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Degree Details

(511005) Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

Program Type:
Mission: Louisiana State University at Alexandria provides an affordable baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory science in a robust academic environment that prepares quality graduates who will possess the knowledge, competency and skills necessary to become a successful medical laboratory scientist. The program prepares graduates to meet the healthcare needs of laboratory medicine both locally and nationally. 


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Licensed Medical Laboratory Technicians  working in the field who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science may elect to enroll in the MLT/CLT to MLS program. The goals of the program are to facilitate educational mobility from the Medical Laboratory Technician at the associate degree level to the Medical Laboratory Scientist at the bachelor degree level, and to equip students with the knowledge and skills that will make them eligible for employment as Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS). Twenty-six hours of credit will be awarded to students who are graduates of an associate degree program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), who hold certification as an MLT/CLT, through ASCP (BOC) or equivalent.

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Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science are presented below:

  1. Graduates will demonstrate cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of the entry-level medical laboratory scientist.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate technical skills and delivery of reliable results with assurance and confidence in performing laboratory tasks.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate appropriate professional communication skills, attitudes, and ethics required of medical laboratory scientists.
  4. Graduates will integrate the role and services of medical laboratory scientists with the roles and services of other health care professionals in the delivery of patient care to the consumer/public.
  5. Graduates will recognize that continuing education is necessary for maintenance, certification, and recertification as health care professionals.
  6. Graduates will be academically prepared to apply and seek national certification by examination through a recognized agency.


The Department of Allied Health is currently seeking accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).

Contact Information:

  • 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
  • ph: 773.714.8880
  • fx: 773.714.8886

LSUA is regionally accredited through SACSOC.

Degree Requirements

  1. Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to bachelor degrees as specified on our Academic Requirements site.
  2. Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses required by the curriculum clinical site.
  3. Students must take at least 39 hours at the 3000 level or above and at least 17 hours at the 4000 level.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for admission to LSUA our Applying for Admissions ,entry into the Medical Laboratory Science program requires that the applicants meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must be unconditionally admitted to the university and declare Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) as their major. 
  2. Students must have attained an overall college grade point average of at least 2.5 (beginning Fall 2018). 
  3. Students must have completed with a grade of “C” or higher all courses listed under the General Education Requirements and Additional Requirements sections of the MLSC curriculum. 
  4. Students must be working MLT/CLT.
  5. Students must be graduates of an MLT/CLT associate degree program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).
  6. Students must hold certification as an MLT(ASCP), CLT(NCA) or equivalent.
  7. Students must not be concurrently enrolled in a medical lab science program at another university.
  8. Students must have two years of work experience as an MLT/CLT generalist (or will have two years of generalist experience at the point they sit for the ASCP-BOC or equivalent certification examination).

Progression Requirements

These following progression criteria apply to the student’s progress prior to and after enrollment in the MLT/CLT to MLS program:

  1. Student must earn a grade of “C” or higher in each course required by the curriculum.
  2. Student must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 2.0.

Note: Students may be dismissed from the program if their clinical performance is unsatisfactory and/or if they fail on a second attempt to complete a MLSC course with a “C” or higher. If a student is not enrolled in a MLSC course for a semester, application for readmission to the MLS program is required.

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