Medical Laboratory Science
Welcome Message from the Program Director
On behalf of the faculty and staff in the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program at Eastern Kentucky University, I would like to welcome you to the home page of the department.
To get a quick look and general information about this program, click here.
Do you enjoy solving puzzles and problems? Do you enjoy "hands on" work? Are you intersted in a career in laboratory medicine?
If you do, then excellent jobs and exciting careers are waiting for you. Our department offers an accrediated program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Medical Laboratory Science. Please feel free to browse through the site for information about our program, curriculum, faculty/staff, and career opportunities.
The MLS Program consists of four years of study.
- The first two years (Pre-MLS phase) include your general education courses and supporting courses in chemistry and biological sciences.
- The third year (Upper Division phase) begins your major requirements for MLS, with classes in hematology, clinical chemistry, immunology & serology, body fluid analysis, and microbiology & immunohematology (blood banking).
- The fourth year, the MLS student completes a 20-week practicum rotation ("clinicals") in a hospital laboratory affiliated with the program. Graduates of the program are eligible to take a national certification examination ("boards") for Medical Laboratory Scientist.