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Medical Technology BS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 12.23 MEDICAL LAB TECH-BA&HIGH, CIP: 51.1005 Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist)

Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

26 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3005

Paul J. Kostyniak

Leah Doherty
Undergraduate Program Advisor

Richard W. Browne
Program Director

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Medical Technology BS Student

  • Admissions is competitive and granted on a space available basis. 
  • Students accepted to Medical Technology present a strong academic record in the prerequisite courses.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed before acceptance into Medical Technology.
  • The Medical Technology BS Program accepts students each fall semester into the junior year.
  • The Medical Technology Application is available online.  The application deadline is January 15 for the following fall semester.
  • Approximately 18-22 students are accepted each year.
  • Acceptance criteria is:
    • Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall
    • Minimum GPA of 2.000 in prerequisite courses

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Transfer Admission to the Program

  • Seek advisement from BCLS Academic Advisor in the fall prior to the anticipated semester of transfer.
    • BCLS Academic Advisors welcome transfer students to be advised prior to enrollment.
  • Request transcript evaluation from the BCLS Academic Advisor by December 31.
  • Apply by January 15.
  • If accepted into MT, apply for matriculation through UB Admissions by the appropriate deadlines.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

  • Seek advisement from the BCLS Academic Advisor in the fall of the sophomore year.
  • Monitor progress on the HUB What-If AAR report to confirm progress in completion of prerequisites and UBC degree requirements. 
  • Apply no later than January 15 on the MT application webpage

Suggested Introductory Courses

MT 101 Introduction to Medical Technology
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology & BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
CHE 101 - CHE 102 General Chemistry I - II

Published: Oct 21, 2021 14:16:45