The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Students in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Technology) prepare to become medical laboratory scientists who work in the laboratory/diagnostic sector of the health professions industry and in research laboratories. Graduates have high levels of employment and can work across the United States. Medical Laboratory Science students study on campus for three academic years and then spend their senior year in a yearlong medical center practicum. The practicum is a full-time lecture and laboratory experience that serves as the last year for the Medical Laboratory Science degree.
Opportunities & requirements
The University of Maine is affiliated with Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, ME; the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH and the New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Juniors in the Medical Laboratory Sciences program apply directly to our affiliated practicum schools or other accredited programs. Admission to a practicum is not automatic and depends upon academic performance, recommendations and interviews. Students must maintain both a science GPA of 2.5 and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be considered for admission to most practicum programs. For enrollment in a practicum program, students must successfully undergo a health check and criminal background check (CBC). Laboratories hiring graduates of these programs will also conduct a CBC and require drug testing. After completing the practicum, students are eligible to take the national certifying examination administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
For the BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences, a minimum grade of “C” is required in BIO 100 and BIO 208.
Students majoring in Medical Laboratory Sciences must earn a score of 4 or 5 in order to receive advanced placement credit for BIO 100.
Seanna Annis, Coordinator
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