General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the Certificate in Nuclear Medicine program. Applicants interested in this program are required to visit the college and meet individually with an admissions representative and program faculty to ascertain if their goals can be met by the college.
Prospective students declaring Nuclear Medicine as their major must be generally admitted to South College and meet the following requirements in order to be considered for full admission to the program:
- Complete the South College and Nuclear Medicine program application forms.
- Submit transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended (minimum radiography program or college GPA of 2.75 required).*
- Complete a personal interview with program faculty and area professionals and achieve a minimum score of 25 out of a possible 40.*
- Complete as prerequisites a minimum of 24 quarter credit hours in natural and biological sciences that must include human anatomy & physiology (minimum 12 quarter credit hours), and a minimum of four quarter credit hours in general chemistry and lab, general physics, and college algebra (or higher) obtaining a grade of “C” or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.*
- Complete as prerequisites a minimum of 8 quarter credit hours in patient care and assessment and fundamentals of health care.*
- Complete (as a prerequisite or corequisite) a minimum of four credit hours in approved humanities, oral and written communications, and social sciences courses.
- Complete and submit documentation of a minimum of 5 clock hours of observation in a nuclear medicine department.
- Meet specific health and/or essential functions pertinent to the responsibilities performed by the Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
- Be able to commit to full attendance and participation in a rigorous educational program which requires class attendance, significant out-of-class preparation time, and clinical education assignments off-campus.
*Each of these areas is used to rank applicants for full program admission. If minimum standards are met by more applying students than clinical seats, these rankings determine program admission.