Medical Laboratory Science


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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, curriculumfaculty/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.
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