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Biology - Medical Laboratory Science, B.Sc.

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Today's competitive, rapidly changing world requires depth and agility in the workplace. To prepare students to meet these challenges. UCO and the College of Mathematics and Science provides students with opportunities for life-changing intellectual experiences that take place both inside and beyond the classroom. We call this "Transformative Learning." Transformative Learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experiences.


For the last year of study, a student must be accepted into one of three available hospital internship programs (St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Comanche County Hospital in Lawton or Valley View Hospital in Ada). Successful completion results in a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology.

Career Opportunities

The Biology - Medical Laboratory Science major from University of Central Oklahoma career opportunities include: 

  • Healthcare: clinical research (e.g., virology, immunology, enzymology), medical devices, equipment
  • Pharmacology: drug properties, interactions, application, development
  • Environmental: testing, air, water, and waste management, regulation
  • Agricultural: crop production, herbicide/pesticide development and application, bio-remediation
  • Food science: preservation, nutrition
  • Cosmeceutical: development and application
  • Forensic: toxicology, DNA analysis, scientific instrumentation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: August 23: In-person enrollment ends
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology for Majors: Principles
  • Biology for Majors: Diversity
  • Cell Biology
  • Cell Biology Laboratory
  • Human Physiology and Lab
  • Microbiology for Majors and Lab
  • Genetics

                            English Language Requirements

                            You only need to take one of these language tests:

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                              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                            Academic Requirements

                            Option 1: Admission Based on Grades From High School 

                            This option is for students who have already graduated, or will soon graduate, from an accredited high school. Student must show a minimum of 2.70 GPA. IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who do not meet the SAT/ACT test requirement will be required to take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) prior to enrollment into classes.  

                            Option 2: Admission Based on SAT or ACT Results 

                            This option is best for students who want admission before completing high school or do not meet the admissions requirements. To be considered for admission, you must obtain SAT: 1030 or higher combined critical reading and mathematics score ACT: 20 or higher composite score

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International

                              216 USD/credit
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                            • National

                              216 USD/credit
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                            Living costs for Edmond

                            • 900 - 1400 USD/month
                              Living Costs

                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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