School of Biological Sciences
Programs > Medical Laboratory Science
The Lake Superior State University Medical Laboratory Sciences program prepares students for exciting careers in hospital, veterinary, research, diagnostic, state, and biotechnology laboratories. After obtaining a four year B.S. degree in medical laboratory science, a student must then complete an internship at NAACLS-accredited hospital. The University is affiliated with four such hospitals, but you may elect any accredited hospital whose program is approved as satisfactory by the University. After completing an internship at a NAACLS-accredited hospital, graduates of this program are eligible to take national examinations for certification as medical laboratory scientists. Our MLS Program provides an excellent background for students who want to play an integral role in the investigations of health, including diagnostics, disease monitoring, research, and the development of new medical applications. Class sizes are small and students are taught by their professors, not TAs or adjuncts. The faculty is highly skilled and brings much experience from various laboratory and research settings.
- Medical Laboratory Technologist
Performs analytical tests on human body substances to detect evidence of, or
prevent disease or impairment, and to promote and monitor good health.
- Laboratory Supervisor
Manages and supervises clinical laboratory procedures, determines usage of lab
space, equipment and budgetary resources.
- Specialty Research Scientist
Clinical expertise in research areas such as biochemical genetics, cytogenetics,
cell marker testing, toxicology, epidemiology.
- Graduate or Medical Schools
"While Pursuing a
biology degree at
Lake Superior State
University I became
very interested in
human health. My
advisor told me about
the Medical Technology degree
and I immediately knew it
would be a great fit for me. I've
enjoyed learning and applying
state of the art techniques in
classes and especially during
labs. I have felt no
disadvantage competing with larger schools for a Medical Technology internship; in fact I
feel quite the opposite. With a
talented teaching staff and a
small student to professor
ratio, the quality of education is
outstanding. I am very excited
to complete my Medical
Technology degree with a six month internship at William Beaumont Hospital."
- Dariel Arnold '11
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LSSU is partnered with these NAACLS- accredited hospitals:
"As a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Lake
Superior State University, I am pleased to have chosen this institution for my
undergraduate studies. LSSU provided a great atmosphere for learning at a
personnel level. I am grateful to the faculty at LSSU for pushing me to excel both
academically and professionally. My education from LSSU completely prepared
me for my practicum at William Beaumont Hospital, helping me excel to the top of
- Michael Lazzari '07
Michael became a certified Medical Technologist, has completed a master's degree in Clinical
Laboratory Science Management at Michigan Technological University, and is currently
completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.