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.