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Explore a Hybrid BS in Medical Laboratory Science Major

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Medical Laboratory Science program at Saint Louis University is now available in a new, accelerated hybrid format, affording you the convenience of taking some courses in your medical laboratory science (MLS) program online, coupled with the practicality of hands-on, in-person labs. The in-seat MLS program at SLU was one of the first programs in the country and has been accredited for more than 90 years. With a growing request for medical lab scientists across the country, this program extends the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in this competitive field.

SLU’s medical laboratory science degree will equip you with the hands-on skills and knowledge you need to become a successful medical laboratory scientist. MLS graduates can step into a rewarding and in-demand career immediately after graduation. Graduates of this MLS degree are prepared to take a national certification exam, qualifying them for diverse roles within laboratory science.

Choose SLU for Your Medical Lab Science Major

Completing a medical lab science program is only the first component in a career in laboratory sciences and the wider field of health care. Saint Louis University provides courses that not only inform but also engage you in critical thinking. The medical laboratory science program is designed to instill you with a sense of respect for human life and challenge you to maintain high levels of ethics that adhere to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) Professional Code of Ethics. Medical lab science majors who graduate from SLU gain the technical skills they need for vocational success while fulfilling the University’s mission of “Higher purpose. Greater good.”

Benefits of SLU’s 16-month Medical Laboratory Science Program

Our medical lab science majors are offered more than just a high-quality education. There are many aspects of our program that are designed to educate you efficiently and set you up for success as an MLS professional, including:

  • No waitlist: Begin working with an advisor to build your MLS plan right away
  • Small class sizes for increased engagement with instructors
  • Guaranteed placement in clinical practicum training sites
  • Unique hybrid program offers a blended learning approach through convenient online and in-person courses
  • Rigorous MLS program online didactic courses paired with hybrid labs for a well-rounded education
  • A 16-week practicum in a laboratory setting organized by the program
  • Courses that promote whole-person health and development

SLU’s Mission and Core Values

Saint Louis University believes in educating the whole person and treating others with compassion. SLU’s medical laboratory science program reflects this deep-rooted value, helping students to develop skills that can be directly applied to assisting others. SLU’s Jesuit tradition and mission statement ground the University’s commitment to a quality education that promotes academic and personal growth. A degree from SLU is not solely about becoming career-ready – it’s about empowering students to make an impact in their careers, spheres of influence and beyond. 

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