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Study Medical Laboratory Sciences

Major in Biology with an Emphasis in Medical Laboratory Sciences
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Play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Through the Medical Laboratory Sciences emphasis at Pitt State, improve patient outcomes and advance the field of medicine.

Our curriculum teaches students how to obtain accurate and reliable lab test results. Medical laboratory sciences help to prevent errors and contaminations, ensuring that patients receive the correct treatment.

Classroom Topics for the Medical Laboratory Science Emphasis

  • Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Chemistry

Our students train in laboratory techniques and procedures, instrumentation, quality control, and lab management.

What is a Medical Technologist?

Also known as clinical laboratory scientists, medical technologists are responsible for performing a wide range of tests that help diagnose and treat diseases. The duties of a medical technologist include:

  • Developing and evaluating new test procedures: They perform a variety of tests like blood counts, urinalysis, bacteriology cultures, and tissue analysis to identify the presence of disease and infection.
  • Performing quality control: They interpret test results, verify their accuracy, and report the results to physicians and other healthcare workers.
  • Maintaining complex chemical machinery: They operate lab equipment, ensuring that it is functioning properly and calibrated correctly.
  • Educating other laboratory professionals: They participate in ongoing professional development to stay current with the latest advances in medical laboratory science.


Careers that Medical Laboratory Sciences Graduates Find:

  • Medical or Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  • Medical technologists
  • Blood Bank Supervisors
  • Doctors
  • Clinical Laboratory Science Practitioners
  • Pharmaceutical Laboratory Instrument Sales/Technical Specialists

Pitt State prepares you to pursue certifications after graduation. Certified Medical Technologists can enter careers in clinical laboratory work, academic research, public health, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Additional information
for the School of Science and Mathematics

Catalog – see program guides