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Medical Laboratory Science

Medical laboratory scientists strive to answer medical questions and solve medical mysteries as essential members of the healthcare team. When you major in medical laboratory science, you'll learn to analyze blood, body fluids, cells, tissues, and other specimens to determine both the causes of diseases and their appropriate treatments. More than 70% of all medical decisions are based on data that medical laboratory scientists provide to the healthcare team.

Our comprehensive program, one of the largest in the nation, is a university-based integrated clinical Medical Laboratory Science program. Our program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, which makes our students eligible for national certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

UMass Dartmouth offers two options for an undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Science

BS in Medical Laboratory Science

Students prepare to become integral members of any healthcare team and for graduate study in specialty areas of microbiology, hematology, immunohematology, and clinical chemistry.

Online BS in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) - Clinical

This online clinical is for students who hold an associate's degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) from an NAACLS-accredited institution. This degree-completion program is for professionals employed in the field and provides an in-depth study of medical laboratory science. Of the 120 total credits required, 45 MLS course credits must be taken at UMass Dartmouth.

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