetrics Sonography                                                          
  • Vascular Sonography I-III      
  • Small Parts Sonography                                                        
  • Research Project
  • DMS Clinical Practicum I-V                                                   
  • Professional Growth and Development                           
  • DMS Concepts Review
  • DMS Registry Review


 Internship Application

Students must complete a separate application for each affiliated hospital program and be formally accepted by the hospital program’s Admissions Committee before they may begin RS 496 internship courses. Admission into an internship is selective. The Department of Allied Sciences will provide information about deadlines, specific admission criteria, and application materials required by the affiliates.

It is highly recommended that students interested in this major meet with the RS adviser for more information about major and degree requirements and internship admission at least one year prior to anticipated internship application.

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