As a Medical Laboratory Science major at Wilkes, you’ll use the analytical skills of a researcher and the inquisitive mind of a detective, to help solve medical mysteries and find clues that allow health care teams to provide appropriate treatment.
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Why Study Medical Laboratory Science at Wilkes?
At Wilkes, you’ll develop your talent for biology, chemistry and mathematics into problem-solving and laboratory skills to solve medical mysteries and help health care teams provide appropriate treatment.
In the unique 3+1 program, you’ll receive a solid science background through rigorous coursework in three years on campus. The fourth year of study provides hands-on training at a clinical site.
You may apply to any clinical program approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Wilkes University has affiliation agreements with the following hospitals:
- Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania
- New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
- Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Penn Medicine Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
- St. Christopher's Hospital for Children – Tower Health, Philadelphia
- UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
What Will You Learn as a Medical Laboratory Science Major?
- Following requirements recommended by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, you’ll take general education requirements plus courses including Principles of Modern Biology, Elements and Compounds, Organic Chemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
- At your hospital clinical site, you’ll gain hands-on training and knowledge in phlebotomy, parasitology and immunology.