Medical Laboratory Science
The four-year medical laboratory science curriculum leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in medical laboratory science. The first three years are spent at the University. The fourth year is spent at one of the affiliated hospital schools of medical laboratory science. Upon successful completion of this year, the BS degree is awarded by the University and graduates are then eligible to take a certifying examination. Because the medical laboratory science curriculum closely parallels that of other majors, such as biology, students from other majors are encouraged to apply.
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Policies & Faculty
Admission to Major is granted by the department. Minimum university admission requirements are:
- a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
- a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (“C”).
Contact the department for application procedures.
Students should contact the director of the Medical Laboratory Science program early in their college career for admission to the program, for academic and career counseling, and for information on the process and standards for admission to the professional curriculum, including registration procedures. Because enrollment in the fourth year is limited by the size of classes in the affiliated hospital schools, admission to the program does not ensure admission to the fourth year of the curriculum. Admission into the fourth year hospital clinical internship is competitive.
Students majoring in Medical Laboratory Science have an advisor from their area of interest assigned to them. Questions and concerns pertaining to advising and the assignment of advisors can be answered by Ken Adams, SRC, 125 Trafton Science Center, telephone 507-389-1521.
GPA Policy. A GPA of 2.0 is required in both sciences courses and cumulative coursework.
Probation Advising. Refer to the College regarding required advising for students on academic probation.
P/N Grading Policy. No P/N grades are accepted toward the major except BIOL 175.
In addition to the specific requirements of the major, all university requirements must be met for graduation. This includes 120 credits of coursework, 40 credits of upper division courses (including those in the major), purple and gold course requirements, and two writing intensive courses.
Agencies and clinical site adjunct faculty participating in the Medical Laboratory Science program include, but not limited to:
- Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, James Fink, M.D., Lynn Poth, MS, MT
- Mercy College of Health Sciences MLS Program, Des Moines, IA, Kyla Dippold, MS, JLS (ASCP), CM
- St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA, Lindsey Mullenbach, MLS (ASCP), Lileah Harris, M.D.
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Janice Conway-Klaasen, P.h.D., MT(ASCP) SM
- New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, Lori Burkard, MS, MT (ASCP), Lynn Jones, MT (ASCP), Rabia Mir, M.D.
- Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, IA, Mary Smith, MS, MLS (ASCP), Askar Qalbani, M.D.
- Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD, Michael Geis, M.D., Renee Rydell, MBA, MS, MT (ASCP)
- St. Luke’s College, Sioux City, IA, James Quesenberry, MD, Pamela Briese, MS, MT (ASCP), SC.
Students accepted into the clinical internship will be responsible for:
- Proof of Medical/Hospitalization/Health Insurance
- Health Physical Exam
- Tuberculosis (TB) testing
- Proof of Immunization which may include the following: Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Chickenpox (Varicella), and Influenza.
Drug Screen Testing and Background Checks:
- Students may also be required to submit to Drug Screen Testing.
- Internship sites are required by law to do Background Checks on all students admitted to their medical laboratory science programs.
242 Trafton Science Center South(507) 389-2417
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