Prerequisites: Medical Imaging

SUNY Upstate is an upper-division transfer college specializing in health care careers. Students applying to our bachelors programs take the prerequisite courses (minimum 60 semester hours) at another college and then complete their junior and senior years of the bachelor's degree at Upstate for their program of study.


For information on the Medical Imaging/Ultrasound, BS & BPS program, click here.
For information on the Medical Imaging/CT or MRI, BPS programs, click here.

"Am I a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) applicant?"

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) applicants enter with a liberal arts background. An associate's degree is not required, but welcome.
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) applicants are ARRTExternal Link Icon certified or ARRTExternal Link Icon certification eligible in radiography and will have an associate's degree upon enrollment.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

For individuals with no previous education in Medical Imaging.

Requires a minimum of 60 semester hours including:

Semester Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
General Physics with lab*
College Algebra or Pre-calculus or Calculus
Introduction to Computer Science (Course should include hardware, software, networks, and memory-storage devices.)
English Composition
English Elective

Liberal Arts and Professional Electives

(Only 5 Credits can be Professional Electives)

Examples of Liberal Arts & Professional Electives
Total= 60

*Physics can be algebra or calculus based.

Minimum grade for transfer is a "C."

A course equivalency guide for the College of Health Professions prerequisites is available online.  Please note that applicants are not required to attend any of the colleges listed on the guide.  Prospective students with questions about prerequisites should e-mail Student Admissions at admissfa@upstate.eduPlease identify the program you are inquiring about in the subject line of your email so that we can best advise you.

Medical Imaging/Radiography (X-ray) is a fall entry program. Applications open September 1 and admission is on a rolling basis until the program fills. Information about applying to the Medical Imaging/Radiography (BS) program.