Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences

Offered by Metropolitan College in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine, the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences (BLCS) prepares students for jobs and careers in the fields of biotechnology and clinical research. Boston is one of the world’s preeminent biomedical centers; the rapid pace of innovation in these industries and the high demand for trained professionals ensures continual growth, and means a broad range of exciting opportunities at the forefront of life sciences research.

The BLCS combines general undergraduate education with special technical training that prepares students for positions in biomedical or clinical research. Courses are available in basic and more advanced theoretical and practical biomedical scientific areas. Lecture and laboratory courses in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, pathology, Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), and other topics relevant to the biotech and biopharmaceutical industries help prepare students for fulfilling jobs and careers. Students can also choose to concentrate in clinical research courses which prepare them for work in the clinical research field. Undergraduate certificate programs in clinical research and biotechnology are also available.

The time required to earn the degree varies based on individual schedules, transferable credits, and the pace students establish for themselves to complete the program.

The BLCS curriculum consists of 128 credits, to be earned in four distinct components:

  • Distribution requirements (48 credits)
  • Major required courses and major elective courses (56–62 credits)
  • Free electives (8 credits)
  • Externship/clinical research practicum (10–16 credits)

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in communicating and applying the fundamental concepts of molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry.
  • Resourcefulness in researching and evaluating relevant and scientifically sound information from a variety of databases and academic sources.
  • Proficiency in applying essential technical and laboratory math skills to common laboratory procedures.
  • Competence in displaying and interpreting quantitative data.
  • An ability to identify appropriate career and continuing education goals based on self-assessment of academic, technical, and professional skills, and knowledge of opportunities in the biomedical field.

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