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The Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS): Biomedical Science major prepares students for careers in biomedical laboratories and other health-related professions. The MLS curriculum builds upon the basic science courses required to enter the program. Courses in the major fall into the following categories:
1. fundamental lab skills
2. clinical subspecialties
3. advanced biomedical courses
Emphasis is placed on problem solving and development of laboratory strategies, in addition to theoretical knowledge and practical skills in each of the disciplines in the curriculum. The Biomedical Science major is appropriate for students seeking graduate education in biomedical or health-related fields. This major does not meet the requirements for NY State licensure of clinical laboratory technologists. For the licensure-qualifying program, please see the Medical Laboratory Sciences: Clinical Science BS major.
The academic demands of MLS courses often require students to carry lighter credit loads than they are accustomed to. Part-time attendance and some evening classes are mechanisms for assisting students to complete the challenging curriculum. See course descriptions and the MLS Web site for more detail.