Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Medical laboratory scientists seek to improve and extend life by acting as diagnostic specialists. They’re key members of the medical team, detecting disease and other conditions by performing critical analyses on blood, tissues, and bodily fluids. You’ll be ready for a career as a medical technologist, laboratory scientist, or teaching technologist in a hospital, forensic lab, pharmaceutical lab, veterinary hospital, or research facility.

Customize your degree with:
Concentrations available in

  • 3+1 or 4+1 Cytotechnology
  • 4+1 Histotechnology
  • 3+1 or 4+1 Medical Laboratory Science

Minors available in

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Science
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Ecology
  • Fish Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Remote Sensing

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Medical Parasitology Laboratory
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Hematology and Homeostasis

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Working with world-class faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories on research, projects, and lab assignments
  • Conducting your own undergraduate research project through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program such as examining pentachlorophenol contamination in an abandoned lumber yard in the Upper Peninsula
  • Getting involved with the Society of Medical Laboratory Scientists or Phi Sigma, the national honor society for biological sciences
  • Taking part in a clinical practicum as part of your degree where you’ll intern at an accredited hospital laboratory

Get a job like:

  • Medical laboratory scientist
  • Forensic laboratory scientist
  • Medical technologist
  • Teacher
  • Laboratory information system technologist
  • Research associate

Work for companies like:

  • Hospitals and medical centers
  • Schools
  • Government agencies

Learn more about medical laboratory science at Michigan Tech!