Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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Medical Technology (MET)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 51.1005
College of Arts & Sciences
The University of South Florida offers a four year program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. The first three years are completed on campus; the fourth year (12 months) is completed at one of three affiliated hospitals in Florida, located in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Jacksonville. Admission to the fourth year is limited by the number of openings in affiliated hospitals and, at the present time, is competitive. Selection for the clinical program is made by the hospitals and students not admitted to a clinical program will need to select an alternate degree. Generally, hospitals require a minimum GPA of 2.50 to a 2.75, and our students admitted to clinical programs in recent years have had a mean GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Students successfully completing this program will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.
Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.
- General Biology I with Laboratory - USF's course recommendation: BSC 2010/BSC 2010L
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory - USF's course recommendation: BSC 2093C or BSC 2085/BSC 2085L
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory - USF's course recommendation: BSC 2094C or BSC 2086/BSC 2086L.
- General Microbiology with Laboratory - USF's course recommendation: MCB 3020/MCB 3020L.
- General Chemistry I with Laboratory - USF's course recommendation: CHM 2045/CHM 2045L.
- General Chemistry II with Laboratory - USF's course recommendation: CHM 2046/CHM 2046L.
- Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory - USF's course recommendation: CHM 2210/CHM 2210L.
- Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory - USF's course recommendation: CHM 2211/CHM 2211L.
- Statistics - USF's course recommendation: STA 2023.
Total Major Hours: 89 Hours
Major Core Courses - 89 Hours
- BSC 2010 Cellular Processes
- BSC 2010L Cellular Processes Laboratory
- BSC 2011 Biodiversity
- BSC 2011L Biodiversity Laboratory
- BSC 2093C Human Anatomy and Physiology I or BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology I for Health Professionals and BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I for Health Professionals
- BSC 2094C Human Anatomy and Physiology II or BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology II for Health Professionals and BSC 2086L Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II for Health Professionals
- MCB 3020 General Microbiology
- MCB 3020L General Microbiology Lab
- CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
- CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Laboratory
- CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
- CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Laboratory
- CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
- CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
- CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
- CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
- STA 2023 Introductory Statistics I
- MAC 1105 College Algebra (or MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry)
- PCB 3023 Cell Biology
- PCB 3023L Cell Biology Laboratory
- PCB 4234 Principles of Immunology (preferred) or HSC 4504 Public Health Immunology
- MCB 4115 Determinative Bacteriology
- MCB 4115L Determinative Bacteriology Lab
- BCH 3053 General Biochemistry
Upon successful completion of this curriculum and acceptance by one of the affiliated hospitals, the student will complete twelve (12) continuous months of training at that hospital. Hospital programs begin in July or early August each year and some hospitals also have programs beginning in January. During this clinical training, the student will continue to be registered as a full-time student of the University and will receive a total of 30 credit hours of coursework in the following courses, which will be taught at the hospital:
The Department of Chemistry offers the opportunity for students to participate in undergraduate research with Chemistry faculty. Students can apply for the Academic Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program and find more information here: http://chemistry.usf.edu/undergraduate/reu/. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course with a Chemistry faculty member should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in a 0 credit research course. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Academic Advisors in the Department of Chemistry, as well as the Office for Undergraduate Research, can assist students in understanding the various course options.