Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Medical Laboratory Science BS (formerly Medical Technology)

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Students entering prior to fall 2023 may request to be moved into the Medical Laboratory Science plan code.

Do you like searching for clues and solving problems? Do you want to play a lead role in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases? Are you good at bio and chem and working in a lab? If so, then think about majoring in medical laboratory science-a program designed for people who want to learn how to use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to perform fast, accurate (and often life-saving) lab tests.

Visit the Medical Laboratory Science academic program page for more information about the academic experience, who you will learn from, opportunities outside of class and what you can do with this degree.

Visit the Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences department page  for contact information, a brief overview of the department and the curricular options.

Admission Criteria

  • All prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the MT program
  • Minimum 2.000 overall GPA
  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 in prerequisite courses

Admissions is competitive and granted on space availability. Approximately 18-22 students are accepted each year. All applicants must apply to both UB (matriculation to the University) and to the Medical Laboratory Science Program (to become an approved/ accepted major). At the time of application, candidates must be registered in their final prerequisites.

Current students wishing to pursue this major should visit the Medical Laboratory Science admissions page for more information.

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for Major: 101

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 124

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Optional Recommended Courses

The following courses are not required for completion of this degree:

Academic Requirements

Academic Advisement is available by contacting the BCLS Academic Advisor at 716-829-5182. 

The UB Medical Technology Program is compliant with the educational essential requirements that support the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Transfer Credit Policy

The program in medical technology has transfer agreements with SUNY Morrisville, Niagara County Community College, and the medical laboratory technician/clinical laboratory technician AAS program at Erie Community College North, and prerequisite course equivalencies have been established. Students from other transfer institutions should consult the TAURUS website and contact the undergraduate program advisor for course equivalencies.

Courses from other institutions may not be used to satisfy any upper-division program course requirements. Students enrolled in the Medical Technology Program must complete the entire program at UB. Clinical Rotation placement is available for only the accepted students in the program. The UB Medical Technology Program cannot accept students for only clinical rotation placement nor to provide continuing education.

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

First Year Fall

Total Credits: 16 or 17

Total Credits: 16 or 17

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits: 13 or 14

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 19

Total Credits Required: 124

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, the student will have knowledge to:

  • Perform, evaluate, and assure the accuracy and validity of lab test results
  • Describe the principles, methodologies, and lab performance of Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology, Immunology, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology/Transfusions, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, Molecular Diagnostics and Lab Operations
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to serve patients
  • Direct and supervise clinical laboratory resources and operations
  • Describe the principles and practices of clinical study design and dissemination of results


(HEGIS: 12.23 MEDICAL LAB TECH-BA&HIGH, CIP51.1005 Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist)


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