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What will I learn?

Medical technologists play a vital role in diagnosing and preventing diseases by conducting a variety of complex laboratory tests in hospitals, doctors’ offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and in educational and research settings.

As a Ball State student in the medical technology major, you will learn how to conduct laboratory work in bacteriology, chemistry, serology (reactions and properties of serums), and blood bank technology, which are all skills needed in the industry. After three years of study, you will finish with an intensive clinical laboratory program to gain hands-on experience.

By completing our program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree through coursework and clinical work.

Courses

The courses you will take to complete the medical technology major are:

BIO 111 – Principles of Biology 1
BIO 313 – Microbiology
BIO 341 – Pathogenic Bacteriology
BIO 344 – Immunology-Virology
ANAT 201 – Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
CHEM 111 – General Chemistry 1
CHEM 112 – General Chemistry 2
CHEM 225 – Chemical Analysis
CHEM 231 – Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 235 – Instrumental Methods of Analysis
CHEM 360 – Essentials of Biochemistry
PHYSL 215 – Human Physiology 1
ZOOL 347 – Animal Parasitology

We also recommend you take CS 116 – Visual Programming as an elective.

You will apply to a school of medical technology that solely determines your admission based on your scholastic standing (e.g. minimum grade-point average of 2.5), your performance in personal interviews, and your recommendations from faculty and others.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,518.00 per year
Tuition (12-18 credits per semester)
Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

College of Sciences and Humanities

North Quad (NQ), room 193,

Ball State University,

MUNCIE,

Indiana,

47306, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You should apply as a freshman undergraduate student if: you have completed or will complete high school or secondary school before the semester you apply to start; you have not attended a university, college, or other postsecondary institution; you wish to earn a bachelor’s degree.

For international students

Students should apply as a freshman undergraduate student if:

Students have completed or will complete high school or secondary school before the semester you apply to start

Students have not attended a university, college, or other postsecondary institution

Students wish to earn a bachelor’s degree

Required Scores to demonstrate English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT 79; IELTS 6.5 Band; Pearson's PTE 53

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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