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Medical Technology - B.S. PDFDownload to print

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

256 Cunningham Hall
Tel: 330-672-3613


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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in this degree program enjoy high employment opportunities.

Medical technologists are trained to perform complex chemical, microscopic and microbiological procedures. Graduates are eligible for the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Exam. This degree is offered by the Department of Biological Sciences.

Admission Requirements

General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admissions for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for transfer students..

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 122 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (98 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KAD   10120 Biological Foundations 4
    30030 Human Physiology 4
    30050 Human Genetics 3
    30140 Cell Biology 4
    30171 General Microbiology 4
    40174 Immunology 3
    40581 Animal Parasitology 4
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
KBS   10063 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
    20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I 4
    30105 Analytical Chemistry I 3
WIC   30107 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I** 1
    30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry 4
    30301 Inorganic Chemistry I 2
  CLS*** 49010 Clinical Microbiology: Theory 4
    49011 Clinical Microbiology: Applications 4
    49012 Clinical Immunology: Theory 1
    49013 Clinical Immunology: Applications 1
    49014 Clinical Mycology: Theory and Applications 1
    49015 Clinical Parasitology: Theory and Applications 1
    49020 Clinical Chemistry: Theory 4
    49021 Clinical Chemistry: Applications 4
    49022 Urinalysis: Theory 1
    49023 Urinalysis: Applications 1
    49030 Immunohematology: Theory 2
    49031 Immunohematology: Applications 2
    49032 Coagulation: Theory and Applications 1
    49033 Clinical Hematology: Theory 2
    49034 Clinical Hematology: Applications 2
    49040 Topics in Lab Management 1


Introduction to Computer Programming
Computational Thinking and Programming
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
KAD   11022 Trigonometry 3
    30011 Basic Probability and Statistics 3
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  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 (course must be from Social Sciences category and may fulfill diversity requirement) 2-3

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

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

Students are expected to consult with a medical technology advisor before registering for courses each semester.

The fourth year clinical training is NOT guaranteed. It is highly competitive, typically requiring a minimum overall 3.000 GPA.

Students majoring in medical technology are not required to meet the foreign language College General Requirement.

Special Major Note:

Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester and the 1-credit First Year Experience course will accumulate 121 credits in four years. This major requires 122 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:

  • Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
  • Prioritizing required courses above electives;
  • Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
  • Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
  • Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
  • Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions.