The mission of the BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences is to thoroughly train students in the basic areas of biology at the organismal, organ/system, tissue, cellular, and molecular levels. This training will include a one year internship consisting of thirty hours of clinical coursework culminating in clinical licensure. Students completing the BS degree in medical laboratory sciences participate in a community of learning and free inquiry; a thorough academic program that recognizes Jesus Christ as the creator and sustainer of all life.
The Medical Laboratory Sciences program is designed for students who are preparing for careers in the health care industry as clinical specialists who perform, evaluate, and oversee biological and chemical testing in a clinical setting. In the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, students will learn not only how to perform diagnostic and analytic tests, but also how to interpret the resulting analysis. Some areas of Medical Laboratory Sciences include Hematology, Immunology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Banking, Toxicology, and Health Care Management.
Louisiana College offers a ‘3 plus 1’ program, where the student completes three years of prerequisite coursework in Biology and Chemistry and then a one-year internship in Medical Laboratory Sciences. Acceptance into the internship is competitive. Upon completion of the program of study which includes a 12-month internship in an accredited school of medical technology, Louisiana College will grant the degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
Job opportunities for Medical Laboratory Scientists (also called Clinical Laboratory Scientists) exist in hospitals, clinics, research facilties, industry, and in educational institutions.