Medical Laboratory Science
How we shine...
Studies estimate the U.S. will need between 50,000-100,000 laboratory professionals over the next 10-15 years
100% of our graduates are employed within three months of graduation or are enrolled in graduate programs
Who to contact in Medical Laboratory Science
Debbie Wisenor, MLS (ASCP),
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College of Health Sciences
Medical Laboratory Science
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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About Medical Laboratory Science...The Medical Laboratory Science Department administers the MLS program under the auspices of ULM's College of Health Sciences. The program is a minimum four-year curriculum, which includes a solid foundation in basic sciences, a broad background in clinical laboratory science with several specialized courses, and sufficient non-science courses to provide you with a well-rounded education.
What you can do with this degree:Educator, Forensic Lab Scientist, Infection Control and Surveillance Specialist, Medical Research Scientist
What careers have our graduates pursued?Hospital Laboratories, Independent Laboratories, Industry, Physician Office Laboratories, Public Health Facilities
Check out some of our learning opportunities:
- The clinical practicum rotations which comprise the senior year serve as a series of internship experiences for each student in the Medical Laboratory Science program. Graduates may apply for a CDC fellowship.
- Practicum rotations are organized where students rotate through laboratories at several sites. In doing so, the ULM MLS student is exposed to a diverse offering of laboratory services in large medical centers, rural, specialized clinics, and reference laboratory settings.
Take advantage of online learning.The MLT to MLS Bridge program is a Bachelor of Science degree for ASCP certified, working Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT). The MLS Bridge program consists of prerequisite general education and science courses and online professional MLS courses specific to laboratory science.
Get involved beyond the classroom:All MLS students can join the MLS Society. Students who achieve academic excellence are invited to join the MLS Honor Society, Beta Delta Chapter of Lambda Tau.
Where are our faculty's interests?All MLS faculty are certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. One MLS faculty has specialist certifications in Hematology and Microbiology. MLS faculty have published numerous professional manuscripts in professional journals in laboratory science and presented at local, state and national conferences. Funded grant proposals include two Board of Regents grants, STAP grant, and Area Health Educational Center grants for the MASH summer program.
Accreditation/Affiliations:The MLS program is accreditied with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).