The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences offers majors in Medical Laboratory Science and in Medical Diagnostics, a minor in Medical Diagnostics, as well as an Honors Degree in Medical Laboratory Science and Honors courses.
In accordance with the goals set forth by the University of Delaware and the College of Health Sciences, it is the mission of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences to:
- Provide excellent undergraduate professional education in the Medical Laboratory Sciences,
- Contribute to the health sciences body of knowledge through basic and clinical research, and
- Function as an expert resource within the University community and the mid-Atlantic region regarding all issues related to Medical Laboratory Sciences.
Medical Laboratory Science (Biomedical Sciences) is related to the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of disease through the understanding, application, and performance of clinical laboratory analyses. This major prepares students for national certification as medical laboratory scientists through the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC).
The curriculum is a four-year undergraduate, professional program, accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The major prepares students for career entry into the medical laboratory profession. In addition to working as clinical professionals, UD medical laboratory science graduates are doing research and development, sales, and technical consulting. Other professional career paths include medicine and physician assistant.
Currently, more than 50 percent of the medical laboratory scientists employed in Delaware’s medical laboratories are graduates of UD’s program, the only four-year program in the state.
Medical Diagnostics is a clinical-oriented science program that incorporates the basic science courses required for admission to medical school with medical-related courses that impact on the diagnosis and therapy of disease.
The curriculum is a four-year undergraduate program of study that provides a solid theoretical foundation for further study in the healthcare-related professions preparing students who plan to pursue post-graduate study in health-related areas immediately upon graduation. Medical Diagnostics is designed for those with an interest in healthcare including careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, and physician assistant.
MEDT200 Language of Medicine is offered online this summer!
Exciting News - Course offerings this fall include:
- MEDT 160 Infection: Sex, Food and Sneezing
- MEDT 200 Language of Medicine
- MEDT 220 Forensic Science
- MEDT 230 Forensic Pathology
- MEDT 301 Introductory Nanomedicine