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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


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


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Medical technologists


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
Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological, Physical and Health Sciences and Director of Health Professions, Roosevelt University

Admission Info

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​Admission 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.