The bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science degree program from Thomas University prepares students for an exciting and rewarding career. Students with no prior laboratory experience may enroll in the on-ground program at out Thomasville campus. The Medical Laboratory Science online 2+2 track provides current Medical Laboratory Technicians an opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree while continuing to work.
A Medical Laboratory Scientist is an integral part of the healthcare team and aid in the diagnosis of patients through scientific analysis of human samples to yield diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, students who are interested in a pre-medical track with the intention of applying to a medical school after graduation may also pursue this major.
Graduates will be prepared to enter the field with a rich and diversified skill set enabling employment in a variety of laboratories, such as medical and hospital, forensic, pharmaceutical, drug trial, veterinary, physician offices, food and beverage, and other lab-related career fields.
The traditional B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science is offered on-ground at our campus in Thomasville. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher to be admitted to the MLS major courses. Our traditional MLS program accepts students into the major core each fall semester, where they begin a structured curriculum and competency-based clinical experiences. Students graduating with the B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Thomas University will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination at the Medical Laboratory Scientist level.
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Total Credits 123
CIP Code 51.1099
The 2+2 Medical Laboratory Science program is an online bridge program designed for the medical laboratory technician who has previously earned an associate degree from a NAACLS-accredited MLT/CLT program and holds current MLT certification. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher to be admitted to the program. Students are accepted each semester. Once accepted, students begin a structured curriculum of online courses and competency-based clinical experiences. Students graduating with the B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Thomas University will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination at the Medical Laboratory Scientist level.
“This is my second semester at TU. Prior to TU, I had only taken one class online. I was a little uneasy about taking a couple of years’ worth since I’m an older student, but I am truly impressed with my instructors. I know I made the right decision for my MLS degree. I have found all to be professional yet very willing to help a student. ”
– Kimberly W. Fanning, MLT (ASCP)
Transfer students must meet the following core curriculum requirements. Students may transfer in courses or complete them at Thomas University.
Total Credits 120
CIP Code 51.1099
This program is designed for students who have previously earned an associate degree from a NAACLS-accredited MLT/CLT program and do not intend to pursue the MLS certification from ASCP.
Total Credits 122
CIP Code 26.0102
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Admissions Office, Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, GA 31792
Students with no prior college, please provide an official high school transcript or GED.Students with prior college credit and those applying to the 2+2 program must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges. You can order transcripts from prior colleges here.
Students applying to the MLS 2+2 program who have recently completed their program can be admitted and begin working toward their bachelor's degree. However, they must pass the MLT exam within two semesters. Once accepted into the major courses, the program director will work with you to secure the necessary additional documents.