Program Advisor: Dr. David Ronderos
Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)
Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. It consists of 124 semester credits, 87 of which are taken on campus and 37 of which are granted for courses taken during the clinical internship.
The campus preparation provides a basic curriculum in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. The student has a flexible schedule of required competence and science courses during the first three years at the University of Mary. Transfer students must earn a minimum of 32 semester credits on campus; 16 of these must be from in Math or Science (credit received for the clinical internship does not satisfy this requirement).
All students must complete a minimum of 12 semester credits of upper division Math/Science courses.
A clinical internship of 12 consecutive months is taken during the last year of preparation at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine with clinical training at one of their approved sites such as St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck; Trinity Medical Center, Minot; or at any other accredited school of MLS. Students cannot be guaranteed a specific location for their internship.
Upon graduation, the student is eligible to take the national examination for certification for MLS by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.