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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Second Fall Start
Start Date: October 16, 2023
First Spring Start
Start Date: January 08, 2024
Second Spring Start
Start Date: March 04, 2024
Why Should You Pursue Our Online Clinical Lab Sciences Degree?
ASCP Exam Success
UWF’s 2016 and 2018 MLS graduates had a 100 percent pass rate on the ASCP national exam.
This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
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.
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 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 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
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.