Dive into the inspiring, dynamic world of life-saving medical research with a bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Science. Learn about human physiology and laboratory methodology as you use advanced technology to study biological material like blood and tissue. The Medical Laboratory Sciences program at the University of Central Missouri will prepare you to be a critical member of health care teams working to detect, diagnose and treat disease.
A medical laboratory sciences program with international certification
Your UCM bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science will qualify you as soon as you graduate for high-paying jobs — anywhere in the world. Take advantage of the global demand for skilled technicians in Medical Laboratory Sciences with this international certification.
Closer to home, the high demand for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science plus extensive hands-on training means our graduates are getting hired. Graduates have experienced a 100% employment rate.
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100% employment rate
Work anywhere in the world
100% NAACLS exam pass rate
Starting salary of $60,000+
17:1 student-faculty ratio
High-quality, affordable education
UCM’s bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Science program will train you to collect and analyze information with the appropriate techniques and scientific instruments. You’ll learn how biologists think and problem-solve while building your communication and collaboration skills.
While Medical Laboratory Sciences programs with lab-based coursework are becoming
hard to find, the University of Central Missouri firmly believes that face-to-face
and hands-on lab courses are crucial for preparing you to work in the field. Our labs
are primarily run by faculty with doctorates in their specialty areas.
Some of the rigorous, innovative courses you’ll take while earning your bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science include:
Benefit from experiential learning throughout your entire course of study in the University of Central Missouri’s Medical Laboratory Sciences program. Your experience will enable you to step confidently into your new career, wherever in the world your international certification takes you.
Qualified candidates for medical laboratory sciences jobs are in strong demand. Whether you want to go to medical school or become a clinical lab scientist, your UCM degree in Medical Laboratory Science puts your future within reach.
The University of Central Missouri’s hospital training affiliates praise our students’ level of preparedness. UCM graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science have gone on to work around Missouri, the country and the world in:
National licensure and professional certification
Your bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Science will also qualify you to take the licensure exam of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Scientists (NAACLS). Thanks to our program’s excellent preparatory work, all UCM students who have taken this exam have passed it.
With this license, you just need a year-long clinical rotation at an affiliated hospital to become a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP). Professional certification helps you qualify to apply for graduate or professional training in nearly all medical fields.
Excellent employment prospects
UCM students placed at clinical sites through our Medical Laboratory Science program have a 100% graduation rate, 100% job placement rate and 100% pass rate on board exams. Use the interactive tool below to learn more about a career in medical laboratory sciences.
University of Central Missouri graduates with a degree in Medical Laboratory Science are in high demand. Our affiliate training hospitals offer strong financial incentives for graduates to stay and work at their hospitals after their training ends. Many students are able to use these incentives to enter their careers debt-free.
UCM offers many options to finance your college education. Our already low tuition can be further reduced through a variety of scholarships, assistantships, grants and awards. As an undergraduate student in our Medical Laboratory Sciences program, you may be eligible for additional funding opportunities, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Graduates with a bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Science may seek immediate employment in allied health or go on to graduate studies at UCM:
Make yourself more marketable.
Gain specialized knowledge, expanding your future job opportunities, by adding one of these academic minors to your bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science:
Explore programs related to medical laboratory sciences.
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