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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 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. 

A minimum of 20 semester hours of coursework from UNMC must be completed to qualify for degree completion.  Students must be awarded 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.

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 Colleges. 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 Completion

Upon successful completion of BSMITS curriculum, students will receive diploma and graduation information from UNMC Student Services. Students must be awarded a minimum of 120 total semester hours of college credit (UNMC courses + transfer credit + professional certification credit) by the UNMC Office of Academic Records in order to be eligible to graduate from UNMC.

BSMITS DAO Website

​BSMITS Required Courses
CAHP 423PRINCIPLES OF CRITICAL INQUIRY2
MITS 440RCASE STUDIES & JOURNAL REVIEW2
CAHP 430SCANNING HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT3
CAHP 431MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE3
Total Credit Hours10

A minimum of 20 semester credit hours must be completed at UNMC. BSMITS elective course offerings are listed below. All courses are subject to change based on instructor availability, enrollment, and technology. All DAO courses are offered at least once each academic year (August–August).

BSMITS Elective Course Options
MITS 401SULTRASOUND PHYSICS I1
MITS 407SADVANCED OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND2
MITS 408SGYNECOLOGICAL ULTRASOUND1
MITS 409SGENITOURINARY ULTRASOUND1
MITS 410RSECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I4
MITS 411RSECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II4
MITS 414SINTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY2
MITS 413RRADIOLOGIC CONTRAST AGENTS2
MITS 414TONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I2
MITS 415TONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II2
MITS 419RMRI PHYSICS & SYSTEMS I2
MITS 419SPROFESSIONAL PROJECTS I1
MITS 420RMRI PHYSICS & SYSTEMS II2
MITS 422SVASCULAR ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY3
MITS 423SPATHOLOGY FOR THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL2
MITS 425RMRI POSITION & PROTOCOL I2
MITS 424SBREAST SONOGRAPHY2
MITS 432SABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND 3
MITS 437SCARDIAC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY3
MITS 438SCARDIAC PATHOLOGY AND HEMODYNAMICS4
MITS 438NADVANCED RADIATION BIOLOGY3
MITS 441RMRI POSITIONING & PROTOCOLS II2
MITS 443SFETAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY2
MITS 451SULTRASOUND PHYSICS II1
MITS 451RMRI SAFETY1
MITS 455SHIGH RESOLUTION SONOGRAPHY1
MITS 456SNEUROSONOGRAPHY2
MITS 457SPEDIATRIC SONOGRAPHY2
MITS 457RCARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY I3
MITS 458SMUSCULOSKELETAL SONOGRAPHY2
MITS 458RCARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY II3
MITS 460RCT PROTOCOLS AND CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY2
MITS 461RCT PHYSICS1
CAHP 415COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE3
CAHP 420FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE2
CAHP 422PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS2
CAHP 426HEALTH CARE ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING3

BSMITS DAO Website