Biology - Medical Laboratory Science Joint-Degree Program, B.S.

Bachelor of Science
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About This Degree

The Bachelor of Science joint-degree program in Medical Laboratory Science with Rutgers University School of Health Professions qualifies students for certification examinations leading to professional licensure. Medical Laboratory Scientists provide vital data to physicians and other practitioners to assist in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease and maintenance of health. Medical Laboratory Scientists employ complex instrumentation and procedures to perform their duties. Major areas included in their work are: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Hematology, Immunohematology (Blood Banking), Urinalysis and Serology. Students interested in this field should have a strong interest in science, have the capacity to learn technical skills, work accurately and reliably when under pressure, and effectively communicate with others. The program operates on a cohort basis, beginning in late May of each year. The application period opens on November 1 of the prior year, with an application deadline of March 1. Applicants are recommended to apply as early as possible due to the program’s competitiveness.


Program Goals

Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Science Joint-Degree program will… 

  • Demonstrate understanding of the nature of science and knowledge of the factual and theoretical bases of biology including mechanisms on the molecular, cellular, organismal, and systems levels. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of scientific inquiry and explain how scientific knowledge is discovered and validated. 
  • Apply quantitative knowledge and reasoning to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of chemistry and their application to understanding living systems. 
  • Demonstrate preparedness to enter the Professional work force.

Learn more about the coursework at Rutgers and the profession. Interested students should contact the program advisor, Dr. John Grew ( ).