B.S. in Diagnostic Medical Imaging (B.S. in DMI)

Available at

Concord Campus

via Distance Education

Start Date: September 9, 2019

Program Description

The online Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging (BSDMI) degree provides the certified imaging professional with foundational skills necessary to advance within the profession. The purpose of the BSDMI program is to develop an advanced skill base in demand by employers. Students will study the organization and function of health services, ethics and law in healthcare, writing skills for health professionals, leadership and management, nursing research, and essentials of patient education.

Emphasis will be placed on evidenced-based practice and critical thinking skills in the provision of safe and effective care to patients from diverse and multicultural populations and communities across the life span. Our mission is to prepare imaging professionals with higher education, leadership skills, and opportunities for upward mobility in the healthcare field.

Enhanced marketability is an important motive for acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Imaging. Holding a Bachelor’s degree makes it possible to advance in the fields of radiology, business, IT, and public health. Positions in administration, management, and education generally require advanced degrees. To further the imaging professional’s career the applicant can choose from three specialty tracks.

  • Imaging Informatics – prepares the student for the role of PACS / RIS administrator.
  • Leadership and Management – prepares the student for positions in healthcare administration and management.
  • Education – prepares the student for a career in imaging education.  

The B.S. in DMI degree is available entirely through distance education delivery method. This program offers advancement for technologists who are unable to‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ attend a traditional college. Registered technologists may earn up to 65 semester credit hours of advanced standing. The courses are listed in Table 30 and include courses that will enhance the student’s understanding of medical imaging as well as the specialty courses depending on which track the student chooses.

The Bachelors of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging is designed so that a student may enter the program at the beginning of any semester. There are no prerequisites, therefore all courses may be taken in any order.  The program is expected to be completed within 4 consecutive semesters.

Diagnostic Medical Imaging is a Bachelor of Science degree program. 

Mission Statement


Program Goals

Learning Objectives

Program Outline and Course Descriptions

Admission Requirements

Please review the following requirements:

  1. General Admission Requirements for All Prorgams
  2. Additional Admission Requirements per Program
  3. Minimum Requirements for Students Enrolling in Distance Education Courses

B.S. in DMI Program Length and Schedule

  • 4 Semesters x 15 weeks each (60 weeks)

  • Total 120 Semester Credit Hours: 55 Semester Credit Hours (excluding 65 Semester Credit Hours transferring in as a prerequisite). 

Program Fees 

Registration Fee (non-refundable) $75.00
Textbooks & Materials $2,853.00
Library Fee (non-refundable) $44.00
Tuition Fee $17,069.25
Total cost $20,041.25

Gurnick Alumni Grant: $2,000.00


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about  Financial Assistance.

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DMI Technician Job Outlook and Salary in California

The Bachelor's degree in diagnostic medical imaging prepares the student to advance their career in management, education, or imaging informatics depending on which track the student chooses. There are many opportunities in leadership, education and imaging informatics in both hospitals and imaging centers throughout California.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

Gurnick Academy is committed to providing thorough and timely vocational medical training to our students so they may obtain gainful employment.

Our institution has provided program specific information regarding gainful employment in compliance with the new Gainful Employment regulations for Title IV eligible institutions, put forward by the U.S. Department of Education, in July 2011.

All required information can be found throughout this page.

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