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Medical Laboratory Science

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Explore the Medical Laboratory Science Program

Are you ready to change the world one discovery at a time? Medical Laboratory Sciences might be the perfect major for you. Take classes ranging from microbiology, clinical parasitology, cell biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Throughout your journey of discovery, you’ll work side-by-side with peers and professors at UMN Crookston with the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research through our Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and Crookston Student Research and Creative Works fund (CSRCW). During your junior year spring and summer semesters, you’ll be working with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine to further laboratory experiences. Don’t wait any longer. Take on the world of medicine with a medical laboratory science degree now.

Medical Laboratory Science is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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Major in the making of you

Career Options

MLS technicians run tests that encompass areas of clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, hematology, clinical urology, immunology, immunohematology, and molecular diagnostics. Due to the national shortage of medical lab scientists, MLS graduates will have excellent job opportunities in nearly all areas of the United States. In addition, this major can also provide a great background for individuals interested in entering fields of forensic science, pharmaceutical sciences, and medicine.

  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Research Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Blood Banks
  • Public Health Clinics
  • Veterinary Practices and Laboratories
  • Public Health Organizations
  • U.S. Military
  • Volunteer Organizations (Peace Corps, Doctors Without Borders)
  • Equipment and Supply Companies


Medical Laboratory Science


  • Graduate with a core knowledge in biology and chemistry, necessary to success as a medical laboratory scientist.

  • Learn from Ph.D. professors whose primary focus is our student's education.

  • Agreement with University of North Dakota (UND) where students transition to continue program in 3rd year.

  • Take advantage of our Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).


At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Katy Chapman

    Associate Professor
  • Brian Dingmann

    Associate Professor
  • Timothy Dudley

    Associate Professor
  • Venugopal Mukku

    Associate Professor
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    Nancy Shay

    Teaching Specialist