Medical Laboratory Science

A B.S. degree in medical laboratory science from the Department of Allied Health provides exciting opportunities.

∗∗The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program changed its name from Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) to reflect current professional certification nomenclature.∗∗

Medical laboratory scientists are the behind-the-scenes medical investigators in the health care industry. Using the latest methods and bio-medical instruments, they analyze blood, tissue and other body fluids. Seventy percent of all medical decisions are based on the information they provide.

In this major, you will work with state-of-the-art clinical laboratory instrumentation while integrating theory and professional practice. Our graduates are highly qualified for immediate positions in laboratory science.  Grounded in liberal arts and solid science, this major prepares you for graduate programs and medical schools.

Academic Advising

The academic advisor for MLS is Craig McFarland.

Email:  dmcfa4@uis.edu
Office: UHB 3043
Phone: (217) 206-8224

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