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Science, Health Science Concentration (Pre-Medical Technology Curriculum), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Students in the Pre-Medical Technology program can pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in medical technology by either of two paths: 1) two years of study at MTSU, followed by two years at the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center School of Medical Technology, or 2) three years of study at MTSU followed by one year at a nationally approved school of medical technology.
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Overview

  • The medical technologist is the backbone of many physician practices and medical laboratories. Mastering the latest technology and analytical procedures, the technologist is an invaluable part of the team that helps doctors detect, diagnose, and treat diseases in their patients. Medical technology is also a key component in monitoring patient wellness.
  • All of MTSU's Health Science Pre-Professional Programs require a good amount of shadowing—of following and observing professionals in the field as they go through the daily routine. For many students, this requirement is also the experience that cements their determination to pursue their career of choice. Students in the Pre-Medical Technology program have the opportunity to shadow two hours a week at either Vanderbilt University Medical Center or the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.
  • In the medical field especially, it seems that every day brings with it a new breakthrough. Choosing a career as a medical technologist means choosing a career where there is always something new to learn—and someone whose health will benefit as a result. 
Career options include :
  • Analytical chemist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist hemotherapist
  • Blood bank technologist
  • Chemist
  • Clinical chemistry technologist
  • Clinical pathologist
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Food and drug inspector
  • Histologist
  • Medical equipment sales representative
  • Medical laboratory manager
  • Medical librarian
  • Medical technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Quality control specialist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Public health specialist
  • Research assistant
  • Toxicologist
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:
    • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab
    • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics 
    • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory
    • CHEM 3530 - Principles of Biochemistry 
    • CHEM 3531 - Principles of Biochemistry Lab 
    • BIOL 4300 - Immunology 
    • BIOL 4301 - Immunology Lab 

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      61

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

    • Minimum required score:

      5.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score:

      500

      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

    General Requirements

    • Admission to the MTSU pre-professional program does not assure admission to a professional program. In the beginning of the third year, the student should make application to the program of choice, following the procedures of the particular program. Selection for admission is competitive and is made by the admissions committee of the respective program according to its selection standards.
    • The limits on class size in most of the professional programs may prevent acceptance of some qualified applicants. In the event a first application is unsuccessful, the program may be easily changed to a Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology major leading to a B.S. degree, and then application may be made a second time.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1078 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1078 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      300 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Murfreesboro

    • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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