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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a Major in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technologists work closely with the imaging physician to diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear medicine technology combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine in diagnostic imaging using small amounts of radioactivity.

Though there are many diagnostic techniques currently available, nuclear medicine uniquely provides information about both the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body. It is this ability to characterize which separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities, such as x-ray. Nuclear Medicine procedures are safe; they involve little or no patient discomfort and do not require the use of anesthesia.


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Fall entry - June 1

Prerequisite liberal arts (core) courses do not have to be complete before applying to the program. These courses must be complete before the program begins in the fall.

Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only.

Campus: Augusta, WEB

Completed Online Application - APPLY NOW

Application Fee: $50, non-refundable, must be submitted online at time of application

Minimum GPA Requirement: Minimum GPA requirement is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and math/science GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Official Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to GRU's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, GRU will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts: An official, professional course-by-course evaluation is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).

References: Recommendations from two individuals are required. References should be individuals (usually college professors) qualified to assess your prior academic, employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant’s potential, as an undergraduate student in the field/program selected.

Undergraduate reference forms and letters must be submitted online only. Applicants list names and provide contact information for two individuals as references during the on line application process. Once the application is received by our office, each reference will receive an email directing them to complete the online reference form. The completed reference form will then be forwarded to the Office of Academic Admissions via the online application system, XAP.

Please note: Reference forms will be sent electronically to your selected individuals once your application has been received by the school (usually the following business day). Please be sure to allow enough time for reference forms to be sent AND returned. Applications submitted the last week of the application deadline may not allow enough time for this process.

TOEFL Exam Scores: Minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer based or 79 internet based.

Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. The institution code for submission of TOEFL scores to GRU is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for undergraduate students who:

  • Complete courses equivalent to English Composition I and II at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and earn at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on the two courses, with neither grade below a "C"
  • Submit a score of at least 430 on the Verbal portion of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I)
  • Take and pass both the Reading and Essay portions of the University System of Georgia’s Regents Exam
  • Submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at which English is the language of instruction

NEW Wellness Requirement: All undergraduate transfer students, regardless of major, with less than 60 hours of transfer credit by the start of the program will be required to take WELL 1000:  Wellness and two (2) activity courses.  If a transfer student believes she/he has taken comparable coursework elsewhere and transfer credit is not awarded, the applicant may petition the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology to review and award potential credit. All undergraduate transfer students, regardless of major, with more than 60 hours of transfer credit are exempt from WELL 1000:  Wellness and two (2) activity courses.

  • Completion of the following prerequisite course requirements: PREREQUISITES
  • Personal Interview: Interviews by invitation only. Applicants will be selected for an interview based on an initial review of submitted application materials. Selected applicants will be notified directly by the department.

You must have current CPR and First Aid certification cards before the start of the program.  We do not accept certifications from online courses.

We require that all students have BOTH of the following certifications from the American Heart Association:

     - CPR - BLS for Healthcare Providers

     - Heartsaver First Aid

*Please note - we will only accept the certifications listed above from the American Heart Association*

If you would like information on the program listed above, please visit the College of Allied Health Sciences website at

Applicant must first submit an online application using the link above, which will take you to GAcollege411's website. Carefully read the application and provide thorough answers to each question. You may begin the application and save it for completion at another time within the same application cycle. Applications are entered into GRU's information system the following business day (within 72 hours during peak periods). An email will be sent to the applicant when the application is received by GRU. Please check your email settings to allow incoming emails from the domain. After your application has been processed in our database, you will be able to check your application status for receipt of your supporting documentation. However, processing this documentation takes 5-10 business days so please allow time for processing. The online status check provides this information in real time; therefore, you will see it as soon as it is processed. The time line for application decisions varies. Please be patient as we will send this information to you within two business days of receipt in our office.

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Georgia Regents University for Fall 2011 or any academic semester thereafter will be required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to the Georgia Regents University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are U.S. Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to


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