Online Bachelor of Science in Clinical Lab Sciences – MLT to MLS

Affordable Tuition
100% Online Coursework
A History of Excellence

Advance Your Clinical Lab Sciences Career and Become a Trained Medical Lab Scientist

The online Bachelor of Science in Clinical Lab Sciences program from the University of West Florida prepares trained medical lab technicians to advance in their careers, sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology national exam and become medical lab scientists. This fully online program is for medical lab technicians who are ready to further their careers with a bachelor’s degree and an MLS credential.

The comprehensive curriculum provides advanced training in key topics like hematology, immunology, diagnostic microbiology and more, so you’ll develop the right skills for continued career success. Plus, when you earn your bachelor’s degree online from UWF, your past academic experience counts – the internship you completed as part of your MLT training applies to your bachelor’s degree and MLS credential.

Take the next step in your career. Become a qualified medical lab scientist that fulfills a critical role in our healthcare system.

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Start Dates

First Spring Start

Start Date: January 19, 2021

Second Spring Start

Start Date: March 15, 2021

First Summer Start

Start Date: May 10, 2021

Second Summer Start

Start Date: June 21, 2021

Why Should You Pursue Our Online Clinical Lab Sciences Degree?

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ASCP Exam Success

UWF’s 2016 and 2018 MLS graduates had a 100 percent pass rate on the ASCP national exam.

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Accredited Program

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

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A History of Excellence

UWF’s Clinical Lab Sciences program has more than 40 years of experience in training students to become medical lab scientists.

MLS Careers

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist

    A medical laboratory scientist conducts routine and complex laboratory practices, typically at a hospital or independent medical lab. They may have to collect specimens directly from patients. Clinical laboratory scientists also ensure that quality control and safety policies are met.

    Median annual salary: $60,210

  • Laboratory Manager

    Laboratory managers are responsible for the daily operations of a medical lab. They create laboratory procedures and ensure quality standards are met.

    Median annual salary: $66,682

  • Food Scientist

    Food scientists are responsible for a variety of tasks related to the production, testing and consumption of food, including quality assurance, packaging development and more.

    Median annual salary: $60,783

  • Forensic Scientist

    A forensic scientist gathers and analyzes material to be used by law enforcement as evidence in court proceedings.

    Median annual salary: $52,758

* Median salary (as of 2019) figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.

Benefits of Online Learning

With our affordable program’s convenient online format, you can easily fit your studies into your busy schedule while building a strong foundation in the skills you need to succeed in your career.

  • Learn from experienced faculty in a personalized environment
  • Grasp concepts through innovative, high-tech learning strategies
  • Have access to numerous resources

We Are Here For You

From enrollment through graduation, you’ll have support throughout your entire educational experience at the University of West Florida.

  • Enrollment Counselors

    Enrollment counselors will guide you through the admission process, helping you find the right program and answering all of your questions.

  • Transcript Team

    Our transcript team will review your transcripts if you’ve already earned credits at another higher education institution.

  • Advising Assistants

    Advising assistants will provide you with encouragement and assistance as you complete your studies.

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