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Medical Technology (B.A.)

Major: Medical Technology

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts

Total credit hours: 32

Internship/Practicum opportunitiesSaint Vincent Hospital School of Medical Technology, UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program, ASCP-approved programs. Visit the Career Development Center for other internship information.

About the program

Thiel College medical technology majors receive individual attention from highly qualified professors, and get hands-on experience in your chosen field. Plus, our adherence to a liberal arts curriculum means that you’ll learn to think both critically and creatively—two critical skills you’ll need to pursue a successful career.

Once your graduate, you’ll be ready to develop and supervise laboratory testing used to diagnose and treat disease and to provide vital data for research studies. Your degree is also a great foundation for advanced degrees in medicine or science or for a career as a physician assistant.

Visit our Academic Catalog (2021-2022) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Study, analyze experimentally and interpret biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical laboratory applications.
  2. Effectively communicate in written form basic biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical applications.
  3. Be prepared for discipline-related employment.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to medical technology majors are:

  • Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship at Thiel College
  • Dr. Florence West Tribute to Dr. Bly
  • Ruth and Sheridan Brown Allied Health Scholarship
  • The Dr. Judith A Crissman '64 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • The Maenpa Family Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship Fund at Thiel College
  • Elizabeth McElhaney Scholarship
  • J. Scott Morrison Endowment for Science and Religion
  • Arthur E. Smith Scholarship Fund
  • TWC Amelia Earhart Scholarship
  • The Ethel Smith Vierheller Award Fund
  • Irene Wintersteen Memorial Science Scholarship

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A medical technology major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society)
  • Beta Beta Beta (National Biology Honorary)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.

Alumni & Careers

Thiel College alumni have gone on to become pharmacy technicians, veterinary technicians, laboratory technicians and much more! According to the ASCP, medical technologists are in extremely high demand and earn a median income of $60,520*. Here are just a few post-graduation opportunities available to medical technology majors:

  • Hospital, university or commercial labs
  • Clinics
  • Public health institutions
  • Research or pharmaceutical companies

*Job and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics