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Francis Worldwide: Health Science, BHS concentration in Medical Laboratory Science (degree completion)

Medical laboratory science professionals, according to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, are vital healthcare detectives, uncovering information from laboratory analyses that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as in disease monitoring or prevention.

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    Combine science and tech in fulfilling healthcare career

    Medical Lab With the right preparation, your love of chemistry, biology, technology and attention to detail can make you a powerful part of a compassionate medical team. 

    The Bachelor of Health Science Degree with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)  designed for returning adult students allows you to :

    • explore a variety of  career options in the healthcare field and lab environment
    • prepare to take the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) exam required to work in the field
    •  work towards certification in order to advance 
    • apply prior college coursework toward your degree with a generous credit transfer policy
    • gain flexible scheduling with some online courses and in-class courses at our four locations

    • Overview
    • Curriculum
    • Career Outcomes

    The Bachelor of Health Science degree with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Science is a degree completion program designed to provide professional development and career options for Medical Laboratory Technicians. The program requires that students already possess an associate’s degree in medical technician and have lab experience. The Medical Laboratory Science curriculum includes a health science core and a liberal studies core embodying the University’s educational goals of providing knowledge, skills, and values to all students. The majority of classes are offered online except for the key science courses that are offered in class on campus.

    Learning Outcomes


    Major Requirements

    Bachelor of Health Science Degree with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Science
    128 total credits with transferred in for degree completion

    Course Catalog Major Requirements 

    Career Outcomes

    Career Outcomes

    While most of our MLS graduates successfully move on into a medical lab scientist position,
    some obtain supervisory or management positions within a lab or healthcare facility. Companies employing our graduates include Somerset Hospital, Nason Conemaugh, Altoona Regional Medical Center, UPMC, and more!