Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
The University of Vermont's Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree program integrates the fields of life science and medicine with practical laboratory experience in public health and clinical settings.
Students develop organizational skills, quantitative reasoning ability and diverse laboratory science competencies for professional practice through focused coursework and hands-on experience in diagnostic laboratory medicine and public health. Graduates of the MLS Clinical Laboratory Science concentration are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification exam. Certification as a professional medical laboratory scientist is required for work in many clinical diagnostic laboratories.
The core curriculum includes courses in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, and mathematics. Students choose either the clinical laboratory science concentration or the public health laboratory science concentration, which focuses on microbiology.
Clinical Lab Science Concentration
|Public Health Concentration|
Students enter an intensive laboratory experience the spring semester of the senior year, working one-on-one with a staff technologist in diagnostic laboratory medicine or public health to apply theoretical knowledge, recognize and solve problems, and perform laboratory procedures using state-of-the-art computer instrumentation and the most current methods and technologies.
- Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
- Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
- Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington, VT
- Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY
- St Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY
- Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Public Health Affiliates
Medical Laboratory Science Faculty
UVM medical laboratory science faculty are selected for their expertise and commitment to education. Learn more about our faculty.
UVM medical laboratory science alumni are actively recruited by employers, including hospitals, research laboratories, public health agencies, biotechnology companies, the pharmaceutical industry, and diagnostic instrumentation and computer firms. Recent graduates have taken jobs in settings that include Yale New Haven Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, John Hopkins Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Green Mountain Antibodies, and Hematologic Technologies.
Many of our alumni enter into graduate programs in medicine, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, and Public Health, and physician assistant programs. Alumni have gone on to Cornell, John Hopkins University, George Washington University, the University of Pennsylvania, Franklin Pierce University, Northwestern University, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, among others. Learn more.
Opportunities for Students
Participation in undergraduate research is highly recommended. Students can choose from numerous topics ranging from the molecular mechanisms of disease to health systems leadership. Opportunities for involvement in clubs and professional organizations are widely available. With conscientious planning early in their academic program, students may also elect to study abroad.
The Medical Laboratory Science Program at the University of Vermont has been re-accredited for the period April 30, 2008 - April 30, 2015 by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119.
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Burlington, VT 05405-0068
Phone: (802) 656-3858
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