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Medical Lab Science Upward Mobility (B.S. MLT to MLS)

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The Medical Laboratory Science Upward Mobility bachelor’s degree equips you to continue pursuing your interests with an added level of expertise. The MLT to MLS courses provide a strong scientific background in Hematology, Hemostasis, Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics, Immunohematology, Immunology and specialized testing. Clinical practice is another key component of the program. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the certification examination as a medical laboratory scientist from the Board of Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Due to the advanced nature of the program, you must have documentation of at least two years work experience in a clinical laboratory, completion of an accredited certificate program in medical laboratory science and successful completion of SDSU general education requirements or an academic plan of completion approved by the MLS program director.


MLS Program Application and Statement of Support must be completed prior to beginning the MLS Core Curriculum.

YOUR GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Develop Sound Reasoning— English and Composition Courses

Express Yourself— Speech and Rhetoric Courses

Understand Your World— Social Sciences and Diversity Courses

Expand Your Horizons— Art, Literature, Culture and Language Courses

Compute and Balance Solutions— Mathematics and Statistics Courses

Methodically Test and Analyze Results— Natural Sciences Courses


Professional Certification/Licensure

Click here for professional licensure/certification information.

Questions regarding Professional Certification/Licensure can also be directed to Continuing and Distance Education here.


PROGRAM CONTACT

Stacie Lansink
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
Phone: 605-688-5855
Email: stacie.lansink@sdstate.edu

Stephanie Jacobson 
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
Phone: 605-209-6755
Email: stephanie.jacobson@sdstate.edu

SDSU CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUCATION

Phone: 605-688-4154
Email: sdsu.distance@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/online

SDSU ADMISSIONS

Phone: 605-688-4121
Email: sdsu.admissions@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/admissions


South Dakota State University Medical Laboratory Science program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, NAACLS, 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119.