About the Department
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences offers a rigorous and extensive education in biomedical science that prepares students for employment in clinical (hospital and private diagnostic), research (academic/biotechnology/pharmaceutical) and public health laboratories and for advanced degrees in graduate (Master’s/Ph.D.) and professional (medical/dental/physician assistant) schools as well as advanced clinical certifications.
Two academic degrees for undergraduates are offered: the BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences: Biomedical Science and the BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences: Clinical Science. Both majors emphasize laboratory training through classroom work. The Medical Laboratory Sciences: Biomedical Science major is intended for those students who plan to obtain advanced graduate or medical degrees. Students in this major are encouraged to perform independent study research projects with faculty. The Medical Laboratory Sciences: Clinical Science major is licensure qualifying and is intended for those students who plan to take the New York State (NYS) Education Department licensure exam for clinical laboratory technologists. A license is required to work as a clinical laboratory technologist in NYS. Clinical laboratory technologists perform analytical tests on patient samples and play an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Clinical Science major requires students to perform a departmentally arranged eight-week full time summer internship in a hospital or private diagnostic laboratory. Students in the Clinical Science major may also pursue advanced graduate and medical degrees.
The department offers three graduate programs
BS/MA in Medical Laboratory Sciences/Biological Sciences with Specialization in Biotechnology. The BS/MA is a collaboration between the Departments of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biology and is intended for qualified seniors majoring in medical laboratory sciences.
Advanced Certificate (AC) in Medical Laboratory Technology The AC in Medical Laboratory Technology is a 15-credit, licensure qualifying, accelerated educational pathway that prepares individuals to become clinical laboratory technologists. It is intended for those who have already earned a baccalaureate degree in biological, chemical or physical science with specific prerequisites and serves as an alternative to earning a second BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences: Clinical Science.
Masters in Biomedical Laboratory Management This degree provides working laboratory professionals with the knowledge and skills to enter positions of leadership in clinical/diagnostic, research, biotechnology, public health and pharmaceutical laboratories.
For these graduate programs, please consult the Hunter Colege Graduate catalog at catalog.hunter.cuny.edu/index.php.
Programs and Courses
Programs and Courses in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Administration and Faculty
Brookdale Campus West 700A
(212) 481-4442, 4502
Medical Laboratory Sciences Faculty