USF 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 108 - 109
Course Descriptions - Faculty - Printable Degree Requirements
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 five affiliated hospitals in Florida, located in Tampa, Orlando, 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 may need to select an alternate degree. Generally hospitals require a minimum GPA of 2.5, and our students admitted to clinical programs in recent years have had a mean GPA of about 3.0.
All courses required for admission to the clinical program must be completed prior to beginning the clinical year. These requirements include:
Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites) for Students Transferring from a Community College: Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
A student who transfers with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. The transfer student should also be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade. They may be completed at a community college or other institution or at USF.
Students should carefully follow all prerequisite requirements for individual courses. The USF courses recommended to meet the state mandated prerequisites as listed above are:
In addition to the Common Prerequisites listed above, the following courses are required for the degree at USF:
Ability to use computers is essential for work in a modern laboratory. Hospitals recommend elective courses in use of computers and in management.
Upon successful completion of this curriculum and acceptance by one of the affiliated hospitals, the student will complete 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 or February. 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 work in:
These courses, listed under “Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences,” will be taught at the hospital. A “C” or higher must be earned in each course. Students successfully completing this program will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology.
Please send questions or comments to:
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Effective Date: Semester I, 2004