Young Scholar Program FAQs

What are the benefits of the Young Scholar Program?

This program gives you the opportunity to work in a simulated clinical laboratory setting under the guidance of certified professionals. By successfully completing the Young Scholar Program, you will earn 1 college credit that will be applied directly to your Marquette transcript.

Parents of participating students are invited to attend a one-hour seminar at the beginning of the program that will explain diagnostic medicine and the role of the clinical laboratory scientist in the health care arena.

How do I know the Young Scholar Program is for me?

  • Are you a high school junior or senior?
  • Are you interested in science?
  • Are you considering a career in laboratory medicine?
  • Do you want to earn college credit while still in high school?

If you answered yes to these questions, you belong in Marquette's Young Scholar Program.

When is the Young Scholar Program offered?

The Young Scholar Program at Marquette University is offered in the fall semester only. Contact our office for current course offerings at (414) 288-7566 or at

Who teaches the Young Scholar Program?

The Marquette University CLS faculty instructs both the lectures and laboratory exercises. 

Clinical laboratory science students and Marquette University alumni assist in the laboratory exercises.

Where is the program held?

The Young Scholar Program is taught by clinical laboratory science faculty utilizing the department's teaching laboratories, housed in the Walter Schroeder Health Science and Education Complex. These laboratories, designed to simulate the hospital laboratory, include approximately 3,400 square feet of space, which is wheelchair accessible.

The department follows OSHA guidelines in implementing safety regulations for students, further simulating the clinical laboratory.