Medical Laboratory Sciences

Course descriptions

Medical Laboratory Scientists apply biological and chemical principles to perform, interpret, and correlate laboratory analyses on body fluids and tissues. Medical Laboratory Scientists are responsible for selecting appropriate methods and implementing quality assurance for tests designed to promote health and prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.

The Medical Laboratory Sciences major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. The MLS Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemount, IL 60018-5119, phone (773) 714-8880. Graduates are eligible for the National Board of Certification examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) immediately upon graduation.


The course requirements listed below may also be used to satisfy the University’s General Education requirements

Mathematics and Science Courses

Professional Courses

Writing in the Major

MLSC 4094W

Information Literacy

Competency will be met through successful completion of program major courses.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Certificate Program

The Medical Laboratory Sciences Certificate Program is open to individuals with a baccalaureate degree in the biological or natural sciences and who meet the specific course prerequisites and academic standards. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the National Board of Certification Examination administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Prospective students are advised to contact the Department of Allied Health Sciences (860-486-2834) for program information and admission requirements.

For information about admission, supplemental academic standards, and clinical placement requirements, see Allied Health Sciences Professional Majors.

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