Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Healthcare
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Program
Four-year degree; Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)
The Medical Laboratory Science bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary prepares students for careers as medical lab technologists. Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Science bachelor’s program are eligible to take the national examination for certification for medical laboratory science by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Medical laboratory science majors have a flexible schedule of required competence and science courses during the first three years at the University of Mary. A clinical internship of 12 consecutive months is taken during the last year of preparation at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine (an accredited school of medical laboratory science), where you will receive clinical training at one of its approved sites, such as CHI St. Alexius Health, Bismarck, ND; Trinity Medical Center, Minot, ND; or at any other accredited school of medical laboratory science.
The Medical Laboratory Science program is offered as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Medical Laboratory Science Degree Program Highlights
The Medical Laboratory Science program is a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. It consists of 124 semester credits, 87 of which are taken on campus and 37 of which are granted for courses taken during the clinical internship.
Earn your bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science at one of the most affordable private universities in the nation.
- Gain hands-on, medical lab experience in an accredited school of Medical Laboratory Science that will prepare you to be a leading lab technologist.
- Prepare to take the national examination for certification for Medical Laboratory Science by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
- Develop professional leadership skills in a collaborative learning environment grounded in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.
- Work in small classes with faculty who bring professional medical laboratory experience to the classroom.
Career Outlook for Medical Laboratory Science Majors
Employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028, higher than the national average for all occupations. An increase in the aging population will lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or type 2 diabetes, through laboratory procedures
Medical Laboratory Science majors can also make excellent candidates for medical school, optometry school, dental school, pharmacy school, or veterinary school.
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).
Please contact our Admissions Office at 701-355-8030 for more details.