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Medical Technology – BS

Program Overview:

The Medical Technology B.S. is a New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist licensure-qualifying program. The College of Saint Rose, Rochester General Hospital and the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences maintain agreements for qualified Saint Rose students who wish to pursue a career in laboratory-related health science fields. The 3+1 program with Rochester leads to a baccalaureate degree at Saint Rose. The program at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a 3+2 program which leads to a baccalaureate degree at Saint Rose; and a Master’s degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Admission to the clinical component of Medical Technology at any of the sites is contingent upon the successful completion of prerequisite courses in the program as well as evaluation by the clinical affiliates and The College of Saint Rose.


The 3 + 1 program in Medical Technology combines a three-year academic component at Saint Rose with a one-year internship and specialization at Rochester General Hospital. The 3 + 2 program at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences leads to a baccalaureate degree at Saint Rose and a Master’s degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In the case of transfer students, the one-year clinical internship is counted within the two-year minimum residency at Saint Rose. Once a student has matriculated, all major requirements must be taken at Saint Rose unless formal written permission to do otherwise is given by the advisor and the Dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences with consultation of the instructor.

Admission into the Medical Technology program is highly competitive and does not guarantee placement into the clinical phase. Students are evaluated by Rochester General Hospital and The College of Saint Rose. Academic components of the program must be successfully completed before students are eligible to progress to the clinical phase during the senior year. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative index of 2.5 in science courses and 2.0 overall in order to be eligible for the clinical phase of the 3 + 1 programs. Preference will be given to those students who have a 3.0 GPA or greater in their science courses. Acceptance into the 3 + 2 program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Brian Jensen

Co-Chair, Physical and Biological Sciences Department

Email: jensenb@strose.edu

Dr. Brad Bauer

Co-Chair, Physical and Biological Sciences Department

Email: bauerb@strose.edu

Dr. Steven Strazza

Medical Technology Coordinator

Email: strazzas@strose.edu

Program Webpage: Medical Technology, BS

Program Requirements:

Major in Medical Technology (87 credits)

BIO 199Human Anatomy & Physio I

3

BIO 199LHuman Anatomy & Physio I Lab

1

BIO 200Human Anatomy & Physio II

3

BIO 200LHuman Anatomy & Physio II Lab

1

BIO 258Genetics

3

BIO 258LGenetics Lab

1

BIO 307Biochemistry

3

BIO 307LBiochemistry Lab

1

BIO 320Pathogenic Microbiology w/Lab

3

BIO 320LPathogenic Microbiology Lab

1

or

CHM 301Instrumental Analysis

3

CHM 301LInstrumental Analysis Lab

1

BIO 350General Microbiology

3

BIO 350LGeneral Microbiology Lab

1

BIO 354Immunology

3

BIO 354LImmunology Laboratory

1

CHM 190Gen Chemistry 1

3

CHM 190LGen Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHM 191Gen Chemistry 2

3

CHM 191LGen Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHM 201Organic Chemistry 1

3

CHM 201LOrganic Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHM 202Organic Chemistry 2

3

CHM 202LOrganic Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHM 203Quantitative Analysis

3

CHM 203LQuantitative Analysis Lab

1

MAT 184Elementary Statistics

4

MDT 104Intro to Clinical Lab Sciences

1

MDT 490Med Tech Clinical Rotation

15

MDT 491Med Tech Clinical Rotation

15

PHY 190Fundamentals of Physics 1

3

PHY 190LFundamentals of Physics 1 Lab

1

SCI 399Natural Sciences Colloquium

0

All 4-credit science courses have a required laboratory component.

SCI 399: required every semester

Students failing a course in the major three times will be dismissed from the major.

 

Suggested 4 Year Course Plan:

This suggested plan is designed to give students an idea of how to balance their coursework over 8 semesters and to graduate within 4 years. Most students will need to take a minimum of 30 credits each year in order to meet the graduation requirement of a minimum of 122 overall credits.  It should be used along with your Degree Works worksheet and in consultation with your faculty advisor. It is meant as a guide, not a definitive list of courses that must be taken as written. Your faculty advisor will help you make any necessary adjustments during advisement.

Year 1

Fall Semester

(16 credits)

BIO 199 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

4

CHM 190 General Chemistry 1

4

MAT 184 Statistics

4

ENG 105 Expository Writing, Oral Comm. and Research [L01]

4

SCI 399 Natural Sciences Colloquium

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Semester

(15-16 credits)

CHM 191 General Chemistry 2

4

BIO 200 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

4

MDT 104 Intro to Clinical Lab Science ¹

1

Liberal Education Requirement [L06] [L04]

7

SCI 399 Natural Sciences Colloquium

0

 
Year 2

Fall Semester

(16-17 credits)

CHM 201 Organic Chemistry 1

4

PHY 190 Fund. of Physics 1

4

Liberal Education Requirement

3-4

Liberal Education Requirement

3-4

Liberal Education Requirement

1

SCI 399 Natural Sciences Colloquium

0

 

Spring Semester

(14-16 credits)

CHM 202 Organic Chemistry 2

4

CHM 203 Quantitative Analysis

4

MDT 104 Intro to Clinical Lab Science ¹

1

BIO 258 Genetics

4

Liberal Education Requirement [L08]

3

SCI 399 Natural Sciences Colloquium

0

 

Year 3

Fall Semester

(16-17 credits)

CHM/BIO307 Biochemistry 1

4

CHM 301 Instrumental Analysis (4 credits) ² or

3-4

BIO 350 Microbiology

Liberal Education Requirement

4

3-4

SCI 399 Natural Sciences Colloquium

0

 

Spring Semester

(14-16 credits)

BIO 354 Immunology

4

BIO 320 Pathogenic Microbiology ¹ ² or
Liberal Education Requirement [L02]/Elective 3

3-4

Liberal Education Requirement [L13]

3

Liberal Education Requirement [L12]

1

SCI 399 Natural Sciences Colloquium

0

 
Year 4

Fall Semester

(15 credits)

MDT 490 Clinical rotation

15

 

Spring Semester

(15 credits)

MDT 491 Clinical rotation

15

 

¹ If offered. Course is offered every other spring semester.

 

² The student must take CHM 301 or BIO 320. Students may take both.

 

3 An elective is available if all major and liberal education requirements have been met.

 

Students should consult with their advisor early and periodically to endure completion of the liberal arts requirements. 

Professional Accreditation:

The College of Saint Rose, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State. All of its degrees and programs are registered and its professional programs fully approved by the Board of Regents through the New York State Education Department.

The College of Saint Rose is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. http://www.msche.org.

Admissions and Financial Aid Information:

The Undergraduate Admissions Office begins review of Freshman applications each fall in late September for the following Fall. Students are encouraged to submit a complete an application as early as November. The Admissions Team will return a decision on complete applications within just three weeks. The College awards academic scholarships at the same time.

What Makes an Application Complete

  • Online or Paper application (fee waived for online applicants!)
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official Transcripts for any College Level Courses
  • SAT or ACT scores  (See Test Optional FAQ's)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher
  • Essay or Graded Paper
  • Applicants may also apply via the Common Application Online.
  • Art applicants are required to complete a portfolio review.

Admissions contact information (telephone number, admissions web pages)

Scholarships and Financial Aid

See Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid section for more information.

The Bottom Line

The total cost of The College of Saint Rose (including tuition, fees, room and board) is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast, and we still award more than $25 million in Saint Rose scholarships, grants and financial aid.

Take a look at our bottom line, and view a cost comparison with a four-year public institution.

More about Financial Aid

Financial Aid is defined as any grant, scholarship, loan, or employment opportunity given with the express purpose of assisting you with education-related expenses to make you education affordable. Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of student need and the availability of funds.

The Admission and Financial Aid teams have designed a Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid to help prospective students and families get to the bottom line and find that The College of Saint Rose is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast--while maintaining powerful academic opportunities.

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