About this Program

A minor in medical Technology requires a minimum of 12 semester hours of 300/400-level MLS courses. Students may choose courses from a specific laboratory science discipline (hematology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, and immunohematology) or from several disciplines. All prerequisite courses must be completed. Selection of a plan or program of study must be done in consultation with the program director. Note that completion of the minor does not allow eligibility for the national certification exam as Medical Laboratory Scientist. Clinical Practicum courses are reserved for students accepted to the major

Program Highlights

  • Completion of the minor provides students with theoretical knowledge and student laboratory experience in areas of clinical microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry or blood banking which provide excellent background for future nurses, physician assistants, pathology assistants or physicians.

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Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Medical Equipment Preparers

$37,060 Median Salary

Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

Medical Assistants

$33,580 Median Salary

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

Clinical Research Coordinators

$133,670 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.


What are the requirements to apply for Medical Laboratory Science at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Medical Laboratory Science should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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