Biomedical Sciences: B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Sciences Submajor

Program Overview


Medical Technology Program is offered by the CHS' Department of Biomedical Sciences. It is one of seven submajors in the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) degree program. As a Medical Technologist / Medical Laboratory Scientist, you'll be trained in the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory medicine, which are critical to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. You'll use microscopes, computers, sophisticated laboratory equipment and instrumentation in your work. You will be trained in both the theoretical and practical aspects of clinical/laboratory medicine–chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and blood banking. Medical technology offers a wide variety of career options, including hospitals, clinics, independent laboratories, public health facilities, business, industry, research, sales and marketing. Students also may use this major to prepare for medical or graduate school.

When you successfully complete the pre-professional criteria, , you will be eligible for professional clinical training at various clinical sites in southeastern Wisconsin. Upon graduation, you will also be eligible for professional certification through the respective national accrediting organizations.

The excellence of the Medical Laboratory Science Program has been recognized and is ranked in the top 15 MLS Programs in the country based on faculty research productivity. Because the program provides a strong science background, professional management skills, and technical expertise, our graduates consistently score well on the national certification exam (100% pass rate for 2011 & 2012), and readily find employment upon graduation. The MLS Program, which is housed in state of the art laboratory facilities, has been delivering exceptional graduates for more than 35 years. Join us and be among the best as you start your career!