The pre-medical laboratory science program is a four-year program designed to provide the student with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in biology pre-medical laboratory science. Saint Mary’s University is affiliated with the medical laboratory science programs at the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, MN and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines, IL.
Prior to a clinical year of internship, the student must complete the general education requirements as well as the pre-requisite courses listed below at Saint Mary’s University (approximately three years of coursework). Of the credits taken at Saint Mary’s, 30 credits must be upper-division credits. Acceptance to the clinical program at Mayo or the Veterans Administration Hospital is contingent upon the student’s academic achievement. While completing the clinical program, the student will be enrolled at Saint Mary’s and will be required to pay a special course fee. Upon successful completion of the clinical program, the student receives a certificate in medical laboratory science or medical technology and is eligible to take the certification exam of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel, or any approved certifying agency.
Students may choose to fulfill all biology degree requirements prior to entering the clinical program.