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The Medical Technology Program (also known as Clinical Laboratory Sciences) is designed to prepare the student as a member of the health services team and leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The student completes the pre-clinical phase during the first three years in the program and begins the clinical sequence in the senior year. This year is completed at a major medical technology school approved by TWU and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

The medical technologist becomes increasingly important as new and more effective techniques of laboratory diagnosis are developed. In addition, positions are frequently available in medical research. Career opportunities are found throughout the country in large and small communities.

General Description

Total hours required: Minimum 120 semester hours, including minor and clinical year. In addition to the general degree requirements, specific prerequisite courses (or their equivalent) which are required at the time of application for admission to the Medical Technology program are:  B.S._Medical_Technology_Degree_Plan.doc

  • BIOL 1113. Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1111. Principles of Biology I Laboratory
  • BIOL 1123. Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 1121. Principles of Biology II Laboratory
  • BIOL 4811/4813. Mol/Cell. Biol.: Gene Expression
  • BOT 2113. Plant Biology
  • BOT 2111. Plant Biology Laboratory
  • BACT 3111, 3113. General Microbiology
  • BACT 4111, 4113. Immunology
  • Biology Electives, six advanced semester hours
  • CHEM 1113. Chemical Principles I
  • CHEM 1111. Chemical Principles Laboratory I
  • CHEM 1123. Chemical Principles II
  • CHEM 1121. Chemical Principles Laboratory II
  • CHEM 2213. Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2211. Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 3223. Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3221. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 3334. Quantitative Analysis
  • MATH 1303. Elementary Analysis or equivalent
  • MATH 1313. Elementary Analysis or equivalent
  • PHYS 1133. Principles of Physics
  • PHYS 1131. Principles of Physics Laboratory

During the first three years of this program, students complete core requirements toward preparation for clinical training in a Medical Technology School or a hospital. Students may need to complete some of this coursework during summer sessions in order to finish classes within a three year period. The senior year will be spent at a hospital with a contractual agreement with TWU.

General types of courses in the senior year include studies in the areas of microbiology, parasitology, clinical chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, mycology, and histology.

Clinical year arrangements are made with the Director of the Medical Technology Program. The clinical component credits will be transferred to this University as 30 or more advanced semester hours credit.


No minor is offered in Medical Technology. The minor in chemistry is incorporated within the medical technology curriculum.

The courses required are:

  • CHEM 1111. Chemical Principles Laboratory I
  • CHEM 1113. Chemical Principles I
  • CHEM 1121. Chemical Principles Laboratory II
  • CHEM 1123. Chemical Principles II
  • CHEM 2211. Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 2213. Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3221. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 3223. Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3334. Quantitative Analysis


Completion of the Program qualifies the Medical Technology student to take the National Registry Examination for certification as MT (ASCP).

For further information, please contact:

Kirsten Donohoo, Academic Advisor
Office: GRB 329
P.O. Box 425799
Denton, Texas 76204-5799
(940) 898-3850

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