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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Erie, Pennsylvania

Medical Laboratory Science

  • Inspire Solutions in Disease Treatment and Prevention with a Medical Laboratory Science Degree from Gannon University 

    Medical laboratory science may be the perfect career choice to leverage your passion for science and scientific research. These laboratory professionals provide invaluable services to patient care by performing an array of laboratory tests, confirming the accuracy of test results and reporting the test results to pathologists and other health care providers. Gannon’s medical laboratory science program will take you behind the scenes in disease treatment through a scientific and medical laboratory education.

    • Accelerate your education with a 3+1 curriculum that includes a year-long clinical rotation
    • Build a foundation to pursue advanced graduate studies
    • 100%Students have a 100% pass rate on the national certification test by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Medical Laboratory Science

    • Learn how to collect blood samples and perform a wide variety of laboratory testing on body fluids and tissues.
    • Understand test results and reporting laboratory findings to a pathologist and appropriate physicians.  
    • Gain practical skills with complex electronic equipment, computers and precision instruments used by professionals in the field. 

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    Real-world clinical opportunities prepare you to:

    • Operate sophisticated laboratory equipment including microscopes and cell counters.  
    • Use automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously. • Prepare specimens and perform detailed manual tests.  
    • Log data from medical tests into patients’ medical records.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key medical laboratory science courses including:

    Clinical Chemistry: Understand the chemistry of organic compounds and consider how physiology, metabolism and methodologies of these compounds relate to health and pathologic states. 

    Immunohematology and Blood Banking: Study the principles of red blood cell antigens and their reactivity to antibodies. 

    Immunology and Serology: Examine serologic reactions via agglutination, flocculation, precipitation, and complement fixation to diagnose bacterial, parasitic, rickettsial and viral diseases. 

    Achieve Your Possibilities

    Gannon’s medical laboratory science program provides an array of opportunities where you can: 

    • Develop foundations in the sciences through Gannon’s three-year curriculum and enter a year-long clinical rotation with an accredited hospital-based program. Affiliates include:
      •  Conemaugh School of Medical Technology
      • Saint Vincent Hospital School of Medical Technology
      • UPMC Chautauqua WCA Medical Laboratory Science Program
    • Obtain the knowledge and skills to begin a career as a vital health care team member.  
    • Earn a median annual wage of $52,330, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 12:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.