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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Imaging Sciences Admissions

Program Prerequisites

The prerequisite courses below must be completed with a grade of “C” or better at a regionally accredited college or university prior to starting at RUSH.

With approval, you may take some prerequisites concurrently while enrolled in the program, but they must be completed prior to the start of your second term.

General Education Courses Semester Credit Hours Quarter Credit Hours
Two courses in communications
English composition is required.
6 9

One course in mathematics
College algebra or higher-level math is required.

3 4

Two courses in life sciences
Human anatomy and physiology is required (two semesters are highly recommended).

The second course may be in anatomy, biology, microbiology, pathophysiology, physiology or other life science topic.

8 12

One course in physical sciences
General physics is highly recommended.

3 4
One course in social sciences
(i.e., government, history, political science, psychology, sociology)
3 4
One course in humanties
(i.e., ethics, fine arts, literature, philosophy)
Performance courses do not meet this requirement.
3 4
Elective courses
Courses in communications, humanities, fine arts, philosophy, ethics, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences or computer science 
34 53
TOTAL 60 90

Admission Requirements

You must complete the following qualifications, except where noted:

  • A minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of general education courses prior to starting the program at RUSH. Courses may be in progress at the time of application.  
  • An overall and science GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4.0. 
  • An associate’s degree in medical radiography or nuclear medicine technology from a program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology or the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology for admission to the Computed Tomography, Cardiac-Interventional or Vascular-Interventional tracks.  
    • Not applicable if applying to the entry-level MRI track. 
    • If you have successfully completed an accredited hospital-based program, email us to determine if you may be admitted on this basis. 
  • Licensure or eligibility for accreditation in the practice of medical radiation technology by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency for applicants to the Computed Tomography, Cardiac-Interventional or Vascular-Interventional tracks. 
    • Not applicable if applying to the entry-level MRI track 
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job. We offer support for students with disabilities. 

Transfer Guides

The transfer guides listed above are not comprehensive lists of eligible courses. For questions, email the CHS admissions office at

How to Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences Program

Take the following steps to apply:

  • Complete an application using the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS).
  • You will also need the following ready to submit to AHCAS:
    • Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended.
    • International course evaluations for all coursework completed outside the United States.
    • Three professional recommendations.
      • References should be from current or former academic advisers, professors or employers (your direct manager/supervisor).
      • Recommendations from co-workers, family members and friends are not accepted.
    • Personal statement.
    • Resume or CV.
  • Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if your native language is not English.
  • Personal interview with department faculty.

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(312) 942-7120