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 as well as graduates of MLT military training 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 MLT Programs
Marshall University currently offers linked programs with Bridge Valley CTC and SWVCTC’s Associate Degree in MLT programs for students wishing to continue to the BS in MLS program. Students from these programs wishing to pursue this route should contact the program directors of both programs for specific instructions and advising