MLS students with Karyn Fay

Medical Laboratory Science—BS

The Science Behind the Medicine

It’s all about options—and the options for Medical Laboratory Scientists—also known as clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists—are pretty much limitless. Whether you’re seeking a career as a medical technologist, laboratory scientist, or teaching technologist; whether you’d like to work in a blood donation center, hospital, forensic lab, pharmaceutical lab, veterinary hospital, or in a research facility; your BS in Medical Laboratory Science from Michigan Tech will prepare you for the career of your design or for Medical School.

Medical Laboratory Scientists seek to improve and extend life by acting as diagnostic specialists. They serve as key members of the medical team, detecting disease and other conditions by performing critical chemical, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological analyses on blood, tissues, and bodily fluids.

An Established Program

Medical Laboratory Scientists are in demand, and Michigan Tech graduates are often at the front of the line. That’s because here, you learn by doing. You have the opportunity to work in cutting-edge labs and tackle high-level research projects alongside professors who are among the best in their field. You’ll also benefit from small class sizes (the average is about 30 students), personal advising, and one-on-one faculty interaction.

Degree Concentrations

There are a six specialty concentrations available with the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.

Career Pathways

With a current critical shortage of Medical Laboratory Scientists nationally, career opportunities in the field are plentiful. Michigan Tech’s unique program concentrations and multitude of options for degree specialization mean that you can prepare for the position of your dreams.