Medical Technology

About the Program

Among the many opportunities in the dynamic health care field, the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (also known as Clinical Laboratory Science) prepares a student for a position as a laboratory director. The technologist performs a wide range of clinical laboratory tests and procedures on various body fluids and tissues to determine the presence or absence of disease, to monitor response to treatment and to aid in health maintenance.

The field of medical technology is the medical application of the basic sciences. Principles of cellular biology, organic and biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and physiology are applied to clinical laboratory testing.

Students majoring in Medical Technology spend three years at the University of St. Francis taking liberal education and science courses followed by a 12-month professional phase at an affiliated hospital school. Students may transfer from a community college to complete their junior year at the University of St. Francis and then the 12-month clinical phase of study; however, one and a half to two years of study at the University of St. Francis is recommended prior to starting the clinical phase.

It is important to note that admission to the University of St. Francis does not guarantee admission to the professional phase of the program. Students will need to apply to the affiliated hospital program in the fall of their junior year to begin the following fall.

Currently we have three affiliated hospital programs:



Required Courses (72 – 75 semester hours in addition to General Education requirements)
Principles of Biology I and Lab (4)
Microbiology (5)
Human Physiology (4)
Immunology (3)
General Chemistry I (5)
General Chemistry II (5)
Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
Biochemistry and Lab (5)
Introduction to Statistics (3)
Introduction to Medical Technology (3)


Professional Phase
Coursework varies depending on the affiliate attended (minimum of 30 hours)


For more curriculum information

See the USF Catalog