Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Laboratory Science student using microscope

Medical Laboratory Science

A Medical Laboratory Scientist performs the full range of laboratory tests from routine to the most complex with little or no supervision. As medical investigators, they are responsible for the operation of an array of complex electronic equipment, computers, and precision instruments costing millions of dollars. These individuals train to work in the five major areas of the laboratory: Immunohematology, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, and Microbiology.

Medical Laboratory Scientists may also pursue diverse career opportunities. Approximately two-thirds work in hospital laboratories. Others are employed in physicians’ office laboratories, clinics, commercial firms, research facilities, forensic laboratories, the Armed Forces, the Peace Corps, public health centers, veterinary clinics, sales, industry, and education.

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Medical Laboratory Science students analyzing samples
Medical Laboratory Science student testing samples
Medical Laboratory Science student working on microscope

What sets us apart?

Nationally Accredited Medical Laboratory Science Program

The Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

100% Job Placement

100% of ULM Medical Laboratory Science graduates are employed within 3 months of graduation. 

100% pass rate

100% Board of Certification exam pass rate upon graduation. 

One-on-one instruction at clinical laboratories

Year two students spend the last two semesters at a medical laboratory with one-on-one instruction from a medical laboratory scientist.

Medical Laboratory Science faculty are leaders in teaching and service

Our Medical Laboratory Science faculty are highly skilled professionals with extensive content expertise and a passion to teach students how to apply practical, clinical knowledge to their future careers. The faculty are committed to preparing competent medical laboratory scientists with the necessary skills, attitudes, and professional integrity to become contributing professionals in the health care community.

Vital Healthcare Detectives

Uncovering and providing laboratory information, Medical Laboratory Scientists utilize sophisticated biomedical instrumentation and technology and methods to perform laboratory testing on blood and body fluids.

Medical Laboratory Science can lead to opportunities in a variety of settings. Below is a list of possible career opportunities:

- Hospital Laboratories

- Blood Bank Reference Laboratories

- Molecular or Cytogenetic Laboratories

- Physician Offices

- Research Laboratories

- Universities

- Public Health Clinics

- U.S. Military

- Volunteer organizations, such as the Peace Corps and Doctors Without Borders

- Equipment and supply companies

- Pharmaceutical Companies

- Forensic Laboratories

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Students majoring in or with interests in Medical Laboratory Science are invited to participate in our student organization.

- Medical Laboratory Science Society

- Beta Chapter of Lambda Tau Honor Society

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