A Biology-Clinical Laboratory Science major is offered through affiliation of Malone University with the Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron* or the Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Technology. Both are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Malone University students who are pursuing a career in Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) are eligible to apply to the Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron or the Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Technology after 90 semester hours of study at Malone. Acceptance into the program is competitive. Although a minimum cumulative gpa of 2.70 with a minimum of 2.00 in chemistry and biology courses is required, a 3.00 cgpa or higher is strongly recommended.
Students who are accepted into either program and successfully complete the full-year curriculum of the program will receive academic credit of 30-38 hours toward the bachelor’s degree from Malone University. Assuming that all other Malone University requirements for graduation have been met, the student will receive a Bachelor of Arts from Malone University which will be awarded at the Malone commencement following satisfactory completion of the medical technology program (the clinical laboratory rotation). The student will also be awarded a certificate of completion from the respective medical technology program. Graduates are then eligible to take national certification examinations such as those offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry (ASCP) and the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA).
The 90 hours of study at Malone includes the following courses from the Department of Natural Sciences which must be completed prior to entering either of the above full-year medical technology programs.