Medical Laboratory Science, a field of applied biology and chemistry, is appropriate for students primarily interested in the delivery of health services.
Medical Laboratory Scientists, also referred to as clinical laboratory scientists, are the detectives of the healthcare world. Using analytical techniques, they search for clues to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease or injury and to help patients stay healthy.
The course of study is interdisciplinary, drawing heavily upon the resources of both the natural sciences and the health sciences faculties. Once admitted into the program, students spend three academic semesters at the university taking program courses covering the areas of biochemistry, immunology, instrumentation, clinical chemistry, microbiology, blood banking, hematology, coagulation, parasitology, mycology, urinalysis, biomolecular techniques, medical genetics, and management. The last semester of the senior year is spent rotating through hospital laboratories affiliated with the program.
Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, the student will have knowledge to:
The UB BS Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and graduate are eligible for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS). Program outcomes include the percentage of graduates who pass the ASCP BOC and obtain employment as MLS within one year of completing the program. Recent outcomes include:
Our Medical Laboratory Science program has been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for more than 50 years.
Program Accreditation and Outcomes:
The UB BS Medical Laboratory Science program received 5-years continuing accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) in 2019.
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont IL 60018-5119
Our program is compliant with the educational essential requirements that support the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
See the Medical Laboratory Scientist Student Handbook below for a complete description of requirements in the Medical Laboratory Science Program.