About the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science
The Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science seeks to educate healthcare professionals in diagnostic laboratory medicine to serve humanity around the world. We are a small department able to provide individualized attention to each student. Our dedicated faculty are experts in their fields and recognized in their profession for their expertise and research discoveries.
The department will be celebrating 85 years of service to the laboratory community in 2014. Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science (formerly Medical Technology and Clinical Laboratory Science) has as its mission, the service of humanity through the education of healthcare professionals in diagnostic laboratory medicine. In addition, the faculty are dedicated to developing the required competencies and values in our students and to encouraging each of you to attain your fullest potential.
The department has been continuously accredited during its 75+ year history. Clinical Laboratory Science majors and alumni from this program have served the health care needs of individuals throughout the world. Currently the department houses three baccalaureate degrees and four certificate programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science was the first to be offered. This degree prepares graduates for a career in a clinical laboratory setting in a hospital, clinic or physician's office lab.
In the fall of 2002, the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science introduced a second Bachelor of Science degree option in Investigative and Medical Sciences. This unique program allows individuals who are interested in pursuing professional schools (i.e. medical, dental, etc.), graduate school or a career in the biomedical industry or forensic science.
In 2007, the Cytotechnology Program joined the department, rounding out our laboratory educational programs. The CT program was formed in 1995 at another institution and has been continually accredited since it's inception.
The Department currently offers three undergraduate degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
- Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology
- Bachelor of Science in Investigative and Medical Sciences
The department also offers four Post-baccalaureate certificates in: