Program Advisors: Dr. Christine Fleischacker
Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. It consists of 128 semester credits, 96 of which are taken on campus and 32-37 of which are granted for courses taken during the clinical internship.
The campus preparation provides a basic curriculum in biology, chemistry, and mathematics.
The student has a flexible schedule of required competence and science courses during the first three years at the University of Mary. Transfer students must earn a minimum of 32 semester credits on campus; 16 of these must be from the Math/Science Department (credit received for the clinical internship does not satisfy this requirement).
All students must complete a minimum of 12 semester credits of upper division Math/Science courses.
A clinical internship of 12 consecutive months is taken during the last year of preparation at an accredited school of MLS: UND School of Medicine or the Mayo School of Health Sciences with clinical training at one of their approved sites such as St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck; Trinity Medical Center, Minot; or at any other accredited school of MLS. Students cannot be guaranteed a specific location for their internship.
Upon graduation, the student is eligible to take the national examination for certification for MLS by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Major in Medical Laboratory Science:
BIO 103, 106, 207, 208, 209 or 309, 311, 312, 318, 319, 320; CHE 111, 112, 217, 310; MAT 103; MLS 417, 418, 419.
Clinical Internship in Medical Laboratory Science: 32-37 semester credits.
MLS Courses Offered:
MLS 417 UND Summer Intensive
MLS 418 Medical Laboratory Science Internship I
MLS 419 Medical Laboratory Science Internship II
All North Dakota high school graduates majoring in this program can receive up to $1,500 of additional aid during every semester of full-time attendance - that's up to $12,000 of additional savings that can be combined with other scholarships.
- Be a North Dakota high school graduate;
- Submit an application by Feb. 1, 2015 to be guaranteed consideration;
- Declare a qualifying major in the health sciences, business or behavioral sciences;
- Intend to seek employment with any nationwide CHI healthcare organization, including CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck, following graduation.
How to apply:
The first step to consideration for any of these programs is acceptance to the University of Mary. Applying to the University of Mary is quick, easy and convenient.
Learn more about how you can get up to $12,000 towards your education today.