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Medical Laboratory Science

About the Degree:

The medical technologist knows the challenges and rewards of medicine and science. As a medical technologist, you'll perform a full range of laboratory tests, from simple blood tests to tests designed to uncover such diseases as AIDS, diabetes and cancer. If you find this subject matter fascinating, consider a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences.

Medical technologists work in five major areas of the laboratory: Blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology. Medical technologists also have unlimited choices of practice settings, ranging from hospitals and independent laboratories to clinics and public health facilities. Passing a certification examination at the end of the clinical study is required.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Competently perform a full range of testing in the contemporary medical laboratory encompassing pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components of laboratory services, including hematology, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, body fluids, molecular diagnostics, phlebotomy, and immunohematology.
  • Successfully employ problem solving skills: Finding a resolution to a situation, question, or problem for which no process has been provided.
  • Effectively employ standard laboratory and safety skills.
  • Clearly and concisely communicate information in writing, using the appropriate style and format for the intended audience.
  • Exhibit the ability to acquire, interpret and evaluate scientific information from a variety of sources.
  • Effectively use current technology to generate and communicate scientific data.
  • Explain the importance of ethics in laboratory experimentation and in the communication of laboratory results.

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • You are fascinated with technology and what science have to offer.
  • You are a problem-solver -  someone who loves challenges and thrives well under pressure.
  • You like operating electronic equipment, computers and precision-based instruments.
  • You want to save lives by providing accurate information to doctors about patients in need.

Department Contact:

Dr. James Donelson
Department Chair, Chemical & Physical Sciences Department


Options / Course of Study:

Current Catalog

Bachelor of Science Medical Laboratory Science