MajorMedical Laboratory Sciences

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in medical laboratory sciences (MLS) at Wichita State combines quality, accredited classroom curriculum with practical, hands-on learning in Kansas' health care hub. As a MLS graduate, you'll be well prepared to pursue an advanced health-care degree—and ready for a high-demand career as a medical technologist.

Learn how medical laboratory sciences is the right fit for you.

 
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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

For admission into the MLS program, you must:

  • Be admitted to Wichita State
  • Complete, or be near to completing, the pre-professional requirements with grades of C (2.0) or better
  • Submit a department application
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Explain why you want to become a medical laboratory professional on the online application

Curriculum

The MLS degree requires 28-31 credit hours of prerequisite science courses, in addition to general education requirements, and 52 credit hours of professional courses—including applied learning in local health care settings. Once completed, you'll be eligible to take the national certification examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Careers

A medical laboratory science degree from Wichita State opens doors to careers in a variety of settings—from hospitals and private clinics to pharmaceutical sales and chemical manufacturing—and is excellent preparation for graduate education in the medical sciences.

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