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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Medicine Technology BS

If using radioactive material to help people sounds like fun, then let’s talk about nuclear medicine technology. This major is for students who want to use nuclear technology to identify cancer and other diseases in their earliest stages, visualize what’s happening in the body at the cellular level, and provide patients with life-saving therapies. As one of our students said, “I wanted a health field major that required a lot of patient contact and clinical work-but also a lot of science skills.”

Visit the Nuclear Medicine Technology academic program page for more information about the academic experience, who you will learn from, opportunities outside of class and what you can do with this degree.

Visit the Nuclear Medicine department page  for contact information, a brief overview of the department and the curricular options.

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum 2.000 GPA overall
  • Minimum 2.500 GPA in prerequisite science and mathematics courses

Current UB students who are interested in applying to the Nuclear Medicine Technology BS in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences should submit the Program Application.

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for Major: 102.8

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 125.8 credit hour total

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 125.8

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 17

Second Year Fall

Total Credits: 15

Second Year Spring

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 15.8

Total Credits Required: 125.8

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:

  • Explain the physics, radiation biology, radiation safety & regulations, instrumentation, drugs, quality control procedures, clinical studies (diagnostic and therapeutic), and patient care and management related to the field of nuclear medicine
  • Perform all routine diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures and quality control procedures in a timely fashion with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate patient care and management skills
  • Discuss and demonstrate good oral communication skills, professional behavior, interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning skills through a variety of activities such as journal article review, image artifact evaluation, class projects, case study analysis, problem analysis, etc.


(HEGIS: 12.00 HEALTH PROF UNCLASSIFD, CIP51.0905 Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist)