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Medical Technology BS - Program Requirements

(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

Dan La Rosa
Undergraduate Program Advisor and Student Success Specialist

Richard W. Browne
Program Director

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Medical Technology BS Program

Academic Requirements

Acceptance Criteria: Admissions is competitive and granted on a space available basis. Academic Advisement is available by contacting the BCLS Academic Advisor at 716-829-5182. All applicants must apply to both UB (matriculation to the University) and to the Medical Technology Program (to become an approved/ accepted major). The Medical Technology application and all official transcripts must be received in MT by January 15th. Applications are available at the departmental office, or online at the BS in Medical Technology online application. Successful candidates will present a strong academic record. All prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the MT program, which begins each fall. At the time of application, candidates must be registered in their final prerequisites. Approximately 18-22 students are accepted each year; most successful candidates accepted to Medical Technology well exceed the minimum GPA listed below:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall
  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 in prerequisite courses

All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

Academic Advice

Students seeking an undergraduate BS MT degree must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 for UB overall (cumulative) GPA and a minimum GPA of 2.000 in the MT Junior and Senior required classes MT 300-400, with no grades of “F” and no grades of “Incomplete”:

  • For each semester of enrollment in Junior and Senior MT 300-400 required classes
  • For the cumulative Junior and Senior MT 300-400 required classes
  • To be placed in MT Clinical Rotations
  • To be eligible to graduate/ degree confer

Failure to maintain the required 2.000 minimum GPA in Junior and Senior MT 300-400 required classes can result in academic probation or dismissal. Students seeking an undergraduate BS MT degree must be compliant with the University at Buffalo Student Health Services Immunization Requirements for Health Related Professions Students.

The UB Medical Technology Program is compliant with the educational essential requirements that support the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Transfer Credit Policy

Freshmen and transfer students often have previously earned credits from exams or college level courses. Credits can be applied to the Medical Technology Program courses as described in the Undergraduate Catalog Policy on Alternative Methods for Earning University Credits.

The program in medical technology has transfer agreements with SUNY Morrisville, Niagara County Community College, and the medical laboratory technician/clinical laboratory technician AAS program at Erie Community College North, and prerequisite course equivalencies have been established. Students with an AAS in medical laboratory technician degree are encouraged to have their transcripts evaluated by the program advisor. Students from other transfer institutions should consult the TAURUS website and contact the undergraduate program advisor for course equivalencies.

Courses from other institutions may not be used to satisfy any upper-division program course requirements.

Residency Requirement

Students enrolled in the Medical Technology Program must complete the entire program at UB. Clinical Rotation placement is available for only the accepted students in the program. The UB Medical Technology Program cannot accept students for only clinical rotation placement nor to provide continuing education.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
CHE 101 General Chemistry w/ CHE 113 Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry w/ CHE 114 Lab
CHE 203/CHE 205 Organic Chemistry
MIC 301 Biomedical Microbiology
PGY 300 Human Physiology
One of: CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry or PAS 313 Human Anatomy or BIO 305 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry or CHE 314 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 
One of: PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or STA 119 Statistical Methods or SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences
One of: PHI 237 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine, PHI 107 Ethics or PHI 217 Professional Ethics

Required Courses

MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry
MT 402 Clinical Immunology Lab
MT 403 Instrumental Analysis
MT 405 Clinical Immunohematology
MT 407 Clinical Chemistry
MT 408 Hospital Chemistry
MT 409 Clinical Microbiology
MT 410 Hospital Microbiology
MT 411 Clinical Hematology
MT 412 Hospital Hematology
MT 413 Clinical Elective
MT 414 Hospital Blood Bank
MT 416 Clinical Parasitology
MT 417 Laboratory Education (1 Credit)
MT 419 Phlebotomy
MT 420 Clinical Correlations
MT 421 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids
MT 422 Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics
MT 423 Laboratory Management
MT 429 Clinical Mycology
MT 431 Clinical Hemostasis
MT 432 Introduction to Medical Genetics
UBC CL2 Course
UBC 399 Capstone

Courses Recommended but Not Required

APY 349 Human Genetics
CL 151 Medical Terminology
MT 101 Introduction to Medical Technology I
PAS 313 Human Anatomy

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Medical Technology BS degree
Credits Required for Major100
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 23
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 123

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Nov 16, 2022 15:56:06