Medical Technology - B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
256 Cunningham Hall
Kent Campus
339-672-3613
kentbiology@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/biology


Description

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology combine three years of study at Kent State with 12 months of additional professional training at an approved hospital. Medical technologists are trained to perform complex chemical, microscopic and microbiological procedures. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Exam.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 10110BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 30130HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3
BSCI 30050HUMAN GENETICS 3
BSCI 30140CELL BIOLOGY 4
BSCI 30171GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
BSCI 40174IMMUNOLOGY 3
BSCI 40581ANIMAL PARASITOLOGY 4
CHEM 10060GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
CHEM 10061GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
CHEM 10062GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 10063GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 20481BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4
CHEM 30105ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 30107ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) (min C grade) 11
CHEM 30284INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 4
CHEM 30301INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
CLS 49010CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY:THEORY 24
CLS 49011CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY:APPLICATIONS 4
CLS 49012CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY:THEORY 1
CLS 49013CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY:APPLICATIONS 1
CLS 49014CLINICAL MYCOLOGY:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 1
CLS 49015CLINICAL PARASITOLOGY:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 1
CLS 49020CLINICAL CHEMISTRY:THEORY 4
CLS 49021CLINICAL CHEMISTRY:APPLICATIONS 3
CLS 49022URINALYSIS:THEORY 1
CLS 49023URINALYSIS:APPLICATIONS 1
CLS 49030IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY:THEORY 2
CLS 49031IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY:APPLICATIONS 2
CLS 49032COAGULATION:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 1
CLS 49033CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY:THEORY 2
CLS 49034CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY:APPLICATIONS 2
CLS 49040TOPICS IN LABORATORY MANAGEMENT 1
CS 10061INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 3
or DSCI 15310 COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AND PROGRAMMING
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
MATH 30011BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
Kent Core Additional (courses must be from Social Sciences category)2
General Elective (total credit hours depends on earning 121 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:121
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

Students who complete the required in-hospital clinical experience fulfill the experiential learning requirement.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
  • Students are expected to consult with a medical technology advisor before registering for courses each semester.
  • The fourth year clinical training is NOT guaranteed, but it is required to graduate with this major. Acceptance to clinical training is at the discretion of the clinical affiliates, is highly competitive and is based on multiple criteria. Typically, clinical affiliates will interview students with a minimum 3.000 major GPA and hospital experience.
  • Students declared in the Medical Technology major are not required to meet the College of Arts and Sciences' foreign language requirement.
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!BSCI 10110 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!BSCI 10120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!BSCI 30140 CELL BIOLOGY 4
!CHEM 20481 BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Four
!BSCI 30130 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3
!BSCI 30050 HUMAN GENETICS 3
!CHEM 30301 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 0-1
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!BSCI 30171 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
!BSCI 40581 ANIMAL PARASITOLOGY 4
!CHEM 30105 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
!CHEM 30107 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 1
MATH 30011 BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!BSCI 40174 IMMUNOLOGY 3
!CHEM 30284 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 4
CS 10061
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
or COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AND PROGRAMMING
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 2-3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
!CLS 49010 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY:THEORY 4
!CLS 49011 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY:APPLICATIONS 4
!CLS 49012 CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY:THEORY 1
!CLS 49013 CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY:APPLICATIONS 1
!CLS 49014 CLINICAL MYCOLOGY:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 1
!CLS 49015 CLINICAL PARASITOLOGY:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 1
!CLS 49020 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY:THEORY 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
!CLS 49021 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY:APPLICATIONS 3
!CLS 49022 URINALYSIS:THEORY 1
!CLS 49023 URINALYSIS:APPLICATIONS 1
!CLS 49030 IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY:THEORY 2
!CLS 49031 IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY:APPLICATIONS 2
!CLS 49032 COAGULATION:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 1
!CLS 49033 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY:THEORY 2
!CLS 49034 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY:APPLICATIONS 2
!CLS 49040 TOPICS IN LABORATORY MANAGEMENT 1
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:121