A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Medical Technology

BS major in Biology

Medical Technology: The program in medical technology which leads to a BS in biology requires that the student complete 94 hours of course work at Houghton College and then transfer to another approved program to complete a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.

Enrollment in hospital programs is limited by small class size, and there is no guarantee of admission. Usually a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 is needed in order to be a successful applicant. Students who choose not to continue in the medical technology (clinical laboratory science) program or who are not admitted to the professional curriculum may complete a year in biology during the senior year.

Following successful completion of the senior year in the hospital program, students are qualified to sit for the national certification exams. These are administered by the Board of Registry of Medical Technologists and the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel. For further information on the med-tech program contact Dr. Jamie Potter.

The following courses must be taken at HoughtonCredits
BIOL 151 General Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems 4
BIOL 152 General Biology: Cellular Biology and Genetics 4
BIOL 242 Microbiology 4
BIOL 251 Genetics 4
BIOL 365 Immunology 4
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
All integrative studies requirements

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