SUNY Fredonia Department of Biology

Study Biology at SUNY Fredonia

Department of Biology
SUNY Fredonia
205 Jewett Hall
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: (716) 673-3282
Fax: (716) 673-3493

Medical Technology Program

The Medical Technology Program provides two distinct tracks for students preparing for careers in clinical laboratory science and biomedical research technology.  Recent program graduates are employed as clinical laboratory scientists in hospital laboratories and biomedical research facilities; as sales representatives for pharmaceutical, medical instrumentation and computer corporations.

Track I: 

This track is recommended for students wishing to prepare a career as a certified clinical laboratory scientist/medical technologist. SUNY Fredonia is affiliated with accredited medical center programs in Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology.  These programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and the American Medical Association Council on Health Education. 

The curriculum requires students to complete three years of study at SUNY Fredonia and one year in one of our affiliated, accredited hospital programs.  Contractual agreements with five hospitals provide clinical practicum placement for qualified students.  Entrance into the clinical program is highly competitive and based on a minimum 3.0 GPA and letters of recommendation.  After successfully completion of the clinical practicum, students receive clinical certification from hospital program and a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from SUNY Fredonia.  Graduates are eligible to national certification examinations for clinical laboratory scientist/medical technologist offered by the National Certification Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NCA) and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Our affiliated medical centers include Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York; WCA Hospital, Jamestown, New York; St. Vincent's Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania; Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York; and Catholic Medical Center, Woodhaven, New York.

Track 2:

This track is recommended for students who are medical laboratory technicians (MLT) and wish to complete a B.S. degree program.  The student must complete the course work required in Track I (excluding the clinical practicum), as well as a concentration of 22 credit hours.  Required courses in the concentration include: CH 317, 327, BI 340, and a statistics course. The remaining concentration courses are selected to meet the career goal of the student.

Track 3:

This option combines the requirements of Tracks I and II, enabling the student to complete additional college coursework supportive to careers in clinical, research, industrial, and sales.  After four years of study including a concentration, the qualified student may enter a clinical year of study at one of our affiliated hospitals.  Upon successful completion of Track III, the Bachelor of Science is awarded.

Med Tech Courses:

BIOL 131-132 Principles of Biology I + Lab
BIOL 133-134 Principles of Biology II + Lab
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy
BIOL 227-228 Genetics + Lab
BIOL 256 Intro. to Clinical Sciences
BIOL 333-334 Biochemistry + Lab
BIOL 336-337 Mammalian Physiology + Lab
BIOL 338 Microbiology
BIOL 344 Parasitology
BIOL 431 Senior Seminar
BIOL 453 Basic Hematology
BIOL 461 Immunology & Serology

Clinical Internship or Biomedical Research Concentration

A total of 120 credits are required for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology.  The remaining credits include courses taken to fulfill the requirement of the General College Program and electives.

For additional information on undergraduate programs, please contact us at:

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