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Science, Health Science Concentration (Pre-Nuclear Medicine Technology Curriculum), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Students who take a three-year program at MTSU coupled with 12 months in a nuclear medicine technology program approved by the national accrediting agency and by MTSU and who completes all graduation requirements of the University will receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Science from MTSU's Department of Chemistry.
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Overview

  • Compassion. It's often a defining quality for students interested in the field of nuclear medicine technology. Most commonly employed by hospitals and imaging clinics to use a scanner to create images of various areas of a patient's body, a nuclear medicine technologist can spend as much time with patients as their doctors—and therefore have as much of an opportunity to reassure and calm patients who are likely undergoing a stressful period in their lives.
  • All of MTSU's Health Science Pre-Professional Programs require a good amount of shadowing—of following and observing professionals in the field as they go through the daily routine. For many students, this requirement is also the experience that cements their determination to pursue their career of choice. Shadowing allows beginners to see, smell, hear, and feel what happens during a day on the job.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • BIOL 2230 - Microbiology 4 credit hours AND
  • BIOL 2231 - Microbiology Lab 0 credit hours
  • BIOL 4150 - Radiation Biology 3 credit hours
  • BIOL 3350 - Principles of Radiation in Medicine 3 credit hours
  • Approved HLTH elective 3 credit hours
  • HLTH 3300 - First Aid and Safety Education 3 credit hours
  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication 3 credit hours (Comm)
  • PSY 4650 - Health Psychology 3 credit hours
  • BIOL 3340 - Pathophysiology 3 credit hours OR
  • NURS 3010 - Pathophysiology 3 credit hours
  • CHEM 3530 - Principles of Biochemistry 4 credit hours AND
  • CHEM 3531 - Principles of Biochemistry Lab 0 credit hours
  • CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II 4 credit hours AND
  • CHEM 3021 - Organic Chemistry II Lab 0 credit hours
  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I 0 credit hours AND
  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I 4 credit hours

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Admission to the MTSU pre-professional program does not assure admission to a professional program. In the beginning of the third year, the student should make application to the program of choice, following the procedures of the particular program. Selection for admission is competitive and is made by the admissions committee of the respective program according to its selection standards.
  • The limits on class size in most of the professional programs may prevent acceptance of some qualified applicants. In the event a first application is unsuccessful, the program may be easily changed to a Chemistry, Biochemistry, General Science, or Biology major leading to a B.S. degree, and then application may be made a second time.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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