Medical Laboratory Sciences

College of Health and Human Sciences

Medical laboratory sciences students learn how to perform laboratory procedures that reveal normal and abnormal conditions in the blood, other body fluids, and tissues of patients. Students become adept in the operation and maintenance of sophisticated laboratory equipment, including chemical analyzers and electronic cell counters.

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Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Additional Requirements: Two semesters of college-level chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 and 11600) with grades of C or higher in each OR completion of one semester of chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 or CHM 11600) and one semester of biology (equivalent to BIOL 11000 or BIOL 11100) with a C or higher in each.


Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-8102


The curriculum is structured so that students may study for three years at Purdue and one year at an affiliated school of medical laboratory sciences. This 3+1 program allows students to complete, by the end of their junior year, the coursework required for admission to a hospital-based training program during their senior year. The fourth year offers combined classroom and laboratory studies that provide experience in clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, histology, urinalysis, parasitology, and instrumentation.

Related Career Interests

Healthcare Services

Science and Research