Medical Laboratory Science

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

A medical laboratory science major is part of the biology/chemistry offerings available at Morningside University. This major is designed to provide the knowledge and technical skills necessary to qualify an individual for work in research, a diagnostic clinical laboratory, or industry.

Degrees

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)

Major

A Great Fit For

  • People who enjoy problem-solving, and are adaptive and analytical.
  • Those who possess a high aptitude for math and science.
  • Individuals interested in identifying solutions through research, streamlining processes, or creating efficiencies.
  • Anyone interested in a career or further education in a life sciences field.
  • Anyone interested in working in a laboratory setting full-time.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Internships

You will have the opportunity to attain specialized skills while getting a flavor for your potential future career through an internship or summer research. Focus on a particular area of interest while working closely with faculty or site supervisors.

Travel

You will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

Research & Active Learning

Experience a sense of discovery by working on an original research project directed by one of our faculty members! You may conduct research in many possible areas of biology/chemistry, including those that may have medical applications.

FEATURED COURSES

REQUIRED

The study of the structures of the human body from the cellular level to organ systems, with primary emphasis on names and positions of body structures.

REQUIRED

An introduction to the essential terminology and broad concepts of immunology. Antibody production, complement, cytokines and immune dysfunction are major topics of discussion.

REQUIRED

A systematic course in classification, nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, and spectroscopy of carbon compounds. The compounds are studied on a basis of the functional groups, and an emphasis is placed upon an understanding of the mechanism of the reactions that are involved. Laboratory (4 hours) work involves practice in the techniques of synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds.

REQUIRED

Advanced study of integrative biology—function and regulation from cells to organ systems. This course explores the physiology of vertebrates, with the main focus on humans.

MEET THE FACULTY

Aaron Bunker

Aaron Bunker

Professor

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Chad Leugers

Chad Leugers

Associate Professor

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Anni Moore

Associate Professor

I love teaching at Morningside because I get to work with amazing students, teach them about the great world of microbiology, guide many of them through research projects, and see them graduate and go on to do good things in the world. As an educator, I cannot think of anything more rewarding!

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Timothy Sesterhenn

Timothy Sesterhenn

Associate Professor

My students are why I do this. I love getting to know them, watching them grow, and seeing them succeed in life after Morningside.

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Kurt Spearing

Kurt Spearing

Associate Professor

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James Stroh

James Stroh

Professor

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Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

Associate Professor

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RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

Biology

Chemistry

Mathematics

Nursing Education

X Path (Undecided)

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

OUTCOMES

Alumni have gone on to work with businesses in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and around the world. You may also choose to continue your education in graduate school. Past students have continued their studies in chemistry, molecular biology, or health professions such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, and veterinary medicine.

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