Undergraduate Bulletin > Medical Technology Program > Major-B.A. or B.S. plus a year of clinical study
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
Biology Major, 4 + 1 Medical Technology Program, U186 (B.S.), U231 (B.A.)
Chemistry Major, 4 + 1 Medical Technology Program, U188 (B.S.), U232 (B.A.)
Biochemistry Major, 4 + 1 Medical Technology Program, U860
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 (Clinical Laboratory Science) approved by the National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for their final year of study. Certification, registration, and licensure do not come until the student completes the year of clinical training.
The required courses listed below may also be used to meet the departmental major requirements.
- BIO 111, 112, 277; either 355 and 356 or 392 and 393; 481
- CHE 111, 112, 114, 115, and one of the following combinations:
- CHE 205, 206 and 331, 333
- CHE 351, 352, and 354
- CHE 331, 333 and 351
- MAT 115 or 150 or 151 or 191
- PHY 211, 212 or 291, 292 or 205, 205L
Most UNCG students choose nearby clinical training programs, such as Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte or Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Accredited Medical Technology programs can be found in most other states, however, and UNCG students may attend the program of their choice. Clinical programs typically run from August to July; however, some institutions also have programs from January to December. Applications are usually submitted six to nine months before the training year begins, thus students should familiarize themselves with the programs available, and procure applications directly from the institutions prior to the deadlines.
During the twelve months of the clinical programs, the following areas are typically included: 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.
At the completion of the clinical training, students are eligible to take the National Accreditation exam administered by NAACLS, and upon passage of the exam, are certified and licensed as Clinical Laboratory Scientists.