May 26, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Biology B.S. and Medical Technology Major (4+1 Program)

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Program: B.S.
Department of Biology  
College of Arts and Sciences

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B.S. in Biology and Medical Technology Major (4+1 Program)

Under this plan, you will meet all the requirements for the bachelor’s degree in Biology.  In your senior year, you will seek admission to an approved hospital school of medical technology and complete one year of technical experience at that location during the following year.  Registration for the medical technology courses will be done through IPFW.  Upon successful completion of the hospital-school year, you will petition IPFW to add this major in Medical Technology to your Biology degree.  If the hospital school year is not successfully completed, the Medical Technology major will not be added to the Biology degree.

IPFW General Education Requirements: 33

General Education Requirements  

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

Supporting Courses

Calculus and Statistics

The following calculus and statistics course pattern is typical.  Course substitutions are possible with advisor approval.  Please note that most graduate programs require a full year of calculus.

Biology Elective Courses Credits: 16

In the interest of broadly training our majors, students are required to take at least one course with laboratory from each of the A and B elective course lists below. The A elective courses focus on topics regarding the intact organism and its interaction with the environment, and so are organismal, population, community, and ecosystem in nature. The B elective courses focus on processes acting within the organism, and thus detail molecular, cellular, and organ-system mechanisms.  Of these 16 credits, you must have a course in microbiology and immunology.  See your advsior for other recommended courses.


(organismal, population, community and ecosystem)

Free Electives

  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120 credits

  • Registration for the 32 credits of Medical Technology courses to be done through IPFW if seeking to add the Medical Technology major.

Total Biology and Hospital Credits: 132

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