A Medical Technology degree prepares students to perform various chemical, histological, and microbial laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis, study, and treatment of disease. Students with this degree seek employment in hospital laboratories, physicians' offices, and health departments. For clinical practice, a student must be certified through the Board of Registry by completing a one year clinical internship. For more information about internships and careers in clinical laboratory science, go to the Montana University System Clinical Laboratory Sciences website.
The 3+1 degree is the faster option, as the clinical internship year is part of the degree. Three years are spent on the UM campus, and then the clinical internship year with the MUS CLS program (or with one of our affiliated programs) is the fourth year of the Bachelor's degree.