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Updated 2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

PDF of Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.

Biology

Faculty

Andrew Arsham, Mark Fulton, Debbie Guelda, Andrew Hafs, Michael Hamann, Brian Hiller, Richard Koch, Holly LaFerriere, Kjerstin Owens, Elizabeth Rave, Mark Wallert

Programs

Department of Biology
S 230
Phone: (218) 755-2920
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Medical Laboratory Science, B.S. major

(4 + 1 Option)

Required Credits: 108
Required GPA: 2.25

REQUIRED CLINICAL STUDIES 4 + 1 OPTION

NOTE: After completing the clinical year courses, students will receive a double major: Biology, B.S. and Medical Laboratory Science, B.S. In this option, the student completes a Biology, B.S., major at Bemidji State University, and then applies for admission to the clinical year program through the University of North Dakota or other affiliated institution (a 2.80 GPA overall and in science courses is one requirement for entrance into the clinical year program). This option may be of interest to students considering a pre-professional program such as pre-medicine, pre-veterinary medicine, or other pre-professional area. Students who fail to gain admission to the professional school of their choice will have the option of pursuing a health-related career in Medical Laboratory Science.

 

I REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES

  • BIOL1211
  • BIOL1212
  • BIOL2110
  • BIOL2360
  • BIOL2610
  • BIOL3300
  • BIOL3380
  • BIOL3580
  • BIOL3710
  • BIOL4210

II CAPSTONE PROJECT

II CAPSTONE PROJECT The Biology capstone project, completed in the senior year, provides a culinating experience that integrates the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses and applies them to a scholarly activity. Examples of capstone projects may include original research projects, internships with state or federal agencies, shadowing experiences with professionals, or successfully passing professional/ graduate school entrance exams. The capstone project must be designed or chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty mentor or advisor, who must approve the project before work begins. Students should consult with their faculty mentor or advisor before their senior year commences. All capstone projects will include a written and oral component (except for professional/graduate school entrance exams).


The capstone project may be completed in one of the
following ways (0-4 credits):

1. Students using a professional or graduate entrance
exam as their capstone project must register for
this course. Students must place in at least the
60th percentile on their exam to successfully
complete this course.

  • BIOL4800

2. Complete BIOL 4894 OR BIOL 4895 (2 credits):

  • BIOL4894
  • BIOL4895

3. Complete BIOL 4894 and BIOL 4895 (2 credits each):

  • BIOL4894
  • BIOL4895

III REQUIRED COURSES IN RELATED FIELDS

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • CHEM2211
  • CHEM2212
  • CHEM3311
  • CHEM3312
  • CHEM3371
  • CHEM3372
  • CHEM4411
  • CHEM4471
  • PHYS1101
    or PHYS2101
  • PHYS1102
    or PHYS2102
  • STAT2610
    or PSY3401

IV REQUIRED CLINICAL STUDIES

Clinical year courses, taken after the senior year
beginning with summer term, are taken through
entrance into the clinical year program at the
University of North Dakota or at affiliated hospitals.
NOTE: A clinical year position is not guaranteed.
Students must apply for a clinical year position
in October of the junior year. Please see advisor
regarding the clinical year of study.