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Medical Laboratory Science

Program Overview

Medical Laboratory Scientists are health care professionals who conduct special diagnostic tests in a lab to help discover the presence or absence of disease and provide important data that physicians use in diagnosing and treating their patients. For example, Medical Laboratory Scientists perform analytical tests of body substances, prepare blood for transfusions, and isolate pathogens in patient samples. The Medical Laboratory Science degree provides a curriculum to train students to practice medical laboratory science in diagnostic laboratories or other healthcare-related settings. Successful completion of the program qualifies the student to sit for certification examinations. Medical Laboratory Science is a limited enrollment program at BYU.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 61.0 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: MMBIO 102

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.

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Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Consultant
  • Laboratory Information Specialist
  • Product Developer
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician and Technologist

With a Masters

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Consultant
  • Laboratory Information Specialist
  • Product Developer
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician and Technologist

With a Doctorate

  • Clinical Laboratory Director
  • Professor

Potential Employers

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Lisa Buzan

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Lisa grew up in Michigan and is proud to be from the state that gave us Motown music, Ford motor cars, Greenfield Village, Mackinac Island, and Kellogg’s corn flakes.

After coming to BYU, where she received a degree in Child Development and Family Relationships, she moved on and spent time living in California’s San Fernando Valley as well as Las Vegas before returning to BYU as an academic advisor.

Lisa once went skydiving and would do it again in a heartbeat! She also enjoys movies, plays, museums, historical sites, genealogy, and “cat naps” with her cat, Goodwin.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Lisa, contact the Life Sciences Advisement office at 801.422.3042 or by visiting 2060 LSB.

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed for devotionals and holidays.