Bachelor of Science - Medical Laboratory Transfer Route
|University of Alberta|
The University of Alberta offers a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.
You must complete one year of pre-professional studies before applying to the program. You can take that year at Lakeland, followed by 3 years at the U of A.
You Need to Know
Courses you may Complete at Lakeland
You need 30 transferrable credits. Preference is given to students who take all the credits in one academic year.
Pre-professional requirements with Lakeland courses:
Check out the master course list for course descriptions.
|University of Saskatchewan|
|At the U of S, you’ll choose one of 6 departments to complete your degree. Those options are:
How many courses you take at Lakeland depends on your major and minor. Because Lakeland offers more biology and chemistry courses, those subjects work best for staying at Lakeland for 2 years.
Check out the BSc at the U of S Arts and Sciences program page. Scroll to the majors options tab and then choose science to see your options.
Not recommended routes
While there are many, many options from where you go from Lakeland to complete a science degree, there are exceptions.
This is because there are some very specific courses for these science-related programs, so you can’t transfer a full year of credits.
These are the programs we recommend you not start at Lakeland, and why they aren’t popular transfer routes from here. For all 3 of these exceptions, you wouldn’t receive credit for a full year of courses and would need 5 years to complete your degree.
- Engineering: Technically you could take a full 1st year and then apply to an engineering school, but the reality is that you likely won’t get transfer credits for a full year. This means you would likely take at least 5 years to earn your degree. Combine this with the competitive admission, and engineering isn’t a good fit.
- Kinesiology: Requirements vary so widely between universities for kinesiology, or physical education degrees. Lakeland does have some of the core courses, but doesn’t offer enough physical education courses. Again, this means taking at least another year to complete your degree.
- Nursing: With the exception of the U of S, where we have a pre-professional year at Lakeland, most nursing programs are direct entry. This is because most have courses such as psychology for nurses and not just a psychology course. While transfers may be possible, you likely wouldn’t receive credit for a full year.
- You must also meet all the admission requirements of the degree-granting institution. This may include appropriate high school courses and averages.
- Admission is competitive. There may be quotas for number of students admitted to the degree program at the receiving institution.
- Some receiving institutions specify a minimum grade for transfer credit.
- If you change a program or receiving institution, be aware that there may not be room in the new program.