Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
Medical Technology is a four-year program leading to a bachelor of science degree and certification as a medical technologist. The first three years are spent on the Evangel campus completing the general education courses and the Biology and Chemistry minors. The fourth year is spent at an approved school of medical technology. Evangel is affiliated with the School of Medical Technology of the Lester E. Cox Medical Center in Springfield.
The Evangel University Department of Science and Technology is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Medical technology is focused on development of laboratory skills. The program is designed to make the graduate employable immediately rather than needing to pursue graduate studies. Students who wish to work in a medical setting will find that many hospitals and clinical labs preferentially employ certified medical technologists. But often overlooked is the fact that the program prepares the student to work in any laboratory setting. People with a medical technology degree often are sought for employment in research labs or in other service labs as highly skilled technicians. These labs may be in industry, government or academic areas. A minor in business may be desired with a view toward lab management.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Microbiology||Study of microorganisms and their growth and control. Emphasis on bacteria of medical importance, aseptic lab procedures, and care in the medical environment.|
|Immunology||Study of antibodies, serological reactions, and the cellular and humoral mechanisms of immunity.|
|Instrumental Analysis||Introduction to the theory and practice of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Electrometric and electrogravimetric methods, spectrometric methods and atomic spectrometry, analytical separation theory and methods, various methods of chromatography and ion adsorption, and titrations in nonaqueous solutions.|
|Hematology and Coagulation||Theory of blood cell formation, disease states, hemostasis, microscopic examination of blood/bone marrow films, and practical experience with instruments and techniques that determine major hematologic and coagulation parameters, quality control, and quality improvement.|
|Urinalysis and Body Fluids||Theory of renal function in health and disease; renal function tests, including chemical and microscopic examination of urine; analysis of fecal specimens, spinal fluids, and other body fluids; quality control; and quality improvement.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Medical Technologist
- Lab Technician
- Research Technician
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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