Medical Laboratory Science
With our partnership institutions, the Health Care Sciences and Services Department of Immaculata University offers a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Science. You will receive a strong science and liberal arts background from IU and clinical instruction and didactic coursework from affiliate institutions, which will prepare you for positions within the health care industry.
Medical laboratory scientist positions are available in hospitals, freestanding medical laboratories, county and state health departments, and outpatient facilities and industry.
Employment of medical laboratory technologists is expected to grow by 11 percent between 2010 and 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of medical laboratory technicians is expected to grow by 15 percent between 2010 and 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Learn more about the career outlook for this field at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To complete the program, you will take three years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then apply for the Medical Laboratory Science program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences or Thomas Jefferson University. Upon successful completion of the program and a national certifying exam, you will be prepared to enter the health field as an entry-level medical laboratory scientist. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.