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  Feb 23, 2018
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology (BS) - Medical Technology Track

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Department of Biology


Slippery Rock University’s medical technology program involves three academic years of study on campus and one calendar year at an approved, affiliated school of medical technology or one acceptable to SRU. During the first three years of the program the student must complete a minimum of 91 semester credits.

After the sophomore year, the student applies for admission to a school of medical technology where acceptance is on a competitive basis. Successful completion of the internship program results in the awarding of the bachelor of science degree. Certification as a medical technologist is obtained by passing the Board of Registry Medical Technologists examination of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and/or the Clinical Laboratory Scientist examination of the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel. Because of the nature of the medical technology curriculum, transfer students are strongly urged to earn 64 credits at Slippery Rock University.

Slippery Rock University is formally affiliated with the Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA; Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY; St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA; WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY; and York Hospital, York, PA.

Note: A 2.000 average must be maintained in BIOL 104, 210, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217 and 250 before medical technology students can move on to the next required course. See also Department of Biology guidelines for further restrictions.

Requirements for the Major - Credits: 50

Basic Requirements 26 credits

Before progressing to a 200-level course, students must achieve a minimum 2.000 average in the 100-level basic requirements course. Students may register in 200-level biology courses in any order but must maintain a biology average of 2.0 or better, before progressing to another course. A student must repeat any 200-level biology course that brings the biology average below a 2.000. Students should try to complete all 200-level biology requirements by the end of their sophomore year.

Hospital Internship

Minimum of 91 hours on campus plus 1 year (12 months) at an affiliated School of Medical Technology or one acceptable to Slippery Rock University.

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