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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

PDF of Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.

Biology

Faculty

Andy Arsham, Mark Fulton, Debbie Guelda, Andrew Hafs, Michael Hamann, Brian Hiller, Richard Koch, Holly LaFerriere, 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. Be aware that a 2.80 gpa in 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-physician's assistant, or other pre-professional area. Students have the option of pursuing a health-related career in Medical Laboratory Science but also gain clinical hours and experience that can facilitate admission to pre-professional programs.

I REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES

II CAPSTONE PROJECT

The Biology capstone project, completed in the senior year, provides a culminating 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).

PLEASE NOTE: For students admitted to a clinical year program, the required clinical studies (see Section IV below) can be used to satisfy the Capstone Project requirement.


Alternatively, 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.

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

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

III REQUIRED COURSES IN RELATED FIELDS

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

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.
The clinical year will consist of at least 37 credits.

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.