Undergraduate Admissions

Medical Laboratory Science

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My Michigan Tech: Becca Riffe

Becca talks about why she chose her major and Michigan Tech. The short answer? She learns biology with her hands and in actual medical settings. But it's the community and networking with peers and professors that make her one happy Husky.

In the lab. In demand.

Scientist, researcher, technologist, forensic specialist—Michigan Tech has 100 percent placement for students completing a clinical practicum. Land your dream job.

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.

Fulfill the critical need for medical laboratory science professionals and customize your work to land your dream job. Learn by doing—working in cutting-edge labs on high-level research projects alongside faculty among the best in the field.

Crazy Smart Experiences:

  • 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

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Medical laboratory science
  • Forensic laboratory science
  • Medical technology
  • Laboratory information system technology
  • Research

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Hospitals and medical centers
  • Schools
  • Government agencies

Customize your Degree:

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

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

Learn more about medical laboratory science at Michigan Tech!