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  • Program Type
    Major
  • Degrees Offered
    B.A., B.S.
  • School
    Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences

Gain hands-on medical lab experience that prepares you for certification to be a leading lab technologist.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll build a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Apply what you’ve learned in a clinical setting, as you develop professional leadership skills in a collaborative learning environment grounded in Christian values.

Learn in a real-life setting.

During your last year, you’ll complete a 12-month internship through the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, an accredited school of medical laboratory science, where you’ll receive clinical training at an approved site.

Become eligible for the national certification exam.

Program graduates are eligible to take the national examination for certification for medical laboratory science by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Receive individualized attention and mentorship.

You’ll work in small classes with faculty who bring professional medical laboratory experience to the classroom.

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for medical laboratory technologists and technicians to grow 7% through 2029, faster than the 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 also make excellent candidates for medical, optometry, dental, pharmacy, or veterinary school.

Career Paths

  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Medical records technologist
  • MRI technician
  • Dental laboratory technician
  • Medical information technologist
  • Laboratory support technologist
  • Surgical technician

Take Your Next Step in Medical Laboratory Science