The College of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares diverse healthcare professionals who are collaborative providers and leaders in the delivery of high quality, accessible, culturally-competent and compassionate care.

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences


The mission of this program is to provide the educational experiences necessary to prepare students to attain these expected outcomes. This curriculum satisfies the requirements adopted by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education which sets educational standards to ensure that these expected outcomes can be met. This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

The MLS program incorporates didactic and clinical education to provide students an opportunity to develop multiple professional skills necessary for effective service in an atmosphere of inquiry and innovation. Medical Laboratory Scientists perform many routine and specialized tests in clinical, research or industrial laboratories to provide diagnostic data supporting health care, quality control and product development. Medical Laboratory Scientists may have a variety of responsibilities including implementing and performing tests, supervising, teaching and consulting. Therefore, graduates must have the capability and resourcefulness to assume responsibility and accountability for accurate test results, and to provide knowledgeable supervision, education and consultation.

The program provides laboratory-oriented educational opportunities, with theoretical knowledge and clinical experience in clinical chemistry, hematology/hemostasis, immunohematology, immunology and microbiology (including molecular diagnostics). The program also emphasizes principles of quality assurance, laboratory management, educational methodologies, laboratory safety, research and computer applications.

Upon completion of this program, students earn a Bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Science. Completion of an accredited program is required for graduates to be eligible for national certification. National certification, in turn, is necessary to work in many of the clinical settings described above.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Plan of Study
MLS Application for Admission
Student Handbook - Class Beginning Fall 2017
Student Handbook - Class Beginning Fall 2018
Student Handbook - Class Beginning Fall 2019
Student Handbook - Class Beginning Fall 2020

Program Outcome Measures

Medical and Clinical Health Sciences Advising Policy - Updated Nov 2018

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