A medical technologist (also known as a clinical laboratory scientist) analyzes samples (such as blood, body fluids, and body tissues) to help health care professionals diagnose and treat disease. At Caldwell, there are two paths towards obtaining a degree in this profession. In both, you will complete the core curriculum and several science courses at Caldwell in three years. You then can apply to any of the following:
1. Programs with a partner hospital. These programs are 12 months long. Upon successfully completing the program, the credits earned at the hospital transfer to Caldwell, and you are awarded a B.S. Medical Technology degree from Caldwell. Our partner hospitals include:
- Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
- The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
- New York Methodist Hospital
2. Program with the School of Health Professions, Rutgers University. This program is 15 months long. Upon successfully completing the program, the credits earned transfer to Caldwell, and you are awarded a B.S. Clinical Laboratory Science degree jointly by Rutgers University and Caldwell University.
The department offers a B.S. in Biology; a B.S. in Chemistry; a B.S. in Health Science; and a B.S. in Medical Technology. A pre-medical post-baccalaureate certificate program is also available to college graduates who wish to complete requirements for admission to medical and other health professional schools.