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Medical Technology Major (MEDT)

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Required: 124 semester hours, to include:

  • 93 hours at UNCG
  • 31 hours at the School of Medical Technology at the following:
    Wake Forest University N.C. Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

AOS Code: U187

Students pursuing this degree program complete a minimum of 93 semester hours at UNCG and then complete 12 months of study at the affiliated School of Medical Technology. The B.S.M.T. is awarded only after successful completion of the final year of study at the affiliated clinical school listed above. Students earning the degree are eligible for state and/or national certification, registration, and/or licensure.

Participation in and completion of the 93 hours at UNCG does not guarantee acceptance into the 12-month Medical Technology program at the affiliated hospital. Students should apply for admission to the affiliated hospital school early in their junior year at UNCG. A student must have attained a GPA of at least 2.50 to be considered for admission by the hospital program.

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

6

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
required: MAT 115 or 150 or 151 or 191

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: CHE 111 and BIO 111

7

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major, which may come from either Biology or Chemistry courses. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major, which may come from either Biology or Chemistry courses. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses meeting CAR GPM/GMO and GLS/GPS requirements. .

College Additional Requirements (CAR)

S.H.

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: BIO 112

4

Foreign Language
required: B.S.M.T. students must meet a foreign language requirement either by proficiency exam or by completion of 6 s.h. of the same language at the appropriate level, determined by placement tests.

0–6

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses

 

 

IV Major Requirements

  1. BIO 111, 112, 277; 355 and 356, or 392 and 393; 481
  2. CHE 111, 112, 114, 115, and one of the following (a, b, or c):
    1. CHE 205, 206, 331, 333, or
    2. CHE 351, 352, 354, or
    3. CHE 331, 333, 351
  3. MAT 115 or 150 or 151 or 191 or 292
  4. PHY 211, 212 or 291, 292; or PHY 205 and 205L

V Electives

The B.S.M.T. program must include the following minimum requirements: 16 hours in approved biology courses including a course in microbiology and immunology (BIO 481 fulfills both of these requirements); 16 hours in chemistry including one semester of organic chemistry; 3 hours in college level mathematics; and 3 hours in physics.

Electives sufficient to complete total semester hours required for degree. Suggested electives include:

  • BIO 472 (Histology)
  • CHE 420 (Biochemistry)
  • BIO 583 (Virology) or 584 (Immunology)—alternate years
  • BIO 494 (Biotechnology)
  • a statistics course, a management course, and a computer course

Suggested Sequence for the B.S.M.T. Student

Course

S.H.

Course

S.H.

Freshman: 1st Semester

GHP

3

CHE 111

3

CHE 112

1

BIO 111

4

GSB

3

ESS

1

Total s.h.

15

 

Sophomore: 2nd Semester

Foreign language

3

CHE 352 & 354

4

BIO 3551 & 3561

4

GLT

3

GRD

3

Total s.h.

17

Freshman: 2nd Semester

GMT

3

CHE 114

3

CHE 115

1

BIO 112

4

GRD

3

Total s.h.

14

Junior: 1st Semester

PHY 2112

4

PHY 211L2

0

GSB

3

BIO 4811

4

GLT

3

Elective

3

Total s.h.

17

Sophomore: 1st Semester

Foreign language

3

GPR

3

CHE 3512

3

BIO 277

4

GFA

3

Total s.h.

16

Junior: 2nd Semester

PHY 212, 212L

4

BIO 494, 583, or 584

3–4

Elective

3

GN

3

Elective

3

Total s.h.

16–17

Total Hours for Program 95–96

1Either BIO 355 and 356 or BIO 392 and 393 must be taken in the sophomore year in order to take BIO 481 in the junior year. Both BIO 355 and 392 are taught in the Fall and Spring semesters.

2Alternatively, B.S.M.T. students can take CHE 205, 206L, 331, 333L; PHY 205, 205L.

VI Clinical Year

During the 12 months in a clinical program at an affiliated hospital, students in the B.S.M.T. program earn 31 semester hours of credit from among the following course areas:

Microbiology (Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Serology, Mycology); Biochemistry and Isotopes; Clinical Microscopy; Hematology and Immunology; Blood Bank; Cytology and Cytogenetics; Basic Electronics, Instrumentation, and Computer Technology; Ethics and Laboratory Management; and Laboratory Seminars, Medical Mortality Conferences, and Abnormal Laboratory Rounds.

VII Advising

Because the course requirements for the B.S.M.T. are so complex, students in the program must confer with their assigned faculty advisor at least once each semester. Students in the program should schedule an appointment with their faculty advisor in the Spring Semester of their Sophomore year to review their transcript and GPA; at that time, the advisor will offer an assessment of the student’s progress and competitive position for admission to a hospital program for the clinical year. Any student who is undecided about which program to pursue (B.S.M.T. or B.A./B.S. in Biology/Chemistry/ Biochemistry plus a year of clinical study) should consult an advisor who can recommend courses within the curriculum that would minimize the time needed to switch from the B.S.M.T. to the B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.