• Overview
  • The first steps toward a career as a medical technologist (scientist).

    The pre-medical laboratory scientist focus is an advising program to help students select courses and become well prepared for application to a medical laboratory scientist program.

    The steps toward your career begin by taking the required courses, completing a three- or a four-year program, and gaining required clinical experience. Course work will include chemistry, organic chemistry and/or biochemistry, general biology, microbiology, immunology, pathogenic bacteriology, and math. Common pre-medical laboratory science majors include biology and microbiology. You should also seek out volunteer opportunities to shadow health care professionals.

    Completing these steps are prerequisites for applying to a medical laboratory science program for one additional year of specialized training.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program is a good fit if you:
    • Enjoy science
    • Are a good problem solver and analytical thinker
    • Are detailed-oriented
    • Are interested in caring for people’s health
    • Want to work in a medical laboratory
  • Career Outcomes
  • This program prepares you to become a:
    • Medical technologist (scientist)