Saint Louis University

Major in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Offered by Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences 

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate magnetic resonance imaging degree.

Saint Louis University Magnetic Resonance Imaging Degree Overview 

Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in magnetic resonance imaging will teach you to use MRI to visualize detailed internal structures within the human body. Offered at SLU's Doisy College of Health Sciences, SLU's MRI degree trains you to work with patients to obtain high-quality images in a safe and effective manner.

If you choose to major in magnetic resonance imaging at SLU, you'll be encouraged to join and participate in the functions of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. You will also have opportunities at an undergraduate to conduct research and produce projects and papers that are acceptable for publication and could be presented at professional conferences.

What You'll Learn in SLU's Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program

Magnetic resonance imaging students at SLU choose from several curriculum options, including pre-med and pre-physician assistant tracks. You'll participate in a core health sciences curriculum with an interprofessional focus that emphasizes a team approach to health care. You will also learn the responsibilities of an MRI technologist, which include:
  • Operation of imaging, laboratory and computer instrumentation
  • Empathetic and instructional approach to patient care
  • Preparation of contrast agents
  • Performance of quality control procedures
  • Application of accepted standards of MRI safety and protection

What Can You Do With a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Degree from SLU?

Earning a B.S. in magnetic resonance imaging leads to a career as an MRI technologist. There are many opportunities for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologists in various locations. Jobs can be found in the following settings:
  • Medical and surgical hospitals
  • Freestanding clinics
  • Physician offices
  • Research institutions 

Learn more about SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.  

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