Prerequisite Coursework

All first year coursework must be completed according to the MU/SMMC published curriculum before entering the MI curriculum at SMMC. Applicants may apply to the program while enrolled in a pre-requisite course. Offers of admission will be contingent upon completing the course with a grade of C or better prior to the start of medical imaging coursework.

A letter grade of "C" or better must be obtained in each of the following Marshall University courses designated with an asterisk * (or equivalent courses from other institutions transferable to Marshall University):

  • MAT 121 or higher College Algebra*
  • PHY 101 Introductory Physics (or higher)*
  • PHY 101L Physics Lab*
  • BSC 227 Human Anatomy*
  • BSC 228 Human Physiology*
  • CLS 105 Medical Terminology
  • Communications (may be met by a variety of courses including English, speech, or composition)

A statistics course is required prior to the spring semester of year 4. It is recommended the course be completed prior to entering the SOMI, but is not required for admission. The student may complete the course while enrolled in the SOMI as long as it is completed prior to taking MI 410 Research Methods (spring term).

Applicants who did not attend Marshall University should verify with the Marshall Registrar office that all course work will be transferable as equivalent to MU courses. Course work transferred as "unclassified" will not be acceptable as a requisite class.