Prepare for Medical Careers
Medical lab scientists are professional healthcare team members who apply their skills to an ever-broadening range of complex laboratory diagnostic and research activities. Graduates may opt to be a general medical lab scientist or specialize in fields like hematology, clinical chemistry, toxicology, bacteriology, parasitology, and immunology.
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Curriculum and Courses
This program includes an interdisciplinary blend of classes in chemistry, microbiology, and zoology. The required courses include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, general biology, general microbiology, molecular biology, mathematics/statistics, and completion of a foreign language at second-year level.
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After becoming professionally certified, medical laboratory scientists generally work in hospital laboratories, private laboratories, public health laboratories, industrial laboratories, research institutions, teaching institutions, and in medical programs sponsored by such groups as the Peace Corps and Project Hope.
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Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate
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of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019
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Roshika has taken advantage of the many research opportunities for undergraduate students, working with a mentoring professor to study the inner workings of the brain in the Reward and Addictive Disorders Lab.
Roshika Bhattari ’21
Medical Laboratory Science, Premedical Studies
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