B.S., Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MLT to MLS)

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University of West Florida

Bachelor of Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MLT to MLS)

The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences is designed to prepare you to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) who will be proficient in performing the full range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, diagnostic microbiology, clinical immunology, molecular diagnostics, and blood bank.

The curriculum builds a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, human physiology and pathophysiology, education and management. This enables you to assume diverse responsibilities in areas of analysis, quality control, clinical decision making, supervision and education. It is the first step to achieving a leadership role.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Researcher
  • Immunologist
  • And More!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.00 from all attempted college courses. In addition, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.00 and be in good academic standing at your most recent institution prior to enrolling at UWF.

Fewer than 60 credit hours: 

High School Academic Courses- Eligible candidates should have the following courses completed in these subject areas at the time of high school graduation: Official SAT or ACT +writing scores are required for an admission decision. We superscore, which means, we will take the best sub sectional scores from each ACT or SAT you submit. Therefore, you should submit all SAT or ACT scores for consideration.

Follow the list below:

• 4 units – English
• 4 units – Math (Algebra I and above)
• 3 units – Natural Science
• 3 units – Social Science
• 2 units – Foreign Language - Level 1 & 2 (same language)
• 2 units – Electives from areas above

A.A. degree or more than 60 credit hours: 

  • Review Admissions dates and deadlines
  • Apply
  • Send your college transcripts
  • Check your application status
  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid- school code 003955
  • Apply for a Complete Florida Scholarship
  • Request exception to immunization requirement
  • Review online course offerings
  • Contact your Academic Advisor
  • Review academic dates and deadlines
  • Review registration instructions
  • Review class schedule details
  • Pay fees