Medical Laboratory Science

By combining your interests in science and the medical profession, you are on track for a career in the rewarding field of medical laboratory science. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory science prepares you to work in a medical setting and to perform important laboratory tests crucial to the well being of patients and to the advancement of medicine. Medical laboratory assistants can also be employed in a medical research laboratory.

During your first three years of study, you will take medical laboratory science curriculum courses along with challenging A lab technician conducting an experiment interesting liberal arts classes. In your fourth year, you will intern at a Mount Mercy-affiliated, AMA-approved hospital school of medical laboratory science. Your program will include the study of bacteriology, parasitology, immunology, hematology, blood banking, and clinical chemistry. You will also study special chemistries such as drug detection and alcohol analysis and have experience with record keeping, administration, and the management of med-tech departments.

You also have the option of earning your degree first and then completing your internship at any AMA-approved hospital school in the United States. When you complete your program and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) exam, you will be ready to work in a hospital, university research lab or private medical lab or clinic.

You can also view course offerings and descriptions in the current catalog. Please keep in mind that these are only representative of current offerings for the academic year. Classes can be added or changed as needed.