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Medical laboratory science student in class. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.

Medical laboratory scientists perform complex analyses to develop data on blood, tissues, and fluids of the human body. These lab tests play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases.

National Job Growth

Medical laboratory science job opportunities are projected to grow 11% in the U.S. by 2025.

Clinical Rotation Placements

Students enjoy clinical rotations at nearby affiliate hospitals.

Courses Taught in the Heart of the Medical Mile

Clinical courses are taught in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, located in the heart of the medical mile, in Grand Rapids, MI.

Source: EMSI, 2022

Program Overview

Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Students spend five semesters completing their general education and core science courses, followed by three semesters of professional courses. Prerequisite science courses include chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, and pathophysiology. After admission to the program, students complete professional coursework, which includes 18 weeks of clinical rotations at an affiliated hospital laboratory. MLS is a secondary admission program. Application information is available at

Why Study Medical Laboratory Science at Grand Valley?

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