BSMITS DAO Curriculum

The Plan of Study includes a core of required* allied health and medical imaging and therapeutic sciences courses. The faculty advisor will work with the student to select an appropriate combination of elective courses to complete their Individual Plan of Study. 

*BSMITS Required Courses

CAHP 426  Health Care Ethics/Critical Thinking (3 cr)
CAHP 423 Principles of Critical Inquiry (2 cr)
MITS 440R   Case Studies & Journal Review (2 cr)
CAHP 430 Scanning the Health Care Environment (1 cr)
CAHP 431 Management in Health Care (2 cr)

A minimum of 20 semester credit hours must be completed at UNMC. Please visit the Course Descriptions page to view a full list of BSMITS course offerings. All courses are subject to change based on instructor availability, enrollment, and technology. All DAO courses are offered at least once each academic year (August–August).

Academic Progress
Students enrolled in the BSMITS Degree Advancement Option are expected to make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their Individual Plan of Study and degree requirements. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be maintained throughout enrollment in the program. Courses may be repeated only once, and a cumulative GPA below 2.0 at the completion of any semester will result in dismissal from the program.

Degree Completion
Upon successful completion of BSMITS curriculum, students will receive diploma and graduation information from UNMC Student Services. Students must be awarded a minimum of 120 total semester hours of college credit (UNMC courses + transfer credit + professional certification credit) by the UNMC Office of Academic Records in order to be eligible to graduate from UNMC.

To obtain your transcripts, please visit the UNMC Student Services website.

Diplomas are issued three times each year - May, August and December - dependent upon the student's completion of all requirements by the deadline dates set by the Program.  Graduates of the BSMITS DAO are welcome to participate in the graduation ceremonies in Omaha, Nebraska (May and December only).

Continuing Education
For the purpose of reporting continuing education activity to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), DAO courses awarded continuing education credit (AMA category 1) by the CCE qualify as ARRT category B credit.  Upon completion of a course and receipt of an official UNMC transcript, course activity meets the definition of an Approved Academic Course and qualifies as ARRT category A credit.  Your biennium period should be considered when determining whether or not to submit coursework for category A or B, as you must have the appropriate documentation of the activity.