Carroll University offers an opportunity to major in medical laboratory sciences through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. You’ll benefit from an education that offers you the best of both worlds—a premier, private school focusing on small class sizes and personal attention and a large, nationally-recognized research institution offering advanced clinical training facilities.
Start at Carroll
In this joint program you’ll spend four semesters at Carroll University building a strong foundation in both general education and science courses, including study of the development and function of the immune system, fundamentals of microbiology and the changes in cell, tissue and system mechanisms that can lead to health problems.
Finish at UWM
You’ll complete your degree with an additional five to six semesters (depending on sub-major) studying in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences at UWM. You’ll choose from three sub-majors—biomedical sciences, cytotechnology or medical laboratory science. These sub-majors provide a range of career opportunities in settings including hospitals, independent laboratories, public health facilities, industries, research laboratories, or sales and marketing centers. Long-term employment prospects in these areas are forecasted to be excellent. A Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science provides students with the strong professional management skills and technical expertise that employers are looking for.
You’ll have an opportunity to put the skills you gain in the classroom to work while finishing your education. Students who complete required courses with a 2.5 grade point average may apply for an internship at various clinical sites in southeastern Wisconsin. The UWM program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
After completing their coursework at Carroll, Medical Laboratory Science students select one of several sub-majors to continue their study at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:
- Biomedical sciences
- Medical laboratory scientist