Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)

University of Mississippi

Radiologic Sciences

Collage image of many x-rays of human body partsAt the University of Mississippi, radiologic sciences is a 2+2  program that is not completed at the UM-Oxford campus.   Traditionally, UM students prepare complete two years of coursework then apply to University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences program in Jackson, MS.  Acceptance into the final two years of clinical coursework is competitive and class size is limited.

While at UM, you will be enrolled in the Allied Health Studies major and be assigned an academic counselor who will ensure that you have the pre-requisite courses needed to be able to apply to the dental hygiene schools of your choice.  Pre-requisite requirements are determined by your schools of interest.  Our office not only keeps you on track with pre-requisites, we provide tutoring, application assistance, mock interviews to help prepare for the actual interview, and help with locating schools based on your criteria.

 

image of an arm and hand x-ray, with the hand giving a thumb's upAbout Radiologic Sciences

Utilizing specialized imaging equipment and advanced computer technology, the radiologic technologist is responsible for performing a variety of challenging and interesting examinations on a diverse patient population.  Radiologic technologists work closely with other members of the health care profession and are vital in providing the images necessary for diagnosing disease and injury. 

Radiologic sciences is a broad field that encompasses not only diagnostic radiology, but also bone densitometry, cardiovascular/interventional radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and sonography.

For more information regarding radiologic technologists’ salary, job outlook, and resources, visit Explorehealthcareers website.