The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program prepares graduates to analyze clinical specimens through use of specialized skills and sophisticated instrumentation. Information from the analysis of specimens provides data critical for patient diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, or disease prevention. Scientists work in hospitals, forensics, public health, industrial/research laboratories, physician offices, and blood banks.
This scholarship is designed to support outstanding MLS students at FranU who are entering the clinical training portion of their education.
Our Medical Laboratory Science faculty members are highly-skilled professionals with extensive content expertise and a passion to teach students how to apply practical, clinical knowledge to their future careers.
Applications for admission to the Bachelor of Science degree program are due on or before March 15th each academic year.
There are two ways in which students can qualify for guaranteed admission into the Medical Laboratory Science Program:
**Students transferring in less than 30 hours of coursework may be considered for guaranteed admission. Students falling in this category should call the Admission Office (225-526-1631)**
Upon entry into the clinical portion of the program, ALL students must have successfully completed all program specific admission requirements.
The mission of the Medical Laboratory Science program of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to educate and form highly skilled servant leaders who model professional ethics and exhibit critical thinking skills in order to serve patients by producing quality laboratory test results.
The goals of the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program are to:
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
If you are a problem solver with a passion for the science laboratory and attention to detail and you desire to work in a carreer which can help people, MLS may be the right profession for you.
In most cases, yes. Please contact Deborah Fox (Deborah.email@example.com, 225-768-1727) for a complete transcript review. Most science-based Bachelor's degrees include the appropriate credits to transfer directly into the MLS program and begin the 18-month curriculum.
The MLS program accepts a new cohort of students to begin in the summer semester each year.
Yes, the MLS curriculum and experience within the MLS field provides an exceptional foundation for advanced career opportunities. Several graduates of the MLS program have chosen to continue their education in graduate school and all have been very successful in advanced healthcare coursework.
Yes, contact Deborah Fox (Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-768-1727) to find out which MLS courses are available to non-MLS students who have taken the appropriate pre-requisite coursework.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
The Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Medical Laboratory Science (NAACLS, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 or call 773-714-8880).
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Humanities electives (9 hrs) may be taken from ART, MUSI, ENGL, HIST, THEO, PHIL, or SPAN courses.
Behavioral Science electives (6 hrs) may be taken from PSYC, SOCI, or ANTH courses.
Note: Six hours of either humanities or behavioral sciences electives should be taken from the same discipline.