Nuclear Medicine Technology
Bachelor of Science Degree
Nuclear Medicine Technology
A New Perspective

Advisor:
Tim VanderLaan
(616) 643-5751
TimothyVanderLaan@ferris.edu/ schedule appointment


Locations: Big Rapids, Grand Rapids

The ability to look inside the human body is one of the most astonishing and powerful tools in modern medicine. With your bachelor's degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology, you will be prepared to harness that power to make a real difference in the lives of your patients.

Your training in nuclear medicine will allow you to take medical imaging well beyond the traditional X-ray. Utilizing extremely specialized equipment and radioactive drugs, called radiopharmaceuticals, you will be capable of giving physicians a view of the body's internal processes that was never before possible. This leads to better treatment decisions and better care.


Advisor

Tim VanderLaan
(616) 643-5751
TimothyVanderLaan@ferris.edu/ schedule appointment

Locations

Nuclear medicine technology.

Nuclear medicine technologist use radioactive materials to gain a new view inside the human body.

Medical imaging helps save lives.

Technologist are highly paid for their cutting-edge knowledge of technology that helps save lives.

Money

Our community college partnerships help you save money and earn your degree quickly.

Medical imaging technology at Ferris State University

Learn on the most advanced medical imaging systems, including PET, CT and MRI.

Located at the Heart of Medicine

Our Grand Rapids campus, located just one block from the Medical Mile, will put you right across the street from employers and patients who need your expertise. The world-class Molecular Diagnostics faculty are experienced, certified professionals who will guide you through our laboratory classroom and into the professional labs across the street and around the world.

 

Higher Education, Lower Cost

Our unique partnership with Grand Rapids Community College allows you to take many of your courses at their inexpensive tuition rate and apply them directly to your Ferris degree. This has the potential to save you thousands and put your degree within reach. Check out our GRCC transfer guide for more information and schedule a free advising appointment to talk specifics. 

As highly-trained professionals, nuclear medicine technologists offer in-demand skills that help physicians and patients make better healthcare decisions. As a result, the national average median income for technologists is more than $70,000 per year. Technologists who advance to leadership roles earn more. With your Ferris degree, you can expect to find positions in:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' Offices
  • Diagnostic Laboratories 
  • Imaging Clinics
  • Introduction to Nuclear Medicine
  • Practical Mathematics in Nuclear Medicine
  • Principles & Practice of Nuclear Medicine
  • Principles & Practice of Nuclear Medicine Lab
  • Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation Lab
  • Clinical Procedures I
  • Clinical Procedures I Lab
  • Cross Sectional Imaging
  • PET, CT and MR Imaging
  • Clinical Procedures II
  • Clinical Procedures II Lab
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques 
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology Lab
  • Management and Leadership in NMT
  • NMT Theory 
  • NMT Theory I
  • Clinical Application in NMT I
  • Clinical Application in NMT II
  • Capstone in NMT

As a transfer student, you must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and a minimum grade of "C" in MATH 115 (or a math ACT subscore of 24 or higher), CHEM 114, BIOL 108, BIOL 205, PHYS 130, COHP 100, ENGL 150, communications foundation course (COMM 105, 121, or 221), and one cultural enrichment course (minimum 3 credits) with no more than two attempts for each required course.

The Ferris State University Nuclear Medicine Technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.