Admission to the Radiography Program

Radiography Fast Facts

Undergraduate Degree Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science Technology
The program is 21 months in length, starting in August, and ending in May.

Admissions Requirements:
Admission to the Radiography Program requires the applicant to successfully complete the following prior to matriculation:

University / College Required Prerequisites
Successful completion of a minimum of 50 semester hours at an accredited college or university (60 hours preferred). The required semester hours must include the following:

  • English Composition (6 semester hours)*
  • College Algebra (3 semester hours)
  • Statistics (3 semester hours)
  • College or General Chemistry with Lab (4 semester hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology with Lab (4 semester hours required; 8 semester hours suggested)
  • College or General Physics (4 semester hours)
  • Medical Terminology (2 semester hours)
  • Speech / Oral Communications / Public Speaking (3 semester hours)
  • Humanities (3 semester hours) and Social Sciences (3 semester hours) (psychology and sociology suggested)
  • Electives (15 semester hours) – suggested elective courses: Anatomy & Physiology II, science, mathematics, humanities/social sciences, computer science.

*Advanced Placement:
A maximum of 6 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Advanced Placement (AP) semester
hours will be accepted for transfer. CLEP semester hours in math and science will not be accepted & no
more than 3 CLEP or AP hours of English Composition will be accepted.

All science courses must be basic science courses for science majors.

College prerequisites, course requirements, and program requirements are subject to change.

Please note: A personal laptop is required for one or more of the courses which are part of the radiography curriculum.

Clinical Placement:
Upon acceptance, enrolled students are guaranteed timely and appropriate clinical placement. 

Campus Location:
Accepted students will be assigned to a campus location. Once a campus location is assigned, the student will be expected to remain at their assigned campus location for the duration of the program.  Students are asked for their campus location preference during the application process; however, there is no guarantee as to what campus location will be offered. Campus location options: Omaha, Grand Island or Columbus. See the Distance Education page for more information on the Grand Island and Columbus sites.

Application Checklist:
Required by the School of Allied Health Professions Academic and Student Affairs
1. On-line Application for Undergraduate Admission
2. $70 non-refundable application processing fee
3. One (1) set of official transcripts 
4. Resume
5. English proficiency requirement, if your native language is not English.
6. Foreign transcripts, if you completed coursework from an institution outside the USA.

Required by Radiation Science Education – Radiography Program
1. Completion of 35-50 semester hours prior to matriculation
-Grades lower than “C-” will not transfer to UNMC for credit
2. Demonstrated capability in upper division science and math courses
3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
4. Written narrative

Application Deadline

Program Demographics:
Average number of applications received each year: 65
Number of students accepted: 12 for Omaha campus, 4 for Grand Island campus and 2 for Columbus campus
Average cumulative GPA of accepted students: 3.595
Average Overall Prerequisite GPA of applicants: 3.55
Average Overall Prerequisite GPA of accepted students: 3.65