BS in Biology with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Science

  • Medical Laboratory Scientists are health-care professionals who analyze body fluids and other samples from patients, either in a hospital setting or a clinical laboratory.
  • This program is a concentration within our Biology major that includes six semesters of coursework at Ashland University and a fourth year at the Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Laboratory Science.
  • At the end of the program, students not only receive a Bachelor of Science degree but are eligible for licensure testing rather than waiting several years to gain the necessary experience.
  • Students apply for the fourth year at the Cleveland Clinic School. Students are not guaranteed admission, but are given preference as members of a partner institution.
  • The job outlook for this career is 16% growth from 2014 to 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is “much faster than average”. Median pay in 2015 was $50,550 per year.
  • Essentially all graduates from the Cleveland Clinic program are offered positions at that hospital. As well, the degree and subsequent licensure are highly portable with job opportunities across the country.
  • This program is very flexible. After three years students can choose to continue at Ashland University as a Biology major and enter a large diversity of bioscience related careers, including medical or physician assistant school, and graduate school.
  • Those wanting more information about the new medical laboratory science program can contact Dr. Paul Hyman at 419.207.6309 phyman@ashland.edu or the AU admissions office at 419.289.5052/enrollme@ashland.edu.