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Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry Major Plus a Year of Clinical Study

Degree: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, plus a year of clinical study

AOS Codes:
Biology Major, 4 + 1 Medical Technology Program, U186
Chemistry Major, 4 + 1 Medical Technology Program, U188
Biochemistry Major, 4 + 1 Medical Technology Program, U861

Students electing this program earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a major in either Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry from UNCG (see Biology and Chemistry & Biochemistry Departments). During their final year at UNCG they apply for admission to a School of Medical Technology approved by the National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for their final year of study.

Students electing this program must take the same subjects listed as major requirements for the B.S.M.T. program. They must consult with the head of the department in which they are majoring or their faculty advisor in selecting other courses necessary to fulfill the B.A. or B.S. requirements.

Eligibility for certification, registration, or licensure does not come until the student completes the final year of clinical training in a NAACLS-approved School of Medical Technology.

For students who complete the B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry, including within their degree all the requirements of a Clinical School of Medical Technology, there is a Clinical Training program at the Carolinas College of Health Sciences in Charlotte, N.C. These students would be eligible to apply both there and to Wake Forest University/N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, as well as accredited Schools in other states.