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Prerequisites: Medical Imaging Science/CT and MRI, BPS

SUNY Upstate is an upper-division transfer college specializing in health care careers. Students applying to our Medical Imaging/CT and MRI BPS bachelors programs take the prerequisite courses at another college and then complete one year (three semesters) through Upstate for their program of study.

Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS)

For individuals who are ARRT certified or certification eligible in radiography (X-ray) and will have an associate's or bachelor's degree upon enrollment at Upstate.*


  • Associate's or bachelor's degree
  • ARRT certification or certification-eligibility in radiography
  • Minimum of 72 semester hours of prerequisite courses

Prerequisite courses for Medical Imaging/CT (BPS) and Medical Imaging/MRI (BPS) include the following:

Semester Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
College Algebra or Pre-calculus or Calculus I
English Composition
English Elective
Liberal Arts Electives

Minimum grade for transfer is a "C".

Medical Imaging/CT (BPS) and Medical Imaging/MRI (BPS) are fall entry programs. Information about applying to a Medical Imaging (BPS) program.
Applications for the Medical Imaging, BPS-MRI and BPS-CT programs will open in early March, only if space is available. If you're interested in being notified in March of whether we will have openings, please e-mail your name and the program you're interested in (BPS-MRI or BPS-CT) to [email protected], subject line: "Medical Imaging-BPS application notification."

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 [email protected]Please identify the program you are inquiring about in the subject line of your email so that we can best advise you.

*Students enrolled in our BPS CT or MRI Bachelor’s degree programs must have passed the ARRT Radiography Certification Examination in order to be eligible to take the Post-Primary CT or MRI certification examination. Our graduates cannot take the Primary Pathway examination in MRI (there is no Primary Pathway examination offered in CT). Any graduate of our BPS CT or MRI BPS program who has not passed the Radiography board exam will not be eligible to become ARRT certified in CT or MRI.