Medical Laboratory Science

College of Health Sciences
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Degree Options

B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science

Who Would be Interested in Medical Laboratory Science?

Students who:

  • Have a strong interest in science
  • Like to work independently
  • Want a health career with minimal patient contact
  • Want a good starting salary with benefits

Why Medical Laboratory Science?

Degree Benefits

  • The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program is a NACCLS accredited program.
  • Students in the MLS program have a graduation rate of 96% and an 86% employment rate.
  • Students in the MLS programs have a clinical practicum (rotation) in an area hospital at the end of their campus courses that helps to make each student "job ready" after graduation.

Learn from the Best

  • MLS instructors are readily available by email, phone or office for questions or problems and are concerned about the success of their students.
  • Faculty have many years of clinical experience working as laboratory professionals in the various specialties of the clinical laboratory in hospitals.
  • Faculty share more than 50 years of teaching excellence with the MLS programs and provide a nurturing environment for students.
  • Faculty are actively involved in professional organizations and continuing education to keep abreast of the laboratory profession.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

  • For MLS, there is a formal application period during which students who have met the requirements of passing all supporting science courses and having a GPA of 2.5 are considered by committee for entry into the MLS program.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

Graduates of the MLS program can be found working in a variety of areas, including:

  • Hospital, clinic and reference laboratories
  • Sales representatives in laboratory industries
  • Veterinary and forensic laboratories
  • Colleges and universities

How Do I Get More Information?
Call (859) 622-3078

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

The MLS program does not offer specific scholarship opportunities.