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Bachelor's in Medical Technology (BS)

Medical technologists perform a variety of tests on blood, tissues and body fluids using the techniques of hematology, microbiology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry and urinalysis. They work in conjunction with pathologists, physicians, or scientists in hospital laboratories. This is a 3+1 program in which the first three years of course work are completed at Roosevelt University with the final year completed at the clinical affiliate site.
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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Type: Major
Roosevelt University is one of only a small number of universities affiliated with the NorthShore University Health care program. This is a 3+1 program in which the first three years of course work are completed at Roosevelt University with the final year completed at the clinical affiliate site. Our downtown Chicago location allows students to continue to live on campus and have access to the RU support services and activities.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

Medical technology students complete a minimum of 88 semester hours of academic course work including the University Writing Requirement and the College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements, in addition to the medical technology concentration requirements outlined below. Students must take their final 30 hours before the clinical training at Roosevelt University. The last 32 semester hours are completed in a one-year, full-time, daytime clinical training program at the NorthShore University Health System Evanston. Upon successful completion of the clinical program, students receive the Certificate in Medical Technology from the hospital, a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from Roosevelt University, and are eligible to sit for the ASCP certification examination.

Sample Courses

  • Organismic Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • College Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics

Outcomes

Medical technologists, also known as medical laboratory scientists (MLS), provide vital information for identifying and treating a full range of diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes by performing tests in specialized areas such as hematology, chemistry, microbiology, blood banking and molecular diagnostics. Medical technologists interpret the results, integrate data, solve problems, conduct research, evaluate new test methods and consult with physicians. About 70 percent of treatment decisions are based on results from the laboratory. These highly trained professionals utilize proven technology to provide life-saving medical information used to treat patients — this equipment could not be run without their expertise. Now more than ever — with new advances in genetic testing, bio markers and other medical technologies — medical technologists have access to exciting challenges and advancing career opportunities.
Graduation Rate

For the last 10 years, our students have had a 100% graduation rate.

Certification Rates

For the last 10 years, our graduates have had a 100% pass rate on the Board of Certification Exam

Job Placement

For the last 10 years, our graduates have had a 100% job placement rate.

Testimonials

"Our students in medical technology have an opportunity to work in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities while training in the field. In addition, students have been able to pursue many different types of positions in the field and exciting career opportunities."
Kelly Wentz-Hunter
‚ÄčAssociate Professor of Biology, Allied Health Director, Health Professions Coordinator, Roosevelt University
Admission
‚ÄčAdmission into the ALH medical technology major at Roosevelt University follows the basic admission criteria of the University. Admission to the clinical training program is at the discretion of the clinical affiliate, NorthShore University Health System Evanston. Students are not guaranteed admission. The minimum GPA for application to this program is a 2.8 overall GPA and a 2.8 GPA in science and math courses.