Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program
Around the clock each day medical laboratory scientists, also called clinical laboratory scientists, provide vital information to physicians. They do so by performing a variety of laboratory procedures which range from identifying microorganisms to providing blood in emergency transfusions. These professionals are trained in clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, blood banking and laboratory management. They play a critical role in the generation and management of the accurate test results required by clinicians in order to be able to provide patients with high-quality healthcare.
If you have keen investigative instincts, a strong ability in science, a desire to help others and enjoy the challenge of solving problems quickly and accurately, you should consider a career in the medical laboratory sciences.The medical laboratory science profession integrates and applies concepts of biology, chemistry and medicine,providing bothcareer flexibility and job security. Opportunities for advancement include management, teaching, marketing and research positions. Additionally, the B.S. degree in medical and research technology is an excellent background for those who plan to obtain advanced professional degrees in the biomedical sciences or related medical careers.
Students who successfully complete the academic and clinical requirements for the MLS program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC).