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Medical Technology (B.A.)

A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in medical technology will understand basic biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical laboratory applications.

They will also:

  • study, analyze experimentally and interpret biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical laboratory applications
  • be able to effectively communicate in written form basic biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical applications
  • be prepared for discipline-related employment

Major Requirements

  • 19 hours in biology including:
    • BIO 145 Foundations of Biology
    • BIO 212 Microbiology
    • BIO 295 General Parasitology
    • BIO 284 Human Physiology
    • BIO 350 Principles of Immunology
  • 16 hours in chemistry including:
    • CHEM 140 General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 160 General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 200 Organic Chemistry I
    • CHEM 240 Quantitative Analysis
  • In addition:
    • MATH 211 Elementary Statistics
    • PSY 150 General Psychology

In the senior year, majors in allied health-medical technology must attend one of the hospitals affiliated with Thiel College, or any other hospital with an ASCP-approved program in medical technology for a year of clinical and classroom work. The medical technology professional study year includes the following courses: clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry, clinical hematology/coagulation, clinical immuno-hematology, clinical immunology/serology and clinical seminar. Thiel awards 32 credit hours for the professional study year when satisfactorily completed.