DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR: NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY
The Bachelor of Science program in Nuclear Medicine Technology offers a course of study that will prepare students for careers as Nuclear Medicine Technologists (NMT). Majors will gain a strong background in the concepts of modern biology with a particular concentration in human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, and genetics. This background is further strengthened by courses in chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics. Students may elect to enter the four-year program for the B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology in which the first three years of classes would be at Lewis University with the fourth and final year of classes at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH). Admission to the final year of the program is based upon successful application to the program at NMH in the second semester of the junior year. Student applicants are considered and evaluated solely by the faculty and staff at NMH. Student admission to the program at NHM is not guaranteed. Another option is for students to complete the normal four-year B.S. in Biology and then apply for admission to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for a one-year certificate program in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Students may also double major in Biology and Nuclear Medicine Technology. This would take five years with the first four years spent taking classes at Lewis University and the last year at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Students would apply for the NMT program in the spring of their fourth year with the understanding that Northwestern Memorial Hospital determines acceptance into this program.
A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in sequence.
Nuclear Medicine Technology majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a "C" after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.
The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.