The bachelor's degree program in Medical Laboratory Sciences includes a liberal arts education and a thorough grounding in the basic sciences, as well as clinical experiences in various laboratories. After a competitive holistic review, including an interview and skills assessment, students are admitted into the program at the junior or senior year, depending on the number of courses completed. Upon completion of the degree, graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination to practice.
Degree options: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Prerequisite coursework and admission requirements
Transfer applicants must have:
- Completed courses in biology, human physiology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and mathematics (calculus and statistics.)
- Completed the University's liberal education requirements. Two upper-level writing requirements will be satisfied in-program.
- Completed a minimum of 60 semester credits.
- A preferred minimum cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 2.75.
- Submitted documentation of immunizations and medical insurance to Boynton Health Service as a condition of acceptance to the program. Please refer to the Web site for specific policy and forms (www.bhs.umn.edu/immunization-requirements.htm#ahc-student). We recommend that you start early to complete immunization requirements.
Admission to the professional program is competitive because of the limited number of students who can be accommodated in the teaching and clinical facilities. Applicants are considered for admission for fall semester only.
Students who have a baccalaureate degree in a science curriculum and have completed required prerequisite and foundation courses may finish the program in as little as 15 months. Interested students should attend a free MLS First Step session provided by the Health Careers Center, or online, to ascertain their readiness to apply to the program. Students should register to ensure a place is reserved for them:
To be considered for admissions into the MLS Program, applicants must complete the undergraduate application and the online MLS Program application.