BS Medical Technology
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology will prepare graduates to become Medical Technologists and be eligible to sit for the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Medical technologists play a critical role in patient care, providing key laboratory data for the diagnosis of diseases, management of patient therapy and health maintenance. They perform complicated chemical, biological, hematological, microscopic and bacteriological tests. For example, medical technologists microscopically examine blood and other body fluids, make cultures of fluid or tissues the samples, use computers to verify and organize lab data, and analyze the samples for chemical content or reaction. They require skills in using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, as well as excellent organizational, problem solving and communication skills.
Medical technologists have the versatility to be employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, independent laboratories, clinics, physicians’ offices, local/state and government agencies, pharmaceutical and cosmetic firms, veterinary offices, and research institutions.
- Employment rate in various healthcare agencies in the tri-state area – 100%
- Salary range after completion of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology degree by the Bureau of Labor Statistics – $61,000 – $66,000
Admission to the professional component at Rutgers University requires:
- Graduation from an accredited secondary school with a record indicating potential to succeed in college.
- A separate application will be filled out in the Fall for the 4th year of clinical education.
- Admission decisions for the professional component are made in accordance with criteria, policies and procedures established by a joint Committee on Admissions and Academic Status and cannot be guaranteed by FDU
1st Semester (16 credits)
- BIOL1251 General Biology I
- BIOL1253 General Biology I Lab
- CHEM1201 General Chemistry I
- CHEM1203 General Chemistry Lab I
- ENWR1101 Academic Writing
- MATH1107 Pre-calculus
- UNIV1001 Transitioning to University Life
2nd Semester (18 credits)
- BIOL1252 General Biology II
- BIOL1254 General Biology II Lab
- CHEM1202 General Chemistry II
- CHEM1204 General Chemistry Lab II
- CSCI1105 Comp & Computer Software
- ENWR1102 Academic Rsrch & Writing
- MATH1201 Calculus I
3rd Semester (13 credits)
- BIOL2237/39 Structure and Function I
- CHEM2261 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM2263 Organic Chemistry Lab I
- UNIV1002 Preparing for Professional Life
- PSYC1103 General Psychology
4th Semester (15 credits)
- BIOL4240/41 Cell Biology & Lab
- CHEM2262 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM2264 Organic Chemistry II Lab
- PSYC2201 Statistics
- UNIV2001 Cross-cultural Perspectives
5th Semester (17 credits)
- BIOL3225/BIOL3226 Gen Microbiology & Lab
- BIOL2210/BIOL2211 Genetics (Lecture & Lab)
- CHEM3281 Biochemistry
- MEDT1130 Bioethics
- UNIV2002 Global Issues
6th Semester (15 credits)
- BIOL5306 Immunology
- MEDT1201 Intro to Med Tech
- NURS4430 Introduction to Research
- NURS4420 Health Care Management
- SPCH1155 Public Speaking
Seventh and Eighth Semesters (12 months at an Approved Hospital) (32 credits)
A minimum of 126 credits is required for graduation.
This major is offered on both Fairleigh Dickinson Campuses. A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, which includes course work in medical technology, mathematics, biology, chemistry, english and the humanities. Sample courses in the major include: Introduction to Medical Technology; Clinical Chemistry; Coagulation; Clinical Microbiology; Clinical Physiology; Organic chemistry, Clinical Microscopy; Medical Microbiology; Hematology; Immuno-hematology/Blood Banking; Immunology/Serology; Instrumentation; and Laboratory Management.
Clinical Laboratory Experience
- Six semesters of college work are required for admission to this hospital program. At the end of the sixth semester, students may apply to a program of medical technology approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
- Students will select their laboratory affiliations in consultation with the faculty adviser.
- A clinical training program is required of students who wish to qualify for the examination given by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (A.S.C.P.) for the certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
- Admission to the clinical internship is competitive.
- Students who are not selected for hospital internship during the fourth year, an option may be chosen to continue for a B.S. in Science or a B.S. in Health Studies – science track.
Upon completion of the B.S. degree, students may again apply for clinical internship.
Students report to the laboratory five days a week. A two-week vacation period is suggested by the A.S.C.P. and is customary. Students should expect to work under supervision and to have reference books available. MEDT4205 and MEDT4206 Clinical Laboratory Education carry a course fee for fall and spring.