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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Medical Laboratory Science

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Department Biological Sciences
College Science, Engineering & Technology
Program Website
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description

The four-year medical laboratory sciences curriculum leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in medical laboratory sciences. The first three years of courses are completed at the university. The fourth year is spent at one of the affiliated hospital schools of medical laboratory sciences. Upon successful completion of the internship, 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.

Admission Requirements Admission to Major is required for enrollment in junior and senior level courses, and includes completion of pre-requisite courses as well as:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C).
Application forms for admission are available in the College Advising Center, Trafton C-125.
  • Please note: acceptance into an internship (final year) requires a higher GPA and a background check.
Other Requirements Students should contact the Department of Medical Laboratory Science 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.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Biological Sciences
Medical Laboratory Science Program Director
242 Trafton Science Center South
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2786
Fax: 507-389-2788
Email: Lois Anderson
College Advising All Medical Technology majors are assigned to an academic advisor to assist in planning their major program.  Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001

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