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Alumni say dissecting cadavers in undergraduate gave them a head's start

Dissecting cadavers at EMU, as the professor and alumni attest, is a unique and powerfully formative opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Join a growing field in the health care industry. As a clinical laboratory scientist you can assist physicians and other health care professionals to diagnose and treat illnesses and other conditions. If you enjoy hands-on lab work, and testing and experimenting to solve problems this would be a good field for you. You're lab experiences and faculty mentoring will prepare you to be a leader in the field of medical testing and diagnostics.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increasing need for medical and clinical laboratory technicians and technologists between now and 2026.

The above data was drawn from ONet and is intended for informational purposes only.

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Major Requirements (34 SH plus clinical program)

16 SH in biology, including:

  • BIOL 173 Concepts in Biology - 4 
  • BIOL 174 Concepts in Biology Seminar I - 1 
  • BIOL 205 Intro to Microbiology - 3  OR *BIOL 327 Advanced Microbiology - 3 
  • BIOL 240 Molecular and Cellular Biology - 4 
  • BIOL 337 Immunology - 3 
  • Additional BIOL course to reach 16 SH

16 SH in chemistry or biochemistry, including:

  • CHEM 223 General Chemistry I - 4 
  • CHEM 224 General Chemistry II - 4 
  • CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry I - 4  OR BIOCH 152 Human Biochemistry - 2 
  • *CHEM 325 Analytical Chemistry I     OR *CHEM 345 Analytical Chemistry II - 2 
  • Additional CHEM or BIOCH to reach 16 SH

2 SH in statistics

  • STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics OR STAT 220 Inferential Statistics - 2  
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