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Medical Technology Program
College of Arts & Sciences

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Biology or Chemistry Major Plus a Year of Clinical Study (BA or BS) | Major Requirements | Medical Technology Major (BS)

Faculty

Director: Dr. Robert E. Cannon, Department of Biology,
441 Eberhart Building

Coordinator: Reta Beck, Department of Biology,
322 Eberhart Building

UNCG students interested in medical technology have two programs of study from which to choose:

  1. A program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BSMT).
  2. A program which includes receipt of a BA or BS with a major in either Biology or Chemistry and the completion of an additional 12 months of study in a School of Medical Technology which has been approved by the National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Because the recommended courses of study for both programs are essentially the same during the first year, students do not have to make a choice of programs until the end of the freshman year. Students in either program should complete the following courses during their freshman year or during the subsequent summer session: BIO 111, 112 and CHE 111, 112, 114, 115.

Medical Technology Major
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Required: 124 semester hours, to include:

  • 94 semester hours at UNCG
  • 30 semester hours at the School of Medical Technology at one of the following:
Moses H. Cone Health Care Systems, Greensboro, N.C.
Baptist Hospital - Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences, Charlotte, N.C.

AOS Code: U187

Students pursuing this degree program complete a minimum of 94 semester hours at UNCG and then complete 12 months of study at one of the affiliated Schools of Medical Technology. The BSMT is awarded only after successful completion of the final year of study at one of the three affiliated clinical schools listed below. Students earning the degree are eligible for state and/or national certification, registration, and/or licensure.

Participation in and completion of the 94 semester hours at UNCG does not guarantee acceptance into the 12-month Medical Technology program at one of the affiliated hospitals. Students should apply for admission to an affiliated hospital school early in their junior year at UNCG. A student must have attained a GPA of at least 2.5 to be considered for admission by the hospital programs.

College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) (48-49 hours)

All students must meet the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). The College of Arts and Sciences, however, has established liberal education requirements for its programs which, while including those of AULER, contain additional requirements in several categories. Therefore, students following this program should adhere to the College requirements. Please note that students who satisfy the College Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) will also satisfy the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). See a complete description of the College requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

  x
 Semester Hours
 Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
(CHP/CPM or CHP/CMO)
 *3
 Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSB)
   *6
 Foreign Language
 **6

*These areas reflect exemptions approved by the College of Arts and Sciences for this program as follows: Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (CHP), 3 hours exempted and 3 hours required; and Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSB), 3 hours exempted and 6 hours required. Only students in the BSMT program are granted these exemptions.

The Foreign Language requirement can be satisfied by completing 6 semester hours at the appropriate level to be determined on the basis of high school foreign language background.

Major Requirements

  1. BIO 111, 112, 277, 355 and 356, or 392 and 393, 481, 483.
  2. CHE 111, 112, 114, 115, and one of the following options:
(a) CHE 205 and 206 and 331 and 333
(b) CHE 351, 352, 354
(c) CHE 351 and 331 and 333
  1. MAT 119 or 121 or 191 or 292 (MAT 191 is a prerequisite for MAT 292).
  2. PHY 211, 212 and 251, 252 labs; or 291, 292 and 251, 252 labs; or 205 and 205L

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete total semester hours required for degree. See below for suggested electives.

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

Suggested Program of study

The following tables describe a suggested program of study for students pursuing the BSMT degree.

 Freshman: 1st Semester
 Freshman: 2nd Semester

 Courses
Hours
Courses
Hours
CPM or CMO
 3
CMT (Math)
 3
CHE 111
3
CHE 114
 3
CHE 112
 1
CHE 115
 1
BIO 111
 4
BIO 112
 4
CSB
 3
CRD or FMS or RCO
 3
ESS
 1
  x   x
Total hrs
 15
Total hrs
 14

 Sophomore: 1st Semester
 Sophomore: 2nd Semester

 Courses
Hours
Courses
Hours
Foreign language*
3
Foreign language
 3
CAE
3
BIO Elective
 3
CHE 205 &
206
 4
BIO 277
 4
BIO 355 and 356, or 392 and 393**
 4
CWL
 3
CFA
 3
CRD
 3
   x   x   x
 Total hrs
 17
 Total hrs
 16

Junior: 1st Semester
 Junior: 2nd Semester

 Courses
Hours
Courses
Hours
CHE 331
3
PHY 205, 205L
 4
CHE 333L
1
BIO 483
 3
CSB
 3
Elective
 3
BIO 481
 4
CNW
 3
CBL
 3
Elective
 3
Elective
3  
  x   x
 Total hrs
 17
 Total hrs
 16

Total Hours for Program 94

* Foreign language is "at appropriate level." If starting a new language, 101-102; if continuing a language, 203-204.

** Either BIO 355 and 356 or BIO 392 and 393 must be taken in the sophomore year in order to take BIO 481 and 483 (which have a prerequisite of one of these courses) in the junior year. Both BIO 355 and 392 are taught in the Fall semester; BIO 355 is also taught in the Spring semester.

Suggested Electives

BIO 472 (Functional Microscopic Anatomy)
BIO 535 (Biochemistry)
BIO 583 (Virology) or 584 (Immunology) alternate years
BIO 594 (Biotechnology)

A statistics course, a management course, a computer course

Four Writing Intensive courses, including one at the lower level, one at the upper level, and one in the major (BIO 111 and 112 labs and BIO 481 are Writing Intensive)

Clinical Year

During the 12 months in a clinical program at an affiliated hospital, students in the BSMT program earn 30 semester hour 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.

Because the course requirements for the BSMT 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 (BSMT or BA/BS in Biology/Chemistry 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 BSMT to the BA or BS in Biology or Chemistry.

Biology or Chemistry 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

Students electing this program earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a major in either Biology or Chemistry from UNCG (see Biology and Chemistry majors). 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 BSMT 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 BA or BS 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.

 
 
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