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Medicine, Health, and Well-being

Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

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.

Contact Info

Marcia Lee, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisor

Department of Microbiology

212 Pearson Hall

700 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056


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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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Career Options

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.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Roshika Bhattari
  • 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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