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Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.) - On-Campus Program

In order to receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in MLS, a student must successfully complete at least 120 semester credit hours. For the on-campus program, courses and laboratory experiences are completed on the main campus in Brookings. Students also receive real world experience in clinical laboratories in hospitals, clinics and other health care settings. In addition to all of the required courses for the program, the student must complete all university general education requirements. 

The Medical Laboratory Science Program accepts up to twenty-four students into the on-campus program. Applicants will be notified of the decision regarding their application in writing. 

SDState MLS Program – By the Numbers

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**The salary for laboratory professionals varies with geographical location and training level

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