WHAT IS MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES (MLS)?
This major is part of the Health and Medicine Exploration Group
Medical Laboratory Sciences (also known as Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Sciences) is the branch of laboratory medicine that deals with the study of blood and other body specimens to aid in the diagnosis of human disease, determine optimal therapy, and monitor the progress of treatment.
Medical Laboratory Scientists are essential members of the healthcare team who are responsible for performing the analysis, evaluating normal and abnormal results, and correlating the results with disease states. The information they provide physicians is essential to patient care. They are involved with every aspect of clinical laboratory testing including method development, analysis, quality assurance, training of personnel, and laboratory management.
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION REQUIRED. Admission is competitive and requires a strong GPA along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)
CHEM 1127Q - General Chemistry (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)
CHEM 2241 or 2443/2444 - Organic Chemistry (Major Requirement)
MCB 2000 - Biochemistry (Major Requirement)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
UConn Majors to Careers Guides
American Medical Student Association
Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Club
Windham Hospital Volunteer Services