Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science Curriculum

UNO cooperates with the clinical laboratory science program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in providing a pre-clinical laboratory curriculum. Admission to the senior year of the medical technology program requires the successful completion of at least 86 semester hours. Students who have completed at least 60 credit hours should submit an application by November 1 to be considered for the class beginning the following summer.

Clinical positions are available at the three participating programs of Medical Technology (Nebraska Methodist Hospital and University of Nebraska Hospital). Students are selected to fill the positions on a competitive basis. Past experience has shown that students should have maintained an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 and a science grade point average of at least 2.5 in order to be competitive for selection for one of the positions in the program.

Degree Requirements

Biological Sciences (16 hours minimum)

Must include microbiology, genetics and immunology.

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5 credits

BIOL 2440The Biology of Microorganisms

4 credits

BIOL 2740Human Physiology and Anatomy I

4 credits

BIOL 2840Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3240Introduction to Immunology

3 credits

BIOL 3830Biology of Pathogenic Microorganisms

3 credits

MEDT 302- Register intercampus for this UNMC course during spring semester of junior year.

BIOL 2740BIOL 3240: fall, summer

BIOL 2840: spring, summer

BIOL 3830: spring

MEDT 302: spring at UNMC

Chemistry (16 hours minimum)

Choose one sequence:

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

CHEM 4650Biochemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 4654Biochemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

Or

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals ofOrganic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

MATH 1310 and the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM 1180-1184.

Mathematics (3 hours)

One semester minimum, additional recommended

MATH 1320College Algebra

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Statistics (3 hours)

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3 credits

STAT 3000Statistical Methods I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

English Composition (6 hours)

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1164/ENGL 1160English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 2400Advanced Composition

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Speech Communication (3 hours)

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Electives

Students should select electives to achieve a total of 86 semester hours including a broad general educational background. Strongly recommended subjects include: molecular biology, cell biology, parasitology, plus any additional biology, chemistry and physics.