Academic Programs of Study

Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science - BS

  • 3 years at Marywood/1 year in accredited hospital program
  • Theoretical and practical experience
  • Complete B.S. in biology & apply to affiliated schools

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Medical Laboratory Science at Marywood

Students can choose one of two options in this program:

  1. Students spend three years at Marywood fulfilling the University's requirements and those of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), with the fourth year spent in an accredited, affiliated hospital program.
  2. Students who complete a B.S. in biology and who have the necessary prerequisites, may also apply to affiliated schools of medical technology approved by the Board of Registry and/or NAACLS.

More About This Degree

Deborah Hokien, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Courses: Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry, Synthetic Chemistry (organometallic and polymer), Phytoremediation Studies, and Biomaterials

Deanne Garver, Ph.D.
Chairperson & Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Courses: Organic Chemistry, and Chemistry

Michael C. Kiel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Courses: Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology

Christopher Brey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Courses: ● BIOL 302/502 Bioinformatics ● BIOL 383/583 Emerging Medicine & Technologies ● BIOL 446/546 Genetics ● BIOL 234 Intro. to Cell Molecular Biology & Nutrigenomics ● BIOL 520 Graduate Literature Review ● BIOL 150/151 General Biology Lab
This is just a sample of our Science faculty - see them all!

The $6.4 million Center for Natural and Health Sciences is equipped with four large laboratories, a newly renovated Biotechnology research lab, an environmental wet laboratory, a greenhouse, three computer laboratories, and a multi-media auditorium. Marywood's campus is a certified national arboretum.

The career opportunities for a medical technologist/clinical laboratory scientist are varied. They perform important tests related to health and disease, utilizing cutting-edge laboratory methodologies. Although a majority of medical technologist/clinical laboratory scientists work in hospital laboratories, there are a number of other career options. These include:

  • Physician Office Laboratories
  • Research Facilities
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Public Health Centers
  • Industrial Laboratories
  • Higher Education
  • Health Law
  • Medical/Dental/Veterinary Science
  • Medical Writing
  • Health Care Administration

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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