Bachelor of Arts in Medical Technology
USD 33,620 / per year *
Earliest start date
* full-time tuition 2022-2023
Thiel College medical technology majors receive individual attention from highly qualified professors and get hands-on experience in their chosen fields. Plus, our adherence to a liberal arts curriculum means that you’ll learn to think both critically and creatively—two critical skills you’ll need to pursue a successful career.
Once your graduate, you’ll be ready to develop and supervise laboratory testing used to diagnose and treat disease and to provide vital data for research studies. Your degree is also a great foundation for advanced degrees in medicine or science or for a career as a physician assistant.
- Understand basic biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical laboratory applications.
- Study, analyze experimentally, and interpret biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical laboratory applications.
- Effectively communicate in written form basic biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical applications.
- Be prepared for discipline-related employment.
A student must complete three BIO or CHEM lab courses by the end of sophomore year (with a C- or better). Not meeting these requirements would be considered a failure to progress and the student’s name will be sent to Academic Standing for review, at the discretion of the department.
All of the following courses:
- BIO 145 Foundations of Biology
- BIO 212 Microbiology
- BIO 295 General Parasitology
- BIO 284 Human Physiology
- BIO 350 Principles of Immunology
- CHEM 140 General Chemistry I
- CHEM 160 General Chemistry II
- CHEM 200 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 240 Quantitative Analysis
- MATH 211 Elementary Statistics
- PSY 150 General Psychology
In the senior year, majors in allied health-medical technology must attend one of the hospitals affiliated with Thiel College, or any other hospital with an ASCP-approved program in medical technology for a year of clinical and classroom work.
The medical technology professional study year includes the following courses: clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry, clinical hematology/coagulation, clinical immuno-hematology, clinical immunology/serology, and clinical seminar. Thiel awards 32 credit hours for the professional study year when satisfactorily completed.
Thiel College alumni have gone on to become pharmacy technicians, veterinary technicians, laboratory technicians, and much more! According to the ASCP, medical technologists are in extremely high demand and earn a median income of $60,520*. Here are just a few post-graduation opportunities available to medical technology majors:
- Hospital, university, or commercial labs
- Public health institutions
- Research or pharmaceutical companies
*Job and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Scholarships and Funding
Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership, and more! The scholarships available to medical technology majors are:
- Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship at Thiel College
- Dr. Florence West Tribute to Dr. Bly
- Ruth and Sheridan Brown Allied Health Scholarship
- The Dr. Judith A Crissman '64 Endowed Scholarship Fund
- The Maenpa Family Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship Fund at Thiel College
- Elizabeth McElhaney Scholarship
- J. Scott Morrison Endowment for Science and Religion
- Arthur E. Smith Scholarship Fund
- TWC Amelia Earhart Scholarship
- The Ethel Smith Vierheller Award Fund
- Irene Wintersteen Memorial Science Scholarship