Medical Laboratory Science

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Undergraduate
Department: Natural Sciences

WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CONDUCT COMPLEX TESTS TO HELP PHYSICIANS DIAGNOSE AND TREAT DISEASES. AND YOU’LL BE IN HIGH DEMAND!

 

PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN HEALTH CARE.

With a medical laboratory science degree from Mount Marty, you’ll not only be prepared for careers in the lab, but you’ll also have the expertise to work in a variety of biomedical positions. Your vast science knowledge and technical skills will give you an excellent foundation for careers in hospital labs, veterinary offices, biotechnology and industrial research laboratories.You’ll also be well prepared to train or supervise laboratory technicians. Or you might decide to pursue a professional or graduate degree in human or veterinary medicine, biomedical research, education, or management. Medical laboratory practitioners work beyond the laboratory as physicians, researchers, professors, consultants, managers, and public health administrators.

Throughout your first three years in the program, you’ll take pre-clinical courses and develop a strong back ground in the sciences. You’ll spend your final year at Mount Marty doing a clinical internship at a hospital accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), where you’ll be fully immersed for the first time in your role and responsibilities as a medical laboratory scientist. After you’ve graduated, you’ll be eligible to take the national certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

  • Strong background in chemistry and biology. Your pre-clinical courses will include inorganic and organic chemistry, analytical and instrumental analysis, statistics, human anatomy and physiology, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, and immunology.
  • Clinical coursework from day one. You’ll have a distinct advantage heading into your clinical internship during your fourth year at Mount Marty. Our program gives you a strong introduction to clinical material before your internship even begins. It’s integrated into the coursework from day one.
  • Hands-on learning. During your clinical internship (your fourth year), you’ll take the concepts you learned in your coursework and translate them to the instruments and techniques in the lab to identify disease.

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