Medical Laboratory Science

The Medical Laboratory Science program offers two options for students interested in careers as medical lab professionals.

3+1 Option

Required Credits: 84
Required GPA: 2.25

This option begins with three years of on-campus study in science, math, and Liberal Education and concludes with a fourth year of highly specialized training at a hospital school of clinical laboratory science accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Permission to apply for the competitive fourth-year positions usually requires a 3.0 GPA.

Clinical areas of study include hematology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, immunohematology and microscopy. Upon completion of the clinical year, students are eligible to take the National Registry Examination of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the National Certifying Examination of Medical Technologists.

4+1 Option

Required Credits: 108
Required GPA: 2.25

This option allows students to complete a BS in Biology at BSU and then apply 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 is designed for students considering a pre-professional program such as pre-medicine, pre-veterinary medicine or other pre-professional area. Students who do not end up attending professional school may still pursue a health-related career in Medical Laboratory Science.

Course of Study

Visit the course catalog to view course and academic requirements for both the 3+1 and the 4+1 options, as well as recommended sequences of courses.

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