Program Description

BSMITS DAO Program Description

The BSMITS Degree Advancement Option (DAO) is offered through the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus and provides working medical imaging and therapeutic science professionals the opportunity to earn an advanced degree completely online while continuing to work in their professions.

Qualified candidates are mentored by a faculty advisor who works with students to develop an Individual Plan of Study for degree completion. The Plan of Study includes a core of required management and education courses along with a selection of medical imaging and therapeutic science courses tailored to students'clinical and educational background along with their professional goals.

A minimum of 20 semester hours of coursework from UNMC must be completed to qualify for degree completion. Students must earn a minimum of 120 total semester hours of college credit to be eligible to graduate from UNMC; therefore, additional coursework may be required. Students are allowed up to five years to complete the degree advancement option; however, it is possible to complete the program in three semesters.

The program is completely online and classes are available through a variety of distance learning technologies. Students are required to write papers, complete projects, conduct research, communicate with professors and students online, work independently on assignments and with coworkers on group projects, do case presentations and take quizzes and exams.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The BSMITS option is considered a degree advancement program and does not include a professional clinical education component; therefore, it is not under the purview of the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Degree Requirements

Students must successfully complete courses outlined on the student’s Individual Plan of Study within the BSMITS curriculum in order to be considered for the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences. A minimum total of 120 semester credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences.

All didactic courses must be completed with a minimum letter grade of C- or better to meet requirements for graduation from the program.