Which Florida Schools Have Degree Programs in Nuclear Medicine?

Find out which Florida schools offer nuclear medicine degrees. See requirements and school information, and learn about the enrollment and tuition rates in Florida. Schools offering Diagnostic Medical Sonography degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Undergraduate degree programs in nuclear medicine are available at several schools throughout Florida. Read about coursework, requirements, and other important school information below.

What You Need to Know

Most of the programs in nuclear medicine or nuclear medicine technology offered at Florida schools result in an Associate in Science degree, though one school - Barry University in Miami - has a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine program. At least a 2-year degree is generally required to pursue certification in this field. Studies typically include coursework, lab exercises and clinical experiences. Courses you could expect to take include physics, radiation biology and nuclear science instrumentation. Some programs might include classes in chemistry, pharmacology and anatomy and physiology. Details about these schools and programs can be found below.

Associate's Degree Programs in Florida

Broward College

You'll need to apply for admission to Broward College before applying to this health sciences program. You'll earn your hands-on education in medical facilities such as hospitals and outpatient centers while enrolled in courses and labs. The program admits only 15 associate's degree students and five certificate students each year. Broward College offers the program only on a full-time basis with daytime courses.

  • Program Name: Associate in Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Program Length: Two years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,753 per year for in-state students; $8,875 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate; 44,119 students (all undergrads)

Miami Dade College

Students who have already been accepted to Miami Dade College are eligible to apply to the nuclear medicine program. The nuclear medicine program accepts only 15 students at a time. You'll study radiation protection, physics, pharmacology and administration. The curriculum also includes a seminar and clinics. Students' continuation in the program is evaluated at the end of every semester. Part-time study is possible, except for one semester, and limited outside employment may be possible for some students.

  • Program Name: Associate in Science in Nuclear Medicine
  • Program Length: Two years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,834 per year for in-state students; $9,661 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Intro to Health Care Careers course and school's computer competency requirement; high school diploma or GED; placement test
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate; 66,046 students (all undergrads)

Santa Fe College

Santa Fe College reported a 100% pass rate for the ARRT and NMTCB exams and a 93% job placement rate for the class of 2011. In this program, you'll learn about patient care, radiation biology, nuclear science methodology and nuclear science instrumentation. The program also includes clinical education, a seminar and directed research.

  • Program Name: Associate in Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Program Length: Two years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,539 per year for in-district students; $2,541 per year for in-state students; $9,189 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Admission to school; Anatomy, physiology, chemistry, composition, social/behavioral science, humanities/fine arts courses; placement testing
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate; 15,055 students (all undergrads)

Bachelor's Degree Programs in Florida

Barry University

Your classes may take place in one of the university's smart classrooms, which are connected for Internet capability and computer projection. You may have the chance to work with faculty on lab-based research. The campus also has an equipment room, greenhouse and lab prep room. The curriculum includes human genetics, cell biology, biochemistry and a seminar in addition to a clinical experience. You can apply for a 30-credit internship at Barry University and work with a certified nuclear medicine technologist.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine
  • Program Length: Four years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $28,800 per year (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: 12 credits in biological science, eight credits in chemistry, six credits in math, four credits in physics
  • Admission Requirements: Letters of recommendation, statement of purpose; transcripts; interview (may be required)
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; 8,518 students (3,996 undergrads)

In summary, although nuclear medicine degrees are most common at the associate level from several public Florida institutions, a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine is offered at the private Barry University in Florida.

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