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Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.

The degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), also known as Clinical Laboratory Science, combines biology and chemistry with a Bachelor of Science degree that prepares students for an exciting career in medical diagnostics.

Program Overview

For students who enjoy applied sciences and are looking for excellent career opportunities with competitive salaries in a dynamic, versatile, and high-tech field, the Medical Laboratory Science program may be for you.


Program Details

A Medical Laboratory Scientist is an integral part of the medical team responsible for detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease and does much of the detective work utilizing sophisticated instrumentation, conducting laboratory testing, and analyzing patient specimens to diagnose and develop treatment plans for medical conditions.

MLS students at Holy Family University are well prepared for clinical rotations. They are instructed by Chemistry and Biology faculty members in basic theory. Upon graduation with this degree, career options are bountiful, as professionals in this field are in high demand. 

Career Paths

Graduates with a Medical Laboratory Science degree typically choose hospital or clinic laboratories post-graduation. Career paths also include the following:

  • Biotechnology
  • Cytology and histology laboratories
  • Education
  • Forensics
  • Industrial labs
  • Medical administration
  • Medical research
  • Medical sales

Tuition & Fees

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Science
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

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