Nuclear Medicine Technology

Requirements and Details

University Catalog

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The bachelor of science degree in nuclear medicine technology requires a prescribed three-year curriculum at St. Cloud State University followed by one year of clinical coursework at an affiliated hospital.

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.

Important note:  the “admission and program requirements” given in the university catalog are not requirements needed for admission to St. Cloud State.  They are requirements for students who are already enrolled in classes at St. Cloud State.  We offer all of the required classes here.  You don’t have to take any classes before you come to St. Cloud State.

Upon completion of the clinical coursework, students are eligible to take national certification exams.

  • See the program director.  Being in the major does not imply automatic acceptance into a required clinical program.

    • Job shadowing (8 hours) should be completed before applying for admission to the major. 
    • Students may apply to the nuclear medicine technology 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.  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.
  • 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 liberal education requirements before beginning the clinical phase.
  • Students will need at least 30 credits in residence at St. Cloud State before the clinical internship phase.
  • U.S. citizenship is required for the required clinical internship. 

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.

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 liberal education requirements before beginning the clinical phase.

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