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Medical Laboratory Science BS

The practice of modern medicine would not be possible without the tests performed in clinical laboratories. As a member of the healthcare team, Medical Laboratory Scientists perform a variety of tests on blood, tissue, and bodily fluids, using precision instruments such as microscopes and automated, computerized analyzers. These test results play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. This type of analysis requires extensive knowledge of normal and abnormal physiology, correlation of laboratory data to specific disease, as well as solid understanding of instrumentation and individual test principles. 

Laboratory science is a critical healthcare field that impacts the health of every individual! Our affiliates report high job placement rates with more openings than candidates to fill the positions. Now is the perfect time to pursue a career as a  medical laboratory scientist. 



Get Involved!

Chances are, the organization you choose to participate in will include a diverse group of people — you’ll be faced with the same situation in the working world! Learning how different people respond and react to certain situations will help you develop your skills in presenting and implementing ideas.

Learn How to Work with a Team!

Knowing how to work well with a team is an essential skill for any career. Being in a student organization teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others, as well as give your own. You have several opportunities to become an active member or leader of one of our biology organizations.


Student Involvement Opportunities

Tri Beta Honorary Society

Tri Beta National Honorary Society - Dr. Dana Tucker

The Wildlife Society

Para-Medico and Pre-Vet Club

Para-Medico and Pre-Vet Club - Dr. Anna Oller

UCM Fisheries Society

UCM Fisheries Society - Dr. Aaron Geheber

Program Coordinator

Justin Chapman, D.C.
WC Morris 303
Tel: 660-543-8861
Fax: 660-543-4355


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