Your path to a bachelor's of science degree with a major in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) includes three years of academic coursework, and an 11- to 12-month professional class and clinical experience/ internship within one of NDSU's affiliated hospital programs. All affiliated programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).
Students pursuing medical laboratory science should have an interest and aptitude in the sciences, particularly chemistry and biology. Laboratory work plays a vital role in the daily routine of the medical laboratory scientist, and while direct patient contact is limited, these individuals enjoy being a part of the healthcare team.
Graduates of the MLS program, you are eligible to complete a national certifying exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC). Although not a guarantee of individual results, historically, NDSU graduates enjoy excellent job placement and pass rates on the ASCP BOC exam.
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