Students in the Medical Laboratory Science (formerly Medical Technology) option are eligible to apply for scholarships from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS) and the state Clinical Laboratory Managers Association (CLMA) chapter. Students in our major have been awarded both national and state scholarships
Students are assigned a faculty advisor when they are admitted to the program. Faculty maintain three posted office hours/week for student advising. During registration for classes each semester, faculty maintain five posted office hours/week. Students make appointments during these times to review their academic progress and select the correct courses in their program of study. Students can also visit their course professors for help during these posted hours. Advising during the Fall semester is during the first two weeks in November. For the Spring semester, advising is during the first two weeks in April.
Applying for Graduation
Students who plan to graduate must fill out a Program of Studies form the semester before their intended graduation. This form documents the successful completion of their general education courses, the courses in their major, elective courses, and courses for a minor if they choose to have one. These forms must be filled out by the student, reviewed and signed by their faculty advisor and submitted to the Department Chairperson for approval. They are then forwarded to the Dean of their college for further review.
Four awards are given to Clinical Laboratory Sciences graduating seniors.
- The Dean's Award is given to the senior with the highest GPA in this major.
- The Clinical Practitioner's Award is given to the Senior with the highest clinical practice score in all areas of the medical laboratory as determined by the Clinical Faculty.
- The Joseph P. Farina Professional Development award is given to the senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service during their undergraduate career.
- A Research Award is given to the senior who has performed outstanding scholarly research with a mentoring faculty member, which is presented at the University's Student Research Symposium.