Medical laboratory scientists are trained to work in clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, immunology, and microbiology with various sub-specialties in each of those major areas. Our program of study consists of 124 credits of coursework designed to provide the knowledge and technical skills necessary to qualify an individual for work in a diagnostic clinical laboratory, in research, or in industry.
Students complete two years of pre-professional courses in science and general education and two years of professional medical laboratory science coursework. The professional course work includes didactic courses, student laboratory instruction, and clinical experience rotations.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the ASCP BOC exam to become a board-certified medical laboratory technician.
Students must complete a capstone course. This course provides an opportunity for students to integrate their knowledge and experience into a culminating research project, clinical project, or practical experience. Students will demonstrate connections between concepts and skills encountered in previous health related coursework to their capstone project and experiences. Students are required to complete all clinical rotations in their final year of the program with a B or better. Students must complete a comprehensive exam with a grade of 80% or better.