Admission to the Nuclear Medicine Program

Nuclear Medicine Technology Fast Facts

Undergraduate Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science Technology

Admissions Requirements
For admittance into the Advanced Post-Primary Program, the technologist must have completed an accredited radiography program and be certified in their profession (ARRT).

Admission to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program requires the applicant to successfully complete the following prior to matriculation:

University / College Required Prerequisites
Successful completion of 34 semester hours at an accredited college or university. The required semester hours must include the following:

Language / Humanities / Social Sciences (15 semester hours)

  • English Composition (6 semester hours)
  • Oral Communication (3 semester hours) – course work meeting this requirement may be in communications, speech or foreign language
  • Humanities (3 semester hours) – course work meeting this requirements may include but is not limited to anthropology, economics, geography, history, literature, philosophy, political sciences, psychology, religion, sociology, world languages, human, cultural or community studies, music/arts appreciation or history.
  • Social Science (3 semester hours) – course work meeting this requirement may include but is not limited to anthropology, human, cultural or community studies, economics, geography, political science, psychology, religion sociology

Mathematics (6 semester hours)

  • College Algebra, or higher mathematics required
  • Statistics required

Natural Sciences (~16-17 semester hours)

  • Physics -College level Physics I - 1 semester (2 semesters preferred). Must be a math based course that includes mechanics, heat, light, sound and electricity (or equivalent course as approved by program). Physical Science will not fulfill this requirement.
  • Chemistry- College level Chemistry with lab - 1 semester, 4-5 credit (2 semesters preferred)-.  May be fulfilled by taking College or General Chemistry I (or equivalent course as approved by program).
  • Anatomy & Physiology (Lecture/Lab) 2 semesters in sequence / 5-8 hours – Must be lecture/lab courses in human or vertebrate anatomy and physiology. May be fulfilled by completing one course in Anatomy and a second course in Physiology or by taking Anatomy/Physiology I and Anatomy/Physiology II.  (A&P courses completed in a radiography program will be evaluated individually).

*Advanced Placement:
A maximum of 6 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Advanced Placement (AP) semester
hours will be accepted for transfer. CLEP semester hours in math and science will not be accepted & no
more than 3 CLEP or AP hours of English Composition will be accepted.

Job shadowing and/or volunteering in the field of nuclear medicine technology prior to completion of the application process is required.

The Nuclear Medicine Program is a 12-month program, which includes Nuclear Medicine-relevant CT curriculum. At the end of the 12-month program, students have the option to apply for the UNMC CT Practicum to offer additional clinical experience and additional coursework related to computed tomography. These curricular additions help prepare students for the technologies of nuclear medicine PET/CT and SPECT/CT.

College prerequisites, course requirements, and program requirements are subject to change.

Application Checklist
Required by the School of Allied Health Professions Academic and Student Affairs
1. On-line Application for Undergraduate Admission
2. $70 non-refundable application processing fee
3. One (1) set of official transcripts
4. English proficiency requirement, if your native language is not English.
5. Foreign transcripts, if you completed coursework from an institution outside the USA.

Required by Radiation Science Technology Education – Nuclear Medicine Program
1. Completion of 34 semester hours prior to matriculation
-Grades lower than “C” will not transfer to UNMC for credit
2. Demonstrated capability in upper division science and math courses
3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
4. Written narrative and resume

Application Deadline*

*UNMC’s Nuclear Medicine Program has an initial consideration deadline and a final consideration deadline for admission. Applicants applying by the initial deadline will be given priority consideration for positions available in the class. Applications submitted after the initial deadline will only be considered if positions are still available in the class. These late applications will be considered on an individual basis. If positions are filled in the class prior to the final deadline, the application will be closed and no more applications will be accepted.

All applicants, regardless of application completion or acceptance status, are encouraged to submit their FAFSA data to UNMC prior to April 1st to ensure consideration for all aid options. Please refer to the financial aid process page: Applying for Financial Aid.

Program Demographics

5 Yr Graduation Rate: 100%
5 Yr Attrition Rate: 0% 

5 Yr Ave- Overall Prerequisite GPA of applicants: 3.46      5 Yr Ave Overall Prerequisite GPA of accepted students: 3.67
Average Science GPA of applicants: 3.57 Average Science GPA of accepted students: 3.65

10 Yr Average- NMTCB Scaled Board Scores: 85.47 (99th Percentile in comparison to national average)
Stats updated 2014