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A Message from the Chair

Michele Parent

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Delaware has a rich history of academic excellence that spans seven decades. We are at the forefront of innovative teaching as well as research, offering challenging and exciting undergraduate programs in Medical Laboratory Science,  Medical Diagnostics, and Medical Diagnostics–Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration, with all majors culminating in the awarding of the bachelor of sciences degree. Additional Department offerings include a Minor in Forensic Science, a Minor in Medical Diagnostics, and a Certificate Program in Molecular Diagnostics. Lastly, advanced career options, such as the graduate PhD program in Medical Sciences administered by the College of Health Sciences, are also available.

Students pursuing the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) major acquire the medical knowledge and clinical laboratory technical skills that facilitate the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment regimens of disease. Students find themselves very well prepared to pass the national certification examination and to join the workforce. The majority of MLS graduates are employed in the laboratories of hospitals, private companies, or public health agencies. The Medical Diagnostics (MDD) and MDD Pre-PA major, however, are clinically oriented basic science programs that educate students in the principles of laboratory testing in light of disease prevention, diagnosis, and potential therapy. These graduates may advance their education in the areas of medicine, dentistry, optometry, clinical research, and forensics as well as post-baccalaureate studies in other health-related areas. Outstanding students are nominated for departmental scholarships as well as being eligible for honors awards.

Michelle A. Parent
Interim Chair
Medical Laboratory Sciences
305 Willard Hall Education Building
mparent@udel.edu


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