Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (3+1 Track)

 The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practical skills required for the entry-level practice as a medical laboratory scientist (MLS). MLS performs routine laboratory procedures in hematology, parasitology, microbiology, immunology and serology, immunohematology, chemistry, and urinalysis. The program prepares students to successfully pass a national certification exam and once completed, may apply for positions within hospitals, clinics, industry, labs, research, quality assurance, quality control, laboratory management, laboratory consulting, and academia. A degree in Medical Laboratory Science benefits students wanting to apply to Medical School, Pathologist’s Assistant(PA), Doctoral in Clinical Lab Science DCLS, or other professional program. 

About the Program Requirements Learning Outcomes
About the Program

Requirements
Learning Outcomes

About the Program

Department: Allied Health

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (3+1 Track)

Credits for Degree: 120

Student Organizations
  • Gamma Lambda Tau

Possible Careers

  • Medical laboratory Scientist 
  • Immunologist, Hematologist, Biochemist, Microbiologist, Immunohematologist
  • Crime laboratory
  • Environmental health
  • Cancer research
  • Medical Administration, Lab manager, Lab director
  • Academia- faculty, program director, professor
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Department Director
  • Infection Control Department
  • Risk Management (at hospitals, clinics, industry)
  • Blood Transfusion Centers
  • Molecular Biology laboratories
  • Laboratory Consulting Firms
  • Public Health Laboratories
  • Forensics laboratories
  • NASA research laboratories
  • CDC
  • International Consulting
  • Industry, Pharmaceutical, and Publishing companies

Similar Programs

Additional Resources

Visit LSUA Apply for Admission Support & Advising