Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Laboratory Medicine
Description: Do you want to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving health care setting and make contributions to patient care? With a Medical Laboratory Science degree, you can become a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT), playing a key role behind the scenes in providing laboratory test results. MLTs require a strong sense of responsibility, a caring and professional attitude, meticulous work habits, and the ability to work in a busy and stressful environment.

This versatile, professional program not only prepares you for certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science but also provides you with a Bachelor of Science degree, which can be the foundation for further opportunities and study.

URL: Medical Laboratory Science at University of Alberta
Length: 4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Statement of Research Interests

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. Academic Requirements: Preprofessional Study Time: minimum ★30 (★= units of course weight). The ★30 required must include: Biology (cell biology) (★3), Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, or Zoology (★3), General Chemistry (★6), Organic Chemistry (★6), English (★6), Statistics (★3), Option from any Faculty (★3). A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required in preprofessional course work. Applicants will be ranked primarily on academic achievement in the required preprofessional courses. Other factors considered in ranking include overall academic achievement (emphasizing recent academic performance), a demonstrated ability to perform well in a consecutive Fall/Winter Term of fulltime study (preferably 30 units), a personal interview, and a letter of intent. Preference will be given to those students who have completed the required ★30 in one academic year.