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
- CHEM 1124Q and 1125Q or CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q; CHEM 2241 or CHEM 2443 and 2444;
- BIOL 1107;
- MATH 1040Q or 1060Q or 1125Q or above;
- STAT 1000Q or 1100Q;
- MCB 2000 and 2610; 2400 or 2410;
- AH 3025 or PNB 2264 and 2265 or 2274 and 2275.
- AH 2001, 3121, 4241;
- DGS 4234, 4235;
- MLSC 3301, 3333, 3365, 4094W, 4301, 4302, 4311, 4312, 4321, 4322, 4341, 4342, 4351, 4352, 4371, 4372, 4500.
Writing in the Major
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.