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Biology Pre-Medical Laboratory Science

Overview

59 credits

The pre-medical laboratory science program is a four-year program designed to provide the student with a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology pre-medical laboratory science. Saint Mary’s University is affiliated with the medical laboratory science program at the Mayo School of Health Sciences and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines, Ill.

Prior to a clinical year of internship, the student must complete three years of course work (90 credits) at Saint Mary’s University, including the general education requirements. Of these 90 credits, 30 credits must be upper-division credits. Acceptance to the clinical program  at Mayo or the Veterans Administration Hospital is contingent upon the student’s academic achievement. Upon successful completion of the clinical program the student receives a certificate in medical laboratory science or medical technology and is eligible to take the certification exam of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel, or any approved certifying agency.

Students may choose to fulfill all biology degree requirements prior to entering the clinical program.

A student graduating from Saint Mary’s University prior to completing the medical laboratory science training program at Mayo or the Veterans Administration Hospital will receive a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology pre- medical laboratory science. A student graduating from Saint Mary’s University after successfully completing the medical laboratory science training program at Mayo or the Veterans Administration Hospital will receive a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology medical laboratory science.

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

Jeanne Minnerath
Jeanne Minnerath, Ph.D.
Associate Dean - Mathematics and Sciences, Biology - Associate Professor, Biology - Director of Allied Health Program

(507) 457-1770
jminnera@smumn.edu