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Essential Courses

 

Course # Title Credit Hours Prerequisites
BI 105 Biological Diversity and Ecology 3 None
BI 121 Biology Lab I 1 BI 105 (corequisite)
BI 106 Structure and Function of Cells and Organisms 3 BI 105 and CH 105
BI 122 Biology Lab II 1 BI 105 and BI 121 (prerequisites)
BI 207 Dynamics Of Biological Processes 4 BI 106, CH 106, and CH 232
CH 105 Organic Chemistry Concepts I 3 None
CH 116 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 CH 106 (corequisite)
CH 106 Organic Chemistry Concepts II 3 CH 105 (with C or better)
CH 118 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 CH 106 and CH 116
CH 232 Intro to Inorganic Chemistry 4 CH 105 and CH 116
MA 130 Calculus I 4 None
  OR
MA 103 Quantitative Methods 3 None
  OR
MA 100 Precalculus Math 3 None
  OR
MA 160 Linear Algebra 4 None
  OR
MA 220 Introduction to Probability and Statistics* 4 MA 130
  OR    
BI 305 Biostatistics 4 BI 106 or EES 100
EN____ English course (in addition to CWS) 3 Varies

Important Notes:

  1. Additional recommended courses include Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, Physics, economics, Communications courses, foreign languages, and Ethics of Health Care.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee, preferably Ms. Julie Woodling.
  5. 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/health_professions/

General Information: http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Index.aspx

SUGGESTED CORE PROGRESSION FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY*

*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 Organic Chemistry Concepts II (if C or better in OCC I)
Organic Chemistry Concepts I Organic Chem Lab I
FALL SPRING
Sophomore Year BI 106 English course
  Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry BI 207
Organic Chemistry Lab II  
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.