The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program prepares graduates to analyze clinical specimens through the use of specialized skills and sophisticated instrumentation.
Information from the analysis of specimens provides data critical for patient diagnosis, treatment, prognosis or disease prevention. Medical laboratory scientists work in hospitals, forensics, public health, industrial/research laboratories, physician offices and blood banks.
The purpose of the Medical Laboratory Science program is to provide the community with cognizant and adept scientists capable of competing and excelling in today’s progressive job market. Graduates of this program will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful in the MLS profession and will be eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Medical Laboratory Science Options
In addition to the Traditional Medical Laboratory Science program option, FranU also offers a certificate in Clinical Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science as an option for post-Bachelor degree applicants who have an interest specific to clinical microbiology and meet designated requirements. Learn more about your options.
This scholarship is designed to support outstanding MLS students at FranU who are entering the clinical training portion of their education.
A new cohort of MLS students are admitted to the program each summer. The prerequisite general education requirements provide a necessary academic foundation. The applicant’s performance in such prerequisite coursework is an indicator of the applicant’s potential for success within the clinical program.
Priority is given to applicants who have completed the prerequisite coursework at a level that indicates their potential for success in the program and who have provided evidence of understanding the demands of the profession. The academic coursework within the clinical program itself is very demanding.
Students accepted into the program must pass a criminal background check and drug screen in order to meet clinical agency requirements, and final program acceptance is contingent upon background check/drug screen results. Information on the procedure for completing the criminal background check is in the student health packet distributed by the Office of Health and Campus Safety.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for program admission. For further details regarding admissions materials and requirements, visit the Admissions page.
The goals of the Medical Laboratory Science degree program are to:
Upon completion of the Medical Laboratory Science program, students will be able to:
By enrolling in the Medical Laboratory Science degree program at FranU, you’ll be supported from classroom to career and gain hands-on experience in your field through both clinical and laboratory learning experiences.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Questions about accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 or call 773-714-8880).