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Prospective Students

The Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate level science-based programs that support and advance health professions.

The many academic options in the department enable students to earn a degree that gives them lifelong career opportunities. Faculty teaching undergraduate classes are doctorally prepared in the sciences and have both teaching and research experience. Programs are nationally accredited.

Specifics of the academic programs offered are described in Programs of Study.

Medical Laboratory Science prepares entry-level practitioners in all areas of the medical laboratory, namely clinical chemistry, clinical hematology, clinical immunohematology, clinical immunology/serology, clinical microbiology (bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, virology) and molecular diagnostics. The program is accredited by the national Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Graduates of the program are qualified to sit for the national registry/certification examinations. Graduates are employed in medical, veterinary, and research laboratories and in the biomedical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

For information on the admissions process, please see the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate Admissions.

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell Online Academic Catalog.


Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders

The Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences prepares students to work in biotechnology, biomedical device and pharmaceutical firms, medical and research laboratories, hospitals and public health agencies. Our graduates are in high demand, many receiving multiple job offers. Watch student testimonials in this video.

Meet Our Students

  • Sherry Bhalla

    Medical Laboratory Science

    Eager to promote health and well-being, junior student Sherry Bhalla traveled from India to the U.S. in 2010 to pursue a degree in Medical Laboratory Science at UMass Lowell.

  • Katherine Tucker

    Professor, Nutritional Epidemiology

    Prof. Katherine Tucker has turned her early roots in food and nutrition into a research career. At UMass Lowell, she leads the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, tackling the problems of nutrition in our society head on.

  • Kassie Pavlakos

    Medical Laboratory Sciences

    When the opportunity arose for the Medical Laboratory Sciences major to work hands-on as a lab intern in Weed Hall, Kassie Pavlakos knew it was too good to pass up.