Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMDT) Undergraduate Programs
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Programs at a Glance
- BS – Nuclear Medicine Technology
Program admission and performance requirements
Admission – Department
- completion of 24 credits or more, including BIOL 151 and CHEM 210
- 8 credits or more of the above in residence at SCSU
- 2.50 GPA overall
Admission – Clinical Program
- Admission to the major at SCSU does not guarantee admission to a required clinical program
University minimum requirements for bachelor’s degrees
- 120 credits
- 40 credits in Liberal Education
- 45 credits in upper-division (300-400) courses
- 30 credits in residence at SCSU
- 2.00 GPA overall, in major, and in minor (departments may set higher standards)
Online Information: Please see http://www.stcloudstate.edu/healthsciences for information about the program.
Academic Adviser: Please see www.stcloudstate.edu/physics for information about advising.
The Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear medicine technology requires a prescribed, three year, curriculum at St. Cloud State University followed by clinical coursework at an affiliated school of nuclear medicine technology. The professional coursework includes lectures and laboratory experiences in the areas of nuclear physics, radioisotope measurements, nuclear medicine, imaging cameras, technical evaluation of nuclear medicine procedures and a clinical nuclear medicine practicum. Upon completion of the clinical coursework, students are eligible to take national certification exams.
Students may apply to the major program when their completed credits equal or exceed 24 semester credits, including BIOL 151 and CHEM 210 with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. At least eight credits must have been earned in residence at St. Cloud State University. It is suggested that students apply for the major as early as possible to ensure a timely plan for completing the required courses and securing a seat in a clinical program.
Admission to the major does not imply automatic acceptance into a clinical program. Acceptance by the clinical affiliates is competitive. Applications are made in September, approximately one year prior to the starting date of the clinical program. Specific information regarding the application process, the recommended grade point average and the details of each affiliate's program is available through the nuclear medicine technology director's office. Students must complete all core and general education requirements before beginning the clinical phase.
Current affiliated schools of nuclear medicine technology are at the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences in Rochester, MN, St. Luke's Medical Center and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, both in Milwaukee, Wl and St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.
Core Requirements (52)
BIOL 151, 202, 204, 266
CHEM 141, 210, 211, 350, 452
PHYS 231, 232, 408; MATH 112
NMDT 499 (1 credit); STAT 229
Note: Nuclear Medicine Technology students are not required to take BIOL 152-Organismal Diversity as a prerequisite to BIOL 262-Genetics.
Clinical Phase Requirements (34)
NMDT 401, 403, 405, 407, 409, 411, 412, 413, 415, 417, 419, 421, 423, 427
Recommended: BIOL 262, 360, 368; CMST 442; SOC 475
Because of coursework in mathematics and science, students graduating with a major in Nuclear Medicine Technology are considered as having satisfied 9 credits of the liberal education requirement in mathematics and natural/physical science.
The Upper Division Writing Requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology is fulfilled by successfully completing an approved writing project in NMDT 499 with a grade in that course of C- or better.