Courses and Curriculum
Students will usually spend 3 years on campus taking courses in biology, chemistry and general education courses. View requirements for a BS in Medical Technology with USP Requirements.
During the second semester of their sophomore year, or the year they have completed the majority of the required courses, students will begin the application process for their internship taken during their senior year. By the fall of their junior year, students will know whether or not they have been accepted for an internship.
What Courses Will I Take?
Medical technology majors typically spend three years on campus taking courses in biology and chemistry as well as completing all general education requirements. In their senior year, students put these three years of science background into practice by mastering numerous clinical laboratory procedures during a professional internship at an affiliated hospital.
Students are selected for internships during the fall of their junior year. Grades, letters of recommendation and a personal interview are all considered in the selection process. Grades are, perhaps, the primary consideration. In order to be successful in the internship application process, students are encouraged to strive for a GPA of 3.2 or better.