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Medical Imaging Sciences


Nuclear Medicine Technology
Second Bachelors of Science
Admission Requirements

Applicant must have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree of Bachelor of Science degree in the United States. Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded a 2nd Bachelor’s degree.
Clinical experience in a health related profession is preferred.  Clinical experience may include but is not limited to the following:  Medical Assistant training, LPN or Nursing Assistant training, employment in an appropriate position in a medical setting or observation in a Nuclear Medicine Department.

General Prerequisite Course Work:
1 semester of General Chemistry for science majors with laboratory(3 cr.)
2 semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology with laboratory (6 cr.)
1 semester of General Biology for science majors or similar (3 cr.)
1 semester of College Algebra or Pre-Calculus (3 cr.)
2 semesters of English or Communications (6 cr.)
1 semester General Physics for science majors (3 cr.)

1 semester of Medical Terminology (does not have to have college credits)

General Prerequisite or Program Co‐Requisite Course Work:

1 semester Humanities course (3 cr.)
1 semester Social Science course (3 cr.)

Students must have received a grade of C or better for each prerequisite course and all prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last five years. Consideration for courses taken more than 5 years ago may be given if the applicant is employed in a field where knowledge gained from the course work is used. Minimum overall GPA must be 2.85.

Students that are in the process of completing courses during the spring semester should submit a letter from their instructor stating their midterm grade for the course.  The letter must be on school letterhead and in a sealed school envelope.

Students with a GPA of 2.85 and above may apply.  When reviewing an application, a strong emphasis is placed on the overall GPA and the actual grades received for the required prerequisite courses.  After application review, the strongest candidates will be scheduled for an interview.  In selecting students for admission, the program looks for evidence of character, potential, motivation and sound academic preparation.

Students accepted into the program must be CPR certified for either Allied Health Professionals or Adult/Pediatrics prior to starting the program.

Enrollment and continued enrollment of accepted students is conditional, based on the results of certain laboratory tests and fulfillment of immunization requirements in order to determine their ability to perform all essential function.  All students are required to have a criminal background check performed by the school.


Foreign Educated Applicants:
If you were educated outside of the United States, you must provide the following additional documents:

  • Official transcripts mailed directly from the foreign school. The school will also accept an official transcript if it is sent by the applicant but is in a sealed school envelope.

  • Official evaluation of your foreign transcript (grade by grade). You may obtain an evaluation by contacting World Education Services, Inc., at or by e-mail at

  • Official results of test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 90 on the Internet-based exam with minimum individual element scores as follows: Reading 20, Listening 20, Speaking 26, and Writing 24. The Computer-Based exam minimum score is 233 (equivalents of Internet-Based Scores).



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