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Radiologic Technology, BS

Radiology Tech Program

If you have an affinity for science and technology and empathy for people, a career in radiologic technology can be both challenging and rewarding.

The University of Central Missouri’s unique 2+2 Radiology Tech program allows you to learn in the classroom and lab your first two years and on the job during your second two years of clinical training. This experience using the latest medical technology and working with actual patients ensures you’re competent and prepared for the Radiation Technology Board Exam and to start your career. 

You’ll be highly trained as a specialist in medical technologies, including X-rays and magnetic fields, and will be prepared to continue training in nuclear radiation and ultrasound.

In addition to performing imaging examinations that contribute to accurate diagnoses of diseases and injuries, radiologic technologists put patients at ease during a potentially stressful process. 

Practical support, online opportunities

UCM’s undergraduate Radiology Tech program meets you where you are with financial, academic, career and childcare support available. While clinical instruction makes in-person attendance essential, many lecture-only classes are available in online or hybrid formats for maximum flexibility — the kind you may not get with radiology technology schools.

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Justin Chapman, D.C.
Program Coordinator
Wilson C. Morris Science Building, Room 303
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 660-543-8861
jchapman@ucmo.edu

College of Health, Science and Technology

School of Natural Sciences


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What you will study

Undergraduate students at the University of Central Missouri start their journey with immersive coursework and finish with a hands-on, two-year clinical at one of our Allied-affiliated and accredited Radiology Tech programs.

With a 17:1 student-faculty ratio and classes led by experienced professors at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll be guided every step of the way through school for radiology technicians. Courses you may take include:

  • Human Anatomy: With less lecturing and more hands-on lab work, this popular course is a standard in radiology technician schools. What sets the University of Central Missouri apart is the variety of opportunities you’ll have to collaborate with peers and faculty.
  • Human Physiology: Develop diverse case studies in this lab-based course, collecting data from your own bio impulses one week and using knowledge gained to predict responses in case studies the next. In-depth exploration with faculty and peers offers greater appreciation of the complexity of the human body. 
  • Allied-Affiliate Clinicals: All your hard work culminates in clinicals, working shoulder-to-shoulder with rad techs in a clinical lab using the latest medical technology. While students in other majors attend classes, you’ll be training for your next job while finishing school for radiology technicians.

 

National Rankings

  • The University of Central Missouri was ranked one of the Best Colleges with Radiologic Technician Degrees in America by Niche.com - 2022.

 

Unique learning opportunities in radiologic technology

You’ll be assigned a dedicated faculty advisor to mentor you through school for radiology technicians. Couple that with the hands-on, real-world experiences you’ll gain for a high-value bachelor’s in Radiologic Technology from UCM.

  • Well-equipped labs: As an undergraduate student in UCM’s Radiology Tech program, you’ll collect and analyze data and collaborate on student-centered projects. With medical technology constantly changing, you can be confident UCM labs stay on the leading edge of technology, with a molecular/cellular research lab, DNA sequencer and more.
  • Undergraduate research: Our majors have access to co-curricular research opportunities earlier than at most radiology technician schools. Through federal, state and privately funded grants, as well as a robust internal grants system at the University of Central Missouri, we offer a variety of faculty- and student-led projects to get involved with. These experiences add value to our Radiology Tech program and help you stand out among graduates from other radiology technology schools.
  • Hands-on coursework: Rad Tech majors at UCM gain discipline-specific knowledge in biological principles and processes through lab-based courses. Most labs are staffed by Ph.D.-level faculty with years of allied health experience, including teaching in radiology technology schools.

 

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology from UCM?

Attending school for radiology technicians to earn a bachelor’s degree can lead to greater income potential than radiology tech programs that only offer associate degrees. A BS degree also helps you qualify for graduate school.

With a bachelor’s in Radiologic Technology from the University of Central Missouri, you’ll be well-prepared for high-demand jobs in a variety of medical and health care settings: 

  • Hospitals and physicians’ offices
  • Mobile imaging companies
  • Industrial plants
  • Research centers
  • Diagnostic laboratories 
  • State and federal government agencies 
  • Pharmaceutical companies

The average starting radiology tech salary for UCM graduates is over $60,000. 

Find your future in radiologic technology

Explore more options for future jobs in radiologic technology using the interactive tool below. You can gain insights on rad tech salaries, job outlooks and more.

 

 
 


 

Financial assistance options for your Radiologic Technology degree

With low debt and high reward, the bachelor’s in Radiologic Technology from the University of Central Missouri is a smart investment in your future. 

UCM awards approximately $20 million in merit and need-based scholarships and financial aid each year to help you finance your college education. It’s easy to search and apply for the numerous scholarships available specifically for Biology and Radiologic Technology majors, such as:

  • Carlos Kays Biology and Earth Science Scholarship
  • Charles Hinerman Memorial Scholarship
  • Kathryn Eydt Payne Scholarship
  • Dr. Sam P. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
  • Julie A. Harpster Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. John Belshe Biology Scholarship
  • Ardyth C. Boucher Scholarship
  • John Hess Health Professions Scholarship

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.

 

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Take your degree further.

After completing UCM’s bachelor’s in Radiologic Technology, consider expanding your career through UCM grad school programs:

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Make yourself more marketable.

Set yourself apart by learning Spanish language skills specific to healthcare. Hospitals, clinics and community health care providers seek radiology techs able to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.

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Explore programs related to radiologic technology.

Not sure school for radiology technicians is right for you? You may also be interested in the following undergraduate programs at UCM:

 

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