University Studies

The following is a list of universities across Canada that offer programs through which biomedical laboratory technologists can complete a Bachelor’s degree:

  1. University of British Columbia
  2. Program: Bachelors of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc)
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine

    Address: University of British Columbia
    2329 West Mall
    Vancouver, BC
    V6T 1Z4

  3. University of Alberta
  4. Program: BSc in Medical Laboratory Science
    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
    Post-RT / post diploma / degree completion
    Advanced credit: 45 credits for CSMLS general certification
    76 credits to complete (16 credits can be done elsewhere)
    full or part time

    Address: University of Alberta
    Medical Laboratory Science
    B117 Clinical Sciences Bldg.
    Edmonton, Alberta
    T6G 2G3

  5. Athabasca University
  6. Program: Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma)
    Human Science major
    Center for Science
    Advanced credit: 60 credits for diploma in medical laboratory technology
    60 credits to complete through distance education (internet)

    Address: Athabasca University
    1 University Drive
    Athabasca, AB
    T9S 3A3

  7. Memorial University
  8. Program: Bachelor of Technology
    Marine Institute (Fisheries and Marine Institute)
    39 credits to complete (12 courses plus a project report)
    full time: 1 year
    focus on management skills
    (basic management, societal context and research analysis)
    can be completed fully by distance delivery (internet)

    Address: Marine Institute
    Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University
    P.O. Box 4920
    St. John’s, Newfoundland
    A1C 5R3

  9. University of Windsor
  10. Program: Bachelor of Science (General Science) (BSc degree)
    Degree completion
    Flexible Learning and Distance Education
    Faculty of Science
    30 credits to complete (with a diploma in medical laboratory technology)
    can be completed through distance education (internet)

    Address: Faculty of Science
    519-253-300, ext. 3009

  11. University of Ottawa Institute of Technology
  12. Program:Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Science
    Faculty of Health Sciences
    Four years full time
    Pathways Diploma-to-Degree: advanced credit with minimum 70%

    Address: Office of the Registrar – Admissions
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology
    2000 Simcoe Street North
    Oshawa, Ontario
    L1H 7K4

  13. Dalhousie University
  14. Program: Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc)
    Post diploma program
    School of Health Sciences
    QE II and Dalhousie partnership
    60 credits to complete (2 years full time)

    Address: QE II / Dalhousie School of Health Sciences
    QE II Health Sciences Center, 6th Florr, Bethune Building
    1278 Tower Road
    Halifax, NS
    B3H 2Y9
    Phone: 1-800-370-4421

  15. University of New Brunswick
  16. Program: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS)
    Faculty of Science (Fredericton)
    In conjunction with New Brunswick Community College (Saint John)
    Enrolment is limited; by permission of the Dean of Science or Program Coordinator
    84 credits to complete (2 years) with completion of MLT program at NBCC-SJ

    Address: Medical Laboratory Science
    Faculty of Science
    University of New Brunswick
    P.O. Box 4400
    Fredericton, NB
    E3B 5A3

  17. Griffith University, Australia
  18. Program: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
    160 credits awarded with Dawson diploma
    To complete: 4 semesters
    Semester of entry: February
    Possibility of some scholarships

    Contact: GlobaLinks Learning Abroad
    1-800-980-0033 or In Montreal: Chad DuMond

There are no degree completion programs in Quebec. There are, however, programs available that may be of interest to people with a biomedical laboratory technology diploma:

  1. Université du Québec à Trois Rivières
    • NEW: Bachelors in Medical Biology: Graduates of Biomedical Laboratory Technology can receive up to 24 advanced credits.
    • Short certificate program in Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology: This program can be used as 30 credits toward a bachelor’s degree in medical biology. Admission: DEC in Biomedical Laboratory Technology required
  2. Université de Montréal
  3. Two Bachelor’s programs:

    • Baccalauréat en sciences biologiques
    • Baccalauréat en sciences biomédicales.

    DEC graduates in Biomedical Laboratory Technology can be accepted into the Baccalauréat en sciences biologiques program. Advanced credit is given for some courses as well.

  4. Concordia University
  5. The Faculty of Biology offers degrees in cell and molecular biology as well as many other related disciplines.
    Admission: DEC in Science (additional Math, Physics and Chemistry courses may be required for graduates with a DEC in Biomedical Laboratory Technology)

    Science Foundations (Certificate program): non-degree program for students who wish to develop the necessary background for further study in undergraduate degree programs in Science. 30 credits

  6. McGill University
  7. Degrees in many related science disciplines in the Faculty of Science.
    Admission: DEC in Science (additional Math, Physics and Chemistry courses may be required for graduates with a DEC in Biomedical Laboratory Technology)

Updated: March 2013

Last Modified: February 9, 2017