2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Medical Technology (BA/BS)

This program leads to a bachelor of science degree with a major in medical technology. The medical technologist is prepared for such laboratory work as bacteriology, chemistry, serology, and blood bank technology in hospital laboratories, physicians’ and surgeons’ clinics, and federal, state, and municipal health laboratories as well as research laboratories and commercial companies making biological products.

The departmental major in medical technology and the University Core Curriculum requirements and elective courses, all of which must total at least 88 credits, are to be completed in the first three years of study. The fourth or senior year consists of a twelve-month clinical laboratory program in an accredited hospital school of medical technology. Thirty-two credits are granted for the successful completion of this year. The minimum total for the degree is 120 credits.

Admission to a school of medical technology is determined entirely by the school applied to and is based on such considerations as scholastic standing (e.g., minimum grade-point average of 2.5), personal interviews, and recommendations. Completion of the first three years does not guarantee admission to the clinical year; students are therefore advised to plan an alternative program that may be completed in the fourth year. Students may then reapply for the clinical year.

The university has established affiliations for preparation of medical technologists with the following Indiana hospitals: Saint Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, and St. Margaret Mercy Health Care Centers in Hammond. We are also affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee.

Major in Medical Technology (BA/BS)

60 credits

Recommended electives are BIO 112, BIO 214, BIO 215; PHYC 110; and MGT 300.

ANAT 201Fundamentals of Human Anatomy

3

BIO 111Principles of Biology 1

4

BIO 112Principles of Biology 2

4

BIO 215Cell Biology

3

BIO 313Microbiology

4

BIO 315Methods in Cell Biology

2

BIO 341Pathogenic Bacteriology

3

BIO 444Immunology

4

CHEM 111General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 225Chemical Analysis

3

CHEM 231Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 1

3

CHEM 241Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1: Fundamental Techniques

1

CHEM 325Instrumental Methods of Analysis

3

CHEM 360Essentials of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 361Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory

1

MATH 108Intermediate Algebra

3

PHYS 215Human Physiology

5

ZOOL 347Animal Parasitology

3

Total Credit Hours: 60