Lake Superior State University

Medical Laboratory Science: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

Medical laboratory scientists perform most of the clinical tests conducted in hospital, veterinary, state, and health laboratories. You may obtain the Bachelor of Science degree in this area by completing the specified three-year sequence at the University followed by 12 months training at an NAACLS-accredited hospital. The University is affiliated with five such hospitals, but you may elect any accredited hospital whose program is approved as satisfactory by the University. Additionally, you may choose to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Biology and then participate in the 12-month hospital training. Lake Superior State University does not assume responsibility for obtaining an affiliation at an approved hospital. Graduates of this program are eligible to take national examinations for certification as registered medical laboratory scientists and/or medical technologists.

Degree Requirements

The degree in Medical laboratory science includes the following courses in order to qualify to take the national registry examinations.

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Core Requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 129 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

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