Medical Laboratory Sciences Program

The Medical Laboratory Sciences Program trains students to enter the fast paced world of the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)/Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS). This career encompasses clinical testing in the fields of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, urinalysis, and blood banking. With the significant advances in medical research, health care has become increasingly dependent on a growing number of complex laboratory tests and procedures to diagnose and treat diseases. The MLS/CLS student becomes an important member of the health care team who is responsible for providing this essential service.

The MLS/CLS profession requires a broad general science background and specialized laboratory education to become proficient in the performance of laboratory procedures. After graduation, our students are able to choose from a variety of career paths ranging from management to clinical bench work in a hospital or research laboratory. They are responsible for the quality and accuracy of these lab results, providing critical information for diagnosis and treatment of patients. Our trained professionals find challenging opportunities for employment in hospitals and independent laboratories, physicians’ offices, clinics, research, industry, and educational institutions.