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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Medical Technology

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Medical technologists assist in diagnosing and treating disease by applying scientific knowledge and skill to the supervision and accurate performance of complex laboratory, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Career opportunities exist for medical technologists in hospitals, private clinics, pharmaceutical research, government and industry.The professional curriculum usually includes courses in hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology and immunohematology (blood banking).The pre-medical technology area of concentration usually involves only the first two years of study at UMBC. Students then will complete professional studies and a bachelor’s degree at another institution and will not receive a degree from UMBC.To complete the requirements for this program, students should obtain 76 credits at UMBC. The final two years then are devoted to clinical studies. Upon successful completion of the program, a student earns the B.S. degree and is eligible to take the national certification exam given by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists.The program description below meets the requirements for most nationally accredited medical technology programs. Students should become familiar with the requirements of the school(s) from which they finally wish to obtain the degree to plan a program that will best use the time spent at UMBC. The Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising can assist students interested in pursuing the pre-medical technology curriculum.

Medical Technology Requirements and UMBC Equivalent Courses

English (6)

Social Sciences Electives (6)

  • Choose from Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, Social Work, History

Arts and Humanities Elective (3)

  • Choose from Literature, Foreign Language, Art, History, Music, Mathematics, Philosophy, Fine Arts (no studio courses)

Guided Elective (3)

Select one from the following:

Other Electives (8)

  • any discipline (no studio courses)

Total: 76 Credits

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