Diagnostic, Laboratory, and Therapeutic Sciences

 I am pleased to welcome you to the Diagnostic, Laboratory and Therapy Sciences department. We are excited to offer exciting degrees in the following medical professional fields

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (A.A.S.)
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.S.)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (A.A.S.)
  • Nuclear Medicine (B.S.)
  • Radiography (A.A.S.)
  • Respiratory Care (A.A.S)
  • Respiratory Care Completion Program (B.S.)

The Laboratory and Therapy programs are led by exceptional credentialed faculty. These programs offer a bachelor degree option for advanced educational opportunities. The Clinical Lab and Respiratory programs offer both state-of-the-art simulation and direct experiential learning. It’s estimated that there will be about 9000 jobs in clinical laboratories each year for the next ten years, and about 4000 – 5000 graduates to take up those jobs. Salaries are increasing, and opportunities are boundless. Respiratory jobs are also in high demand and are a very rewarding career choice.

The Imaging and Diagnostic programs are taught by dedicated credentialed faculty. Once a student is accepted into the professional sequence of the program, the student spends several semesters on campus in our state of the art laboratory facilities. The imaging programs have a Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) that allows students to share digital images and studies for a truly collaborative learning experience.  Each program offers an internship experience at one of our high-quality healthcare partner facilities.  Imaging fields are enjoying an expected higher than average job growth rate from 2016- 2026. *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition to the associate degree programs, Ferris offers bachelor degree options in Allied Health Sciences and Healthcare Systems Administration for students wishing to pair their skill degree with healthcare management. 

Whether you are looking for direct patient contact or a highly advanced behind the scenes career we have just the program for you. We look forward to welcoming you to the Ferris State University family. Thank you for your interest in the Diagnostic, Laboratory, and Therapy Sciences.
Michelle Weemaes MS, RDMS, RVT
Faculty Chair, Diagnostic, Laboratory, and Therapy Sciences