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) or the College of DuPage (COD). Admission to the final year of the program is based upon successful application to the program at NMH or COD in the second semester of the junior year. Student applicants are considered and evaluated solely by the faculty and staff at NMH and COD. Student admission to the NMH and/or COD program 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 or the College of DuPage 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 or the College of DuPage. Students would apply for the NMT program in the spring of their fourth year with the understanding that Northwestern Memorial Hospital and/or the College of DuPage determines acceptance into this program.
Students must have minimum ACT subscores of 23 in science and mathematics to be accepted into the NMT program. Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative and biology GPA of 3.25 to be accepted. If a transfer student does not have the minimum GPA, students may become an NMT major once their GPA is raised to 3.25 and mathematics through Calculus I or Calculus for the Life Sciences has been completed with a minimum grade of a C. Students currently attending Lewis University who wish to declare NMT as a major must meet the same requirements as transfer students. Transfer students must complete a minimum of three semesters of the program before they can apply as an affiliated student for the NMT program.