Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Medical Technology Program

The Medical Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and the American Medical Association Council on Health Education. Recent program graduates have obtained employment as clinical laboratory scientists in hospital laboratories, biomedical research facilities, forensic laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry; and as sales representatives for pharmaceutical, medical instrumentation and computer corporations.

The curriculum requires the student to study three years at SUNY Fredonia and one year in an accredited clinical hospital program. Contracted agreements with three hospitals (Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY; St. Vincent’s Hospital, Erie, PA; WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY) ensure internship placement for qualified students who have successfully completed university requirements. Entrance to the clinical program is highly competitive and based on a minimum 3.0 GPA and letters of recommendation. The clinical year consists of study in a hospital laboratory where students are supervised and instructed by medical technologists and physicians. After successful completion of the internship, students receive clinical certification from the hospital, 30 university credits, and the B.S. degree with a major in Medical Technology from SUNY Fredonia. Students are then eligible to take the Board of Registry exam given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Passage of the exam results in national board certification. Graduates are also eligible for licensure through the N.Y.S. Education Department Office of the Professions.

The percentage of Fredonia Medical Technology students passing the Board of Registry Examination on the first attempt has been 97 percent over the past 10 years, compared to a national passage rate of only 76 percent.

Degree Requirements:

Core Program: 

BIOL 131-132 Introductory Ecology & Evolution Lecture & Lab
BIOL 133-134 Introductory Cell & Molecular Biology Lecture & Lab
BIOL 237-238 Genetics Lecture & Lab
BIOL 245-246 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II Lecture & Lab
BIOL 256 Introduction to Clinical Sciences
BIOL 333-334 Biochemistry Lecture & Lab
BIOL 338 Microbiology Lecture & Lab
BIOL 344 Parasitology
BIOL 431 Senior Seminar
BIOL 453 Basic Hematology
BIOL 461 Immunology & Serology
MEDT 490-491 Clinical Internship

Supporting Courses



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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 College Core Curriculum and electives.

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