The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science ( BS MLS) is an online program that enables students who have completed their AAS in MLT to pursue a Bachelor’s degree, often while working full time in the clinical laboratory. Applications are accepted from all over the country from graduates of NAACLS accredited MLT programs. Medical Laboratory Scientists perform specialized tests in areas such as flow cytometry, blood bank analysis, serology, immunology, clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics and parasitology. Most MLSs are employed in hospital laboratories, physician’s offices, state and federal health agencies and the armed forces. Upon successful completion, students are eligible for national certification through ASCP as an MLS. BS MLS graduates are also well prepared for graduate programs such as Medicine, Physical Therapy and Forensics.
Linked Program with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (SWVCTC) MLT Program
Marshall University currently offers a linked program with SWVCTC’s Associate Degree in MLT for students wishing to continue to the BS in MLS program. Students wishing to pursue this route should contact the program directors of both programs for specific instructions and advising