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In 1997, in cooperation with the Prince Edward Island School of Radiography, the University of Prince Edward Island and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Charlottetown entered an articulation agreement to enable the offering by the University of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography.

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Course Structure
Radiography Program Courses

Note: Current UPEI students should refer to Student Planning in myUPEI and the UPEI Academic Calendar governing their entry year, and speak to an academic advisor about course requirements. The course structure presented for this program is a recommended, unofficial progression for prospective students.

Note: As per Academic Regulation 1h, all undergraduate degree programs require successful completion of IKE-1040 (new for students beginning or returning after re-application in Fall 2022); one of UPEI-1010, UPEI-1020, or UPEI-1030, and a Writing Intensive Course. 

First Year (recommended first year course schedule – see Admissions Criteria for details)

  • Biology 1310/1320 Introduction to Organisms /Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Physics 1110/1120 General Physics OR Physics 1210/1220 Physics for Life Sciences
  • Chemistry 1110/1120 General Chemistry
  • Mathematics 1120 Calculus for Life Sciences OR Math 1910 Single Variable Calculus I
  • UPEI 1010 or 1020
  • Psychology 1010/1020 Introduction to Psychology I and II

Second Year (after admission to the program)

  • FN 2610 Communications
  • RAD 2010/2020 Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • RAD 2110/2120 Radiographic Technique I and II
  • RAD 2210 Patient Care I
  • RAD 2310 Radiography Physics
  • RAD 2420 Digital Imaging
  • RAD 2510 Clinical Experience I
  • RAD 2520 Clinical Experience II
  • RAD 2720 Image Quality
  • RAD 2820 Apparatus
  • RAD 2920 Clinical Rotation
  • 1 Free Elective

Third Year

  • RAD 3110 Clinical Rotation
  • RAD 3210 Radiographic Technique III
  • RAD 3310 Pathology I
  • RAD 3420 Radiation Protection
  • RAD 3530 Computed Tomography
  • RAD 3620 Sectional Anatomy
  • RAD 3510 Clinical Experience III
  • RAD 3910 Clinical Radiography I
  • Statistics 1210 Introductory Statistics
  • Elective Philosophy 1010, 1020 or any course at the 2000 plus level in the Faculty of Arts
  • 2 Free Electives

Fourth Year

  • Writing Intensive Course
  • 1 Free Elective
  • An approved general elective at the 2000 plus level
  • Foods and Nutrition 3310 Introduction to Research Methods
  • Elective – Any Psychology course at the 2000 plus level
  • RAD 4030 Quality Management
  • RAD 4120 Patient Care II
  • RAD 4320 Pathology II
  • RAD 4520 Clinical Experience IV
  • RAD 4920 Clinical Radiography II
  1. In order for any student to advance to the next semester of the program, the student must obtain a grade of at least 70% in each RAD-designated course taken in the previous semester.
  2. Attendance in all activities related to clinical/laboratory components of Radiography courses is mandatory. A student who is absent repeatedly from clinical/laboratory sessions may be required by the Dean to withdraw from a course. The Program Coordinator may prohibit a student from attending a clinical session if there is reasonable evidence that the student’s physical or psychological health may be detrimental to patients or patient care.
  3. Once admitted to the program, students must complete all of the required Radiography (RAD) courses in the following three academic years. Any exceptions are by special permission of the Dean.
  4. Because Radiography has a strong clinically-based component, radiographic course work does not necessarily fit within the formal academic calendar. Certain second semester Radiography courses may continue until the summer months, with completion as late as August. Students are encouraged to consult with the School of Radiography.


  1. Radiography courses must be taken in the prescribed sequence.
  2. Students are required to maintain satisfactory certification in CPR, as required by the QEH, throughout their program.
Admissions Criteria
What's Required for Radiography Admission?

This four-year degree program requires students to obtain approximately half their academic credits at each of the two institutions. Admission is by competition, following the process set out below, after the completion of a required set of courses in at least one year of university studies. A limited number of students are admitted each year.

High School applicants must apply to a Bachelor of Science with a Major to complete the required prerequisite courses. An applicant is eligible to apply to the program once they are at least enrolled in all of the prerequisite courses.

The deadline is December 1 each year for September admission of the next year.

Admission requirements

Recommended first-year course schedule

Normally applicants take ten three-semester hour courses or their equivalent(s). To be considered for the program a student must complete the required Biology, Physics, Chemistry,  and Calculus requirements. Applicants who are admitted with the minimum required courses must complete any outstanding first year requirements in a subsequent semester, with Coordinator's approval required prior to registering in them.

Below is the recommended schedule for a student completing the first year prerequisite courses. 

  • Two courses in introductory Biology (BIO 1310/1320)
  • Two courses in introductory Physics (PHYS 1110/1120 or 1210/1220)
  • Two courses in introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1110/1120)
  • One course in Mathematics (MATH 1120 OR MATH 1910)
  • One Composition course (UPEI 1010 or UPEI 1020 if taken at UPEI)
  • Two courses in Introductory Psychology (PSY 1010/1020)

Students are expected to complete a degree at UPEI within a 10-year period (See Academic Regulation #2 in the Academic Calendar). To meet this regulation the prerequisite first year courses must be taken within the last six years prior to the submission of an application to the Radiography program.

Applicants who have completed any of the pre-requisite first year courses seven years prior to the anticipated start of their Radiography program should contact the coordinator of the Radiography program or the Dean of Science.

Please refer to the UPEI Academic Calendar for complete admissions information.

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