Medical Laboratory Science: Bachelor of Science
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.
The degree in Medical laboratory science includes the following courses in order to qualify to take the national registry examinations.
- BIOL131 General Biology: Cells 4
- BIOL132 General Biology: Organisms 4
- BIOL204 General Microbiology 4
- BIOL220 Genetics 4
- BIOL330 Animal Physiology 4
- BIOL380 Hematology 4
- BIOL422 Parasitology 3
- BIOL423 Immunology 4
- BIOL460 Clinical Internship 30
- BIOL480 Advanced Clinical Microbiology 4
- CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
- CHEM116 General Chemistry II 4
- CHEM225 Organic Chemistry I 4
- CHEM226 Organic Chemistry II 4
- CHEM231 Quantitative Analysis 4
- CHEM332 Instrumental Analysis 4
- CHEM451 Biochemistry 4
- MATH111 College Algebra 3
- MATH112 Calculus for Business & Life Science 4
- MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3
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.