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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 by 2025
Students Enjoy Clinical Rotations at Affiliate Hospitals
Courses Taught at CHS in the Heart of the Medical Mile

Source: EMSI, 2020

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 physics. 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

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