Medical Laboratory Sciences

Medical laboratory science professionals serve as the “detectives” of the healthcare system. They use sophisticated laboratory equipment and procedures to assist physicians in uncovering information that will help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.  Through their work, they also play a critical role in monitoring and preventing disease. If you are science-focused, detail-oriented and enjoy the challenge of finding answers to complex questions, this rewarding career may be for you.

About the Medical Laboratory Sciences program

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:

Learn more about the sub majors at UWM

Recent Internship Locations

We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship and clinical opportunities. Recent placements students in the program have completed include the following companies:

  • Ascension (Wheaton Franciscan) — All Saints Medical Center Lab, Racine
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Laboratory, Milwaukee
  • St. Joseph Hospital Laboratory, West Bend
  • UW-State Lab of Hygiene, Madison (Cytotechnology)

Discover Career Potential

College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

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Meet the Faculty

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Lucinda Glaser

Health and Medical Sciences Articulation and Post Baccalaureate Program Advisor