Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013
DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
Medical laboratory scientists, also called medical technologists, are highly trained health care professionals who perform hundreds of different types of tests critical to the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disease. Employment opportunities for medical laboratory scientists are expected to increase 10% to 20% over the next eight years. The rapidly growing older population will be one reason for this growth, since older people tend to have more medical problems that will require lab work. New and exciting advancements in technology will also add to a rise in employment in this sector. Although hospitals are expected to continue to be the major employer of clinical laboratory workers, employment is expected also to grow rapidly in medical and diagnostic laboratories, offices of physicians, and all other ambulatory healthcare services. Rush University College of Health Science and the Biology Department at Lewis University have an articulation agreement. This a 3+2 agreement where the students complete three years of course work at Lewis University and two years at Rush University. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.S.) from Lewis University and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Medical Laboratory Science from Rush University.
Rush University College of Health Sciences
Rush is a small private university integrated in Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois that offers more than 30 unique degree or certificate options in medicine, nursing, allied health and biomedical research. Since 1975, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at Rush University has been responsible for education and research in the allied health professions. Rush seeks to provide the growing health care industry with superb health practitioners, managers, researchers and leaders. By integrating patient care, research, scholarship and service, they provide educational programs that rank among the very best in an energetic, academic medical center setting. Rush University is known for its practitioner-teacher model, translational research, nurturing academic environment and focus on community and global health.