Medical Laboratory Science—BS

  • 100%
    job placement after completing a clinical practicum
  • 18:1
    average student to faculty ratio in MLS courses
  • 80+
    years of Medical Laboratory Science at Michigan Tech

Medical Laboratory Science

Evaluate blood smears to detect disease. Perform crossmatches for safe blood transfusions. Identify bacterial pathogens responsible for infections. As a Medical Laboratory Scientist, you have a direct impact on patient care through the analysis of blood, tissues, and body fluids. You become an essential part of the healthcare team, as nearly 70% of a physician's diagnosis is based on laboratory results.

What is Medical Lab Science?


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An Established Program - and Still Growing!

There is a critical shortage of Medical Laboratory Scientists nationwide, and with 100% job placement after graduation, Michigan Tech alumni are at the front of the line. That's because here, you learn by doing. At Michigan Tech, you have the opportunity to work in cutting-edge labs and tackle high-level research projects alongside professors who are among the best in their field. You'll also benefit from small class sizes (average 20 students), personal advising, and one-on-one faculty interaction.

Since 1941, Michigan Tech has been educating top quality medical laboratory scientists. To accommodate our growing program and to help fill the vacancies of medical laboratory positions nationwide, the Medical Laboratory Science program at Michigan Tech became accredited in 2018 through the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). This accreditation expands the number of available clinical practicum sites available for our students in a variety of new locations throughout the Midwest.

What is a Clinical Practicum?

Degree Concentrations

The Medical Laboratory Science program is all about options - and with two degree concentrations, students can choose the route that best suits them. Both concentrations offer a rigorous and engaging curriculum to prepare our students for whatever may follow - a clinical practicum, medical school, a career in industry, and more!

Program Information