UC Blue Ash College

Pre-Medical Laboratory Science


Why study Pre-Medical Laboratory Science?

The AS Pre-Medical Laboratory Science program represents the first two years of the bachelor of science degree offered by UC's College of Allied Health Sciences. Medical laboratory scientists with a bachelor of science degree and professional certification are allied health professionals who participate in patient care by performing laboratory procedures that assist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The analysis performed by medical laboratory scientists may be in the areas of chemistry, microbiology, hematology, immunology, toxicology, and blood banking.  Laboratory scientists perform manual and automated procedures and utilize laboratory information computer systems to analyze and transmit patient data. Medical laboratory scientists are also responsible for the quality control and quality assurance procedures in the laboratory. The education of a medical laboratory scientist combines a curriculum common to most undergraduate majors in the medical field with a clinical program designed to produce individuals who possess a high level of technical proficiency.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a diploma from an accredited high school or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet math and science prerequisites before taking certain courses.

All students entering UCBA, except those with previous college-level math and English, must take the college’s placements tests prior to registering for classes.

More detailed information can be found at the college’s admissions website.

Students who succeed in this field have a love and aptitude for science and strong analytical abilities.

BS medical laboratory scientists obtain employment in a variety of settings. These settings include hospital laboratories, independent laboratories, clinics and physicians' offices, research and development laboratories, public/government health agencies, forensics laboratories, and pharmaceutical companies. Program graduates are generally able to choose from several entry-level technologist positions. Advanced certification is available in each laboratory area for those who choose to pursue a higher level of training. Graduate training in one of the laboratory disciplines will allow individuals to advance to supervisory positions and intermediate level research positions. Regardless of the setting, medical laboratory scientists consistently work in a challenging, fast paced, and collegial environment. Additionally, graduates of the program are well qualified for entry into professional and graduate programs such as medicine and physician’s assistant.

Current and admitted students can locate advisor contact information for pre-medical laboratory science via the UCBA advising website.

A solid foundation to build upon is important to achieving success in medical laboratory science. Students at UC Blue Ash College enjoy small classes and well-qualified faculty as well as the many benefits afforded through study at a university ranked among the nation's top 25 public research institutions.

UC’s Blue Ash campus is conveniently located not far from major interstates. It is easy to find, offers plenty of parking and state-school tuition.

To qualify for an associate of science degree, you must fulfill the requirements of the program from which you expect to graduate and must have at least an overall 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Students must take at least one half of the required course work in a selected program at UCBA to qualify for graduation.

You must complete an application for degree, usually in the term before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor for specific information well in advance of your final term. 

For students outside UC wishing to transfer in:

Information can be found at here.

Students must take at least one half of the required course work in a selected program at UCBA to qualify for graduation..

For current UC students who wish to transfer from one UC program to another:   

  • Fill out an Application for Change in College and Program (sometimes referred to as the "On-Campus Transfer Form"). This form may also be obtained from your current college office.
  • Submit the completed form to the college which offers the program that you want to transition into.

Once you have submitted the form, the faculty and staff of your desired major will evaluate your academic record and communicate with you about the transition process.

Students must take at least one half of the required course work in a selected program at UCBA to qualify for graduation.

International students wishing to apply to UCBA can find information here.

Application Deadlines

UC Blue Ash College operates on a rolling admissions policy. This means  you can begin taking courses at the start of any term, not just fall.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Scott Tremain
9555 Plainfield Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 558-6850

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Program Code: 28ASC-PMLS-AS