Jun 09, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Medical Technology BS

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Admission Criteria

Current students wishing to pursue this program must meet Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Admission Criteria .

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

Acceptance Criteria: Admissions is competitive and granted on a space available basis. Academic Advisement is available by contacting the BCLS Academic Advisor at 716-829-5182. All applicants must apply to both UB (matriculation to the University) and to the Medical Technology Program (to become an approved/ accepted major). The Medical Technology application and all official transcripts must be received in MT by January 15th. Applications are available at the departmental office, or online at the BS in Medical Technology online application. Successful candidates will present a strong academic record. All prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the MT program, which begins each fall. At the time of application, candidates must be registered in their final prerequisites. Approximately 18-22 students are accepted each year; most successful candidates accepted to Medical Technology well exceed the minimum GPA listed below:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall
  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 in prerequisite courses

Students seeking an undergraduate BS MT degree must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 for UB overall (cumulative) GPA and a minimum GPA of 2.000 in the MT Junior and Senior required classes MT 300/400 level, with no grades of “F” and no grades of “Incomplete”:

  • For each semester of enrollment in Junior and Senior MT 300/400 level required classes
  • For the cumulative Junior and Senior MT 300/400 level required classes
  • To be placed in MT Clinical Rotations
  • To be eligible to graduate/ degree confer

Failure to maintain the required 2.000 minimum GPA in Junior and Senior MT 300/400 level required classes can result in academic probation or dismissal. Students seeking an undergraduate BS MT degree must be compliant with the University at Buffalo Student Health Services Immunization Requirements for Health Related Professions Students.

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.

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 16

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

Program Accreditation and Outcomes

The UB BS Medical Technology program received 5-years continuing accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)  in 2019. 

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Program graduates are eligible for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS). Program outcomes include the percentage of graduates who pass the ASCP BOC and obtain employment as an MLS within one year of completing the program. Recent outcomes include:

Program Outcomes
  Class of
2019 2020 2021 2022
One year ASCP BOC Pass Rate (%) 100 100 96 100
One Year Placement Rates (%) 100 100 95 94
Graduation Rate (%) 95 78 100 84

*Graduation rate is based on acceptance into the junior year of the MT program.

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