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Bachelor's in Nuclear Medicine Technology (BS)

Nuclear medicine technologists are involved in direct patient care. Nuclear medicine provides unique information about the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body. It is the ability to characterize and quantify physiologic function at the molecular level that separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities. Nuclear medical technologists work with physicians to administer radioactive nuclides for the diagnosis of disease and to provide therapy. Most nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals. This is a 3+1 program in which the first three years of course work are completed at Roosevelt University with the final year completed at the clinical affiliate site.


Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Type: Major

Roosevelt University is the only university that is affiliated with all four of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Clinical School programs. This is a 3+1 program in which the first three years of course work are completed at Roosevelt University with the final year completed at the clinical affiliate site. Our downtown Chicago location allows students to continue to live on campus and have access to the RU support services and activities.

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Nuclear medicine technologists are involved in direct patient care. Nuclear medicine provides unique information about the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body. It is the ability to characterize and quantify physiologic function at the molecular level that separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities. Nuclear medical technologists work with physicians to administer radioactive nuclides for the diagnosis of disease and to provide therapy. Most nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals.

Sample Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Ecology, Evolution and Genetics
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Physics I: Mechanics and Heat with lab
  • Physics II: Electromagnetism with lab

Outcomes

For the last five years, our graduates have had 100% pass rate on the Board of Certification Exam and 100% job placement.

Admission
Admission into Roosevelt University ALH nuclear medicine technology major follows the basic admission criteria of the University. Admission to clinical training is at the discretion of the clinical affiliate, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Students are not guaranteed admission. The minimum GPA for clinical application for this program is a 2.5 GPA overall and a 2.5 GPA in the prerequisite courses.