Pre-Medical Technology

Essential Courses

Course # Title
BI 105 Biological Diversity and Ecology
BI 121 Biology Lab I
BI 106 Structure and Function of Cells and Organisms
BI 122 Biology Lab II
BI 207 Dynamics Of Biological Processes
CH 142 Integrated Chemistry Principles I
CH 143 Integrated Chemistry Principles I Lab
CH 144 Integrated Chemistry Principles II
CH 145 Integrated Chemistry Principles II Lab
CH 242 Integrated Chemistry:Organic
CH 243 Integrated Chemistry: Organic Lab
MA 130 Calculus I
OR  
MA 103 Quantitative Methods
OR  
MA 100 Precalculus Math
OR  
MA 160 Linear Algebra
OR  
MA 220 Introduction to Probability and Statistics*
OR  
BI 305 Biostatistics
EN____ English course (in addition to CWS)

Important Notes

  • Additional recommended courses include Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, Physics, economics, Communications courses, foreign languages, and Ethics of Health Care.
  • These courses reflect program requirements for our affiliation with the Jefferson School of Health Professions only. Although this course list will be sufficient for most other programs, make sure to check requirements of other schools in which you are interested no later than your sophomore year.
  • This course list does NOT represent a POE, nor does it cover College requirements. Design a POE in consultation with your advisor. Note: If you are in a 3 +_ program, course work during the first year of professional school will count toward upper level POE requirements.
  • Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee, preferably Ms. Julie Woodling.
  • In addition to your course work you are urged to gain some experience in medical technology either during the school year or over the summer.

Requirements

Regular Progression (4 years at Juniata) OR Jefferson School of Health Professions Medical Technology 3+1 B.S. and 3+2 B.S./M.S. Options

  3 + 1 BS 3 + 2 BS/MS
Biological or Chemical Sciences 16 20
Organic Chemistry 4 4
College Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus or Statistics 3 3
English 6 6
Electives 41 49
TOTAL 70 82

Competitive Credentials: Recommended science and overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Note: Prerequisites must be C or better for Jefferson

Helpful Websites

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - http://www.ascls.org

Jefferson School of Health Professions - http://www.jefferson.edu/university/health-professions.html

General Information: http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/home

Suggested Core Progression for Pre-Biotechnology*

*If you are planning to study abroad or if you are in accelerated program consult with your Health Professions advisor to plan your course progression

Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken. Course progressions after the freshman year are not carved in stone. Your particular course sequence may be different, depending on your situation. Consult with your advisor.

  FALL SPRING
Freshman Year BI 105 Biology Lab II
  Biology Lab I Integrated Chemistry Principles II
  Integrated Chemistry Principles I Integrated Chemistry Princ II Lab
  Integrated Chemistry Principles I Lab  
  FALL SPRING
Sophomore Year BI 106 English course
  Integrated Chemistry: Organic BI 207
  Integrated Chemistry: Organic Lab  
  FALL SPRING
Junior Year Upper Level Bio or Chem Course Math or Statistics

If you do an accelerated program plan to finish most or all of the prerequisite courses the year before your final year at Juniata. If you have one or two courses to complete your final year at Juniata, you could be conditionally accepted to professional school based on your academic record up to that point and on successful completion of the remaining prerequisite courses.

If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing. Also if you have a Biology POE and will not have BI 207 by the time you go abroad, check with the Biology Department to see if there is a Cell and Molecular course you can take abroad that will enable you to take upper level biology offerings at Juniata your senior year that require BI 207 (ex. Physiology, Immunology, and Microbiology)

Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here. For example, if you have a Biology POE, you will need to take Freshman seminar the spring of your freshman year, Frontiers of Biology the fall of your sophomore year, and Biology 207 at your earliest opportunity after completing Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry.