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Medical Technology Program

Study medical technology at SBU

Medical technologists are lab professionals that play an important role in patient health by conducting the medical tests ordered by physicians. These tests and their results are critical in allowing physicians to determine the proper diagnosis and treatment.

Studying medical technology at SBU provides the unique opportunity to receive a Christian education from SBU and also learn at the Cox School of Medical Technology in Springfield, Mo. The medical technology degree is a four-year program leading to a bachelor of science degree. You will complete the first three years at SBU and then complete the fourth year at Cox Medical Center South (or another approved medical technology program). This program is perfect for students wanting to pursue a med tech certification.

Once you complete the medical technologist program and pass the examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, you will be a certified medical technologist.

The Medical Technology degree is offered through SBU's College of Arts and Sciences


(For SBU medical technology graduates who complete the full program and pass the American Society of Clinical Pathologists certification exam.)

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The SBU Advantage

  • Nearly 70% of our students applying to medical technology programs are accepted to the program of their application, such as the one at Cox School of Medical Technology with which SBU partners.
  • Students complete the program in four years - three years at SBU and one year at Cox or an accredited/approved school of medical technology. All graduates can earn med tech certification.
  • Small class sizes allow you to have plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning and close interactions with expert professors.

Faith Integration

SBU is home to the Darrell R. Strait Center for the Integration of Science and Christian Faith, which is intentionally focused on equipping students to study the history and philosophy of science, Biblical hermeneutics, and the integration of science and faith. Faculty encourage discussion of ethical issues that arise in the world of science and challenge students to use their Christian faith as the basis for approaching all issues. SBU believes strongly that science and Christian faith can be integrated and support each other.

Clubs and Organizations

Pre-Health Society

The pre-health society is an open club for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field. The club meets once a month for group meetings, planning service events and hearing from guest speakers from various health fields. The club is a mix of all classes, giving younger students the chance to meet upperclassmen who can encourage them in their chosen fields and through the challenges of pursuing a career in a health field.

Biology Club

As an SBU medical technology student, you are encouraged to join the Biology Club. During monthly meetings you will learn about the biology field from expert guest speakers, give back through biology-related service projects (such as volunteering at the zoo), and participate in social events.

Sigma Zeta

As an outstanding medical technology student, you may have the opportunity to join Sigma Zeta, a national honor society for science and math students. Sigma Zeta members have the opportunity to go to the national honor society's convention and learn from experts and other students. You may even have the chance to present your own research at the convention.

Medical Technology Four-Year Plan


Fall Semester

UNI 1111 University Seminar 1
BIO 1004 Principles of Biology 4
CHE 1115 General Chemistry I 5
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
MAT 1143 College Algebra 3
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

UNI 1121 Critical Thinking 1
PSY 1013 General Psychology 3
CHE 1125 General Chemistry II 5
ENG 2213 English Composition II 3
CIS 1103 Computer and Information Management 3
Total hours 15


Fall Semester

BIO 2204 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHE 3304 Organic Chemistry I 4
BIO 3324 Genetics 4
BIB 1013 Old Testament History 3
KIN 1162 Foundations of Physical Fitness/Wellness 2
Total hours 17

Spring Semester

BIO 3304 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHE 3314 Organic Chemistry II 4
BIO 3322 Introduction to Immunology 2
BIB 1023 New Testament History 3
COM 1103 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Total hours 16


Fall Semester

BIO 3364 Biochemistry 4
BIO 3314 Microbiology 4
  Cultural Studies Elective 2-3
SPF 2012 Introduction To Spiritual Formation 2
ECO 2003 LIFE Economics 3
Total hours 15-16

Spring Semester

FAR 10_3 Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre 3
POL 1113 American Government and Politics 3
 CHE 3345 Analytical Chemistry 5
HIS 2213/2223 U.S. History I or II 3
  Med Tech Recommended Course 3-4
Total hours 17-18


Fall Semester

Courses taken at Cox Medical Center South or another approved hospital or school of medical technology.

Spring Semester

Courses taken at Cox Medical Center South or another approved hospital or school of medical technology.

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements

Download in PDF format:
Medical Technology Plan (PDF)