The Pre-Medical Laboratory Science Associate's degree program represents the first two years of the bachelor of science degree offered by UC's College of Allied Health Sciences. Medical laboratory scientists with a bachelor of science degree and professional certification are allied health professionals who participate in patient care by performing laboratory procedures that assist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The analysis performed by medical laboratory scientists may be in the areas of chemistry, microbiology, hematology, immunology, toxicology, and blood banking. Laboratory scientists perform manual and automated procedures and utilize laboratory information computer systems to analyze and transmit patient data. Medical laboratory scientists are also responsible for the quality control and quality assurance procedures in the laboratory. The education of a medical laboratory scientist combines a curriculum common to most undergraduate majors in the medical field with a clinical program designed to produce individuals who possess a high level of technical proficiency.
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
Students who succeed in this field have a love and aptitude for science and strong analytical abilities.
Bachelor's of Science Medical Laboratory Scientists obtain employment in a variety of settings. These settings include hospital laboratories, independent laboratories, clinics and physicians' offices, research and development laboratories, public/government health agencies, forensics laboratories, and pharmaceutical companies. Program graduates are generally able to choose from several entry-level technologist positions. Advanced certification is available in each laboratory area for those who choose to pursue a higher level of training. Graduate training in one of the laboratory disciplines will allow individuals to advance to supervisory positions and intermediate level research positions. Regardless of the setting, medical laboratory scientists consistently work in a challenging, fast paced, and collaborative environment. Additionally, graduates of the program are well qualified for entry into professional and graduate programs such as medicine and physician’s assistant.
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You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance.
We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Other UC students may transfer into UC Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress and to verify that you have met all pre-requisites.
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office at (513) 556-2069 for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.