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Biology Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology

Major Overview

59 credits

Why biology clinical laboratory science/medical technology?
The Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology program is a four-year program designed to provide the student with a bachelor of arts degree with a major in Biology Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology. Saint Mary’s University is affiliated with the clinical laboratory science program at the Mayo School of Health Sciences and the medical technology program at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines, IL.

Prior to a clinical year of internship, the student must complete three years of course work (90 credits) at Saint Mary’s University, including the general education requirements. Of these 90 credits, 30 credits must be upper-division credits. Acceptance to the clinical program at Mayo or the Veterans Administration Hospital is contingent upon the student’s academic achievement. Upon successful completion of the clinical program the student receives a certificate in clinical laboratory science or medical technology and is eligible to take the certification exam of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel, or any approved certifying agency.

Students may choose to fulfill all biology degree requirements prior to entering the clinical program (see section C of the "Degree Requirements" below).

Career Options
Biological scientists; chemists and materials scientists; clinical laboratory technologists; internists; statisticians; surgeons; veterinarians

High School Preparation
Biology; Chemistry; Computer Applications; English; Physics

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

Jeanne Minnerath
Jeanne Minnerath, Ph.D.
Associate Dean - Mathematics and Sciences, Biology - Associate Professor, Biology - Director of Allied Health Program

(507) 457-1770

For more information contact:
Biology Chair Director of Allied Health
Randy Krainock , Ph.D.
Biology - Assistant Professor
Hoffman Hall, HO122
Campus Box: # 10
(507) 457-8703

Jeanne Minnerath, Ph.D.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #10
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1770