Nuclear Medicine Technology

Are you looking for a career that combines the challenges and rewards of medicine and technology? The Nuclear Medicine Technology major at the University of Central Arkansas, in cooperation with the School of Nursing and the Baptist Schools of Nursing and Allied Health, will provide you with the medical knowledge, technical skills, and clinical experience you need to become a vital member of health care teams, as a highly skilled professional who utilizes radioactive material to image the functioning of different organs, analyze specimens and treat certain diseases. Our curriculum will prepare you for the clinical responsibilities of radiation safety, quality control, radiopharmaceutical preparation and administration, the performance of diagnostic imaging procedures, and computer acquisition and analysis of data. The program is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association (AMA) in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, ensuring that your faculty are at the top of their field, the curriculum meets the highest standards in the discipline, and you will be favorably considered for employment opportunities upon graduation.

As a Nuclear Medicine Technology major at UCA, you’ll have access to all of the distinct advantages that make the UCA experience special. Just a few of the benefits our program offers include:

  • Expert Faculty with diverse professional and academic credentials, who are deeply committed to the success of their students, both in the classroom and in the future. They provide individual attention and mentoring, guidance, and unique opportunities for students to participate in service learning in the community, work with cutting-edge technology, and network with local health care professionals.
  • Employment Opportunities in hospital laboratories, diagnostic clinics, and other medical environments. You will work closely with nuclear medicine, physicians, and radiologists to ensure that each patient receives the highest quality of care possible. The current job market for Nuclear Medicine Technologists is excellent and growing, with starting salaries between $42,000 and $90,000 (depending on where you work), which means that there are many opportunities for job placement for qualified candidates. Upon completion of your degree, you will be eligible to apply for the professional program at the Baptist Health School of Nursing and Allied Health to undertake the training and certification required to become a licensed Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

To learn more about the exciting opportunities for personal and professional development available to you through the Nuclear Medicine Technology major at the University of Central Arkansas, visit