Dec 12, 2018  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science, Health Science Concentration, Pre-Medical Technology Curriculum, B.S.

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Department of Chemistry  
Anthony Farone, program coordinator

The major in Science has two concentrations-General Science and Health Science. A minimum of 9 semester hours of upper-division courses in either concentration of the Science major must be taken at MTSU. The Science major requires only one minor which must include at least 3 semester hours at the upper-division level taken at MTSU.

The Health Science concentration is for students who expect to enter a professional school after completing an appropriate pre-professional curriculum. This concentration leads to an MTSU degree through completion of at least 90 course hours at MTSU, acceptance into a professional school, and either successful completion of one year or completion of the professional program.

Admission to the MTSU pre-professional program does not assure admission to a professional program. Selection for admission is competitive and is made by the admissions committee of the respective program according to its selection standards.

Students should note the following:
Chemistry-Students with a weak background or no high school chemistry should enroll in CHEM 1010 /CHEM 1011  before taking CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111 .
Irregularities-Advanced placement, remedial courses, failure of required courses, or summer school may cause some students to deviate from the sequence in the recommended curriculum. Regular consultation with the advisor is most important.
Advisors-Advisors for these programs are assigned in the Pre-professional Health Science Advising Center located in DSB 120. Guidance is provided on the recommended courses and procedures to be followed in leading to applications to a professional program.
Degree from MTSU-Students who plan to obtain degrees from MTSU must file the Intent to Graduate Form.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Science, Health Science (Pre-Medical Technology), B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1710 (Math)
  • BIOL 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)
  • CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)

Major Requirements (52 hours)

Electives (5 hours)

  • Consult advisor to ensure enough upper-division credits

Professional Program Transfer Credits (30 hours)

  • Granted upon successful completion of first year of approved program

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Science, Health Science, Pre-Medical Technology

The medical technology degree program requires the successful completion of three years (minimum of 90 semester hours) academic work followed by a minimum of 12 months (30 semester hours or equivalent) in a medical technology program approved by a national accrediting agency and by Middle Tennessee State University. The academic program must fulfill all General Education requirements for a B.S. degree, include at least 21 semester hours of courses numbered 3000 or above, and at least the last two semesters (30 semester hours) must be in residence at MTSU. All other requirements for graduation given elsewhere in this catalog must be met. Specific course requirements are shown below.

Upon approval, a student with the MLT certification from a nationally accredited program at a community college or from any other nationally accredited MLT program may enroll at MTSU, follow the academic part of the medical technology curriculum, fulfill MTSU requirements for graduation, and receive credit (30 semester hours for programs with credit hours not assigned) for MLT clinical work to be applied toward the B.S. degree. In addition to appropriate MLT certification, three years of full-time laboratory experience are required, in accordance with state and national regulations.

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


  • Professional program credits (granted upon successful completion of first year of approved program) 30 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Total of 90 hours prior to professional program.

*At least 1 hour must be upper division; total upper-division hours must equal at least 21.

Affiliated Medical Technology Programs

  1. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Program of Medical Technology, Nashville, Tennessee
  2. Austin Peay State University, Program of Medical Technology, Clarksville, Tennessee

Acceptance of work from nonaffiliated schools may also be arranged on an individual student basis.

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