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Clinical Radiation Sciences, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in nuclear medicine technology (degree completion)

Special requirements

NMTCB/ARRT Certification (or eligibility*) in nuclear medicine

*Must be NMTCB/ARRT certified within two semesters of enrollment

English proficiency
All non-native applicants must meet VCU's minimum TOEFL score requirements prior to admission.

Enrolled students must earn a minimum grade of C in CLRS 430.

Full- or part-time opportunities to complete a baccalaureate degree are offered for technologists or therapists certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. In addition to general education and professional course work, the student selects electives from a wide variety of courses, allowing the design of a program that best meets the goals and interests of the individual.

Degree requirements for Clinical Radiation Sciences, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in nuclear medicine technology (degree completion)

Learning outcomes

Upon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following:

  • Demonstrate effective written communication
  • Demonstrate critical-thinking skills in developing a research project
Certificate requirement (50 credits)  
NMTCB/ARRT nuclear medicine certification 50
General education (12 credits)  
English composition 3
Humanities 3
Natural/physical science 3
Social science 3
Collateral requirements (6 credits)  
HCMG 300 Health Care Organization and Services 3
STAT 210 Basic Practice of Statistics 3
Major requirements (13 credits)  
CLRS 206 Cross-sectional Anatomy 2
CLRS 390 Research Methods in the Radiation Sciences (writing and academic research) 2
CLRS 398 Introduction to Research (writing and academic research) 1
CLRS 407 Introduction to PET/CT 2
CLRS 408 Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) 2
CLRS 430 Radiobiology 2
CLRS 498 Senior Project 2
Open electives (8 credits) 8
Open electives (300-level+) (31 credits) 31
Total minimum requirement 120

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