Program Overview: Bachelor of Science in Clinical Biology with a Specialization in Medical Technology
The mission of the Clinical Laboratory Science program with Spe-cializations in Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Sciences is to provide our graduates with skills that will allow them to apply scientific knowledge, while collaborating with others using verbal, written and technological skills inherent to health care. We provide them the tools to engage in professional practices that adhere to the concepts of integrity, ethics, life-long learning and patient advocacy. This mission aligns with the goals of the Col-lege of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University.
Students entering this program will build on the foundation they have already set with their first two years of study in the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics. By the time students reach the specialization stage they are ready to concentrate on courses more focused to their chosen discipline of Medical Technology.
Students will satisfy credits in upper-level biology courses, as well as the remaining required general distribution courses, before embarking on the last leg of the program, the Clinical Experience. Encompassing the student’s last semesters, the Medical Technology Clinical Experience provides the student with a hands-on, practical experience in a hospital or clinic affiliated with the University. While in the Clinical Experience, students return to campus once per week for the Advanced Laboratory Technique courses. Successful completion of the Clinical Experience is required for successful completion of the program.
Barry students already enrolled in the Pre-Health Professions Track are eligible to apply to this program as a change of major following two years of initial study and having satisfied the course requirements listed here: Admission to the university or to the Pre-Health Professions Track does not guarantee admission to the specialization programs. If you are a freshman or first-year applicant, or if you are a transfer student and have less than 60 credits, you must first apply to the Pre-Health Professions Track. Please visit here for more information.
Students with 60 or more hours of transferable college credits can apply directly to this program. All application materials should go through the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Admissions Office. The University accepts up to 64 credits from a regionally accredited community college and an additional 26 upper level credits from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized university.
Admission to the program requires a GPA of at least a 2.75 and a minimum of 12 credit hours in biology (general biology with lab, anatomy and physiology with labs), eight credits in chemistry (general chemistry with lab and introduction to biochemistry and organic chemistry with labs) and six credits of college-level math (algebra and statistics). If you are not sure whether you fulfill these requirements, please contact the program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Outstanding distribution requirements can be completed through courses offered by Barry University.
The granting of the degree or certificate is not contingent upon the student passing any type of external certification or licensure examination.
Medical technology internships (Clinical Experiences) are offered at clinical sites throughout South Florida.