Medical Laboratory Science

You will become a highly skilled healthcare detective trained to look for the presence or absence of disease. The data you provide helps physicians determine the best treatment for patients. Combine your passion for helping others with science to become a clinical lab scientist.

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  • 100% of applicants in undergraduate research were accepted to: medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy programs
  • 1 the only NAACLS accredited bachelor’s degree program in Medical Lab Science in OKC and beyond
  • 6 certified professors who are highly trained in medical labs and in the classroom
  • 128 hours of class credit to complete the degree plan

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Certification in Medical Laboratory Science

Earn a post-baccalaureate certification in Medical Laboratory Science.

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Put your degree to work earn­ing a great salary right out of col­lege or use it to pre­pare for med­ical school or oth­er pro­fes­sion­al programs.

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Work in a vari­ety of environments

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 5,210 new laboratorians needed each year from 2014 to 2024.

  • Hospitals
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Clinics
  • Research facilities
  • Public health centers
  • Armed Forces
  • Veterinary offices
  • Colleges
  • Businesses
  • Industry
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Combine your passion for helping others with science

The Life of Medical Laboratory Scientist

Diagnose

Medical laboratory scientists perform tests that are essential for the management of anemia, leukemia, and coagulation disorders.

Test

Chemical tests are performed measuring proteins, enzymes, hormones, electrolytes, and other essential metabolites in the blood plasma. Work in a blood bank and perform tests that determine if blood is compatible with transfusion.

Identify

Scientists in microbiology labs isolate and identify disease-causing bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Similarly, the immunology lab evaluates a patient’s ability to respond to disease and measures antibodies that can indicate infection or immunity.

As a med­ical lab­o­ra­to­ry sci­ence major, you will take fas­ci­nat­ing cours­es like hemo­sta­sis, uri­nal­y­sis, clin­i­cal chem­istry and lab­o­ra­to­ry management.

Degree Plan

Alumni Spotlight

My edu­ca­tion at OC was thor­ough and excep­tion­al! I was well equipped with the knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence to excel in a clin­i­cal lab­o­ra­to­ry.

Ceasar Tavard DeCastro / 2011 MLS Graduate
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Medical Lab Science Outcomes

OC students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Lab Science have high pass rates and 100% employment.

Class of 2018

100% ASCP Board of Certification pass rate, graduation rate and employment rate. Seven students started and finished the program with 0% attrition rate.

Class of 2017

86% ASCP Board of Certification pass rate, 100% graduation rate and employment rate. Seven students started and finished the program with 0% attrition rate.

Class of 2016

75% ASCP Board of Certification pass rate, 100% graduation rate and employment rate. Four students started and finished the program with 0% attrition rate.