Department of Medical Laboratory Science
Welcome to the Department of Medical Laboratory Science
Our department offers accredited program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS).
The MLS program consists of four years of study. First two years (Pre-clinical study) include general education and supporting courses in chemistry and biological sciences. The third year of study constitutes the “upper division phase” of the program and includes specific courses in clinical laboratory science, such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunology and serology, body fluid analysis, microbiology and immunohematology (blood banking). During the fourth (senior) year, the student completes a 20-week clinical rotation in a hospital laboratory affiliated with the EKU program. Graduates of the program are eligible to take a national certification examination for clinical or medical laboratory scientist.