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University Transfer

Bachelor of Science - Medical Laboratory Transfer Routes

CAMPUS:Lloydminster Campus
ACCREDITATION:Credits Towards a Degree
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

  • Minimum overall GPA to apply is 2.7. The competitive GPA was 3.49 for 2017-18.
  • You must submit a letter of intent as part of the application process. It is due by April 1. You are also encouraged to tour a clinical lab, speak to lab staff and investigate the career.
  • Short-listed applicants will be contacted for a mandatory multiple-mini interview in May.
  • There are medical testing and immunization requirements.
  • An admission condition is that you must have a clear Police Information Check (PIC)
  • You must attend a mandatory orientation before the first term starts
  • Your third year is a 38 weeks of practical hospital training in Edmonton.
  • Students may write Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory certification examinations.

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:
  • 6 credits in English – ENGL 112
  • 6 credits in organic chemistry –CHEM 161 (perquisite is CHEM 30)
  • 6 credits in general chemistry – CHEM 101/102
  • 3 credits in biology, genetics, microbiology or zoology - BIOL 107 or 108
  • 3 credits in statistics – STAT 151
  • 3 elective credits in any discipline – discuss your options with the UT academic advisor
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:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Geological sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Physics and engineering physics
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.

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
Note: Completion of university transfer courses does not guarantee you admission to degree programs at universities.
  • 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.
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– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree