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Medical Lab Science

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program at Minot State University is a four year program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology. The program consists of courses that are designed to give the medical laboratory science student the necessary, scientific background to enter clinical training at an accredited hospital laboratory.

Program outline
The program consists of three years of academic coursework completed at Minot State University. Through an affiliation with the University of North Dakota (UND), students spend 12 months in a clinical internship at one of the many participating accredited hospitals, as a member of the Western College Alliance for MLS.

What you'll study
The first two years of the program primarily involve fundamental courses in chemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, as well as general education courses in communications, humanities and social science.

The third year involves the students in courses more directly relevant to their major, such as parasitology, hematology, and immunology. These courses address more specifically what the student will encounter during the clinical internship year. 

The clinical year provides practical, hands on, experience in clinical laboratory techniques.

Employment outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, employment of medical laboratory technologists is projected to grow 14 percent by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An increase in the aging population is expected to lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians use and maintain the equipment needed for diagnosis and treatment. The number of individuals who will have access to health insurance is expected to increase because of federal health insurance reform.

The College of Arts & Sciences is committed to comprehensive, holistic and interdisciplinary education. By integrating excellent teaching with scholarly and creative activity, we prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills they need to succeed in a diverse world.

Courses Required

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, please go to course catalog.

All courses subject to change. Other coursework required.

Contact Information

Dr. Heidi Super
Coordinator, Medical Lab Science Program
Professor of Biology
Minot State University
Phone: 701-858-3079 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3079