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Your Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Degree at Bellarmine

Begin your path toward a rewarding healthcare career with the Bachelor of Health Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) degree at Bellarmine University. Benefit from a top-notch education as you gain industry-specific skills for a role as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (also known as Clinical Laboratory Scientist). Not only will an MLS degree from Bellarmine equip you to serve as a healthcare professional; it will also provide opportunities for continued growth in the field of laboratory science.

Why Earn Your Undergrad MLS Degree

An undergraduate MLS degree at Bellarmine prepares students to apply technical and medical knowledge to help patients via laboratory testing and analysis. Students may apply for this program after earning an associate or bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 51 transfer credits. Most Medical Laboratory Scientists (formerly known as Medical Technologists or Clinical Laboratory Scientists) work in hospital laboratories; however, it also lays the groundwork for students to continue on to graduate or professional school, if desired.

The highlights of a Medical Laboratory Science degree include:

  • Diverse employment opportunities
  • Extensive medical laboratory instruction and coursework
  • Analytical skills to identify disease-causing bacteria and viruses and evaluate physiological functions
  • Hands-on learning through clinical placements
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Gain Online and In-Person Training

Bellarmine’s new hybrid MLS degree is designed to give students maximum flexibility in their education while providing opportunities for hands-on learning. This format provides students with a convenient online schedule for the majority of the program, along with in-person labs for added support. Students benefit from the flexibility of online courses without losing the direct guidance of a traditional program. Toward the end of the program, students participate in an on-site clinical internship to learn from healthcare professionals in an actual laboratory setting.

Learn more about our Medical Laboratory Science program and how you can partake in a rewarding service-oriented career path.

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We are an inclusive Catholic university that educates students—mind, body, and spirit—for meaningful lives, rewarding careers, ethical leadership, and service to improve the human condition.