What will I learn?

The medical laboratory science major is designed to prepare students for certification in medical laboratory science. The program includes courses in the biomedical laboratory sciences, communications, mathematics and statistics, and medical laboratory sciences coupled with clinical practicum experiences. It is designed to prepare graduates for certification and immediate employment in medical laboratories upon graduation by including a six-month hospital laboratory experience.

Courses outside Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (52 to 59 credits):

(1) All of the following courses (35 credits):

  • BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • CEM 141 General Chemistry
  • CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I
  • CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II
  • CEM 333 Instrumental Methods and Applications
  • MMG 365 Medical Microbiology
  • MMG 365L Medical Microbiology Laboratory
  • MMG 465 Advanced Medical Microbiology
  • MMG 465L Advanced Medical Microbiology Laboratory
  • PHY 231 Introductory Physics I
  • PHY 232 Introductory Physics II

Which department am I in?

College of Natural Science

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,330.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 September 2020, 11 January 2021

Venue

College of Natural Science

Natural Science Building,

288 Farm Lane,

EAST LANSING,

Michigan,

48824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If you attended a school that follows a U.S. curriculum, please use these guidelines. If you are currently in upper secondary school: Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and, if possible, latest available for 12. If you completed upper secondary school: Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, indicating that a high school diploma has been awarded. MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

For international students

MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

Minimum English requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79 with no sub score below 17, Paper-based test: score of 550 with no sub score below 52, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) - Minimum score of 53; minimum sub score requirement of 48.

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About this uni

International students enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, as well as a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries.

  • Top 100 global university
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  • Based in East Lansing, one of America’s friendliest cities
  • Over 200 inspiring programs from 17 colleges