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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Medical Laboratory Science

  • Duration
    1-year program 
  • Mode of Delivery
    Classroom, clinical, and online learning experiences
  • Certification
    Graduates may apply for MLS certification
  • Practice Setting
    Hospitals, clinics


The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program prepares laboratory professionals through a one-year blended program. Students enrolled in the MLS program complete all general education courses before starting the MLS coursework that includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical course work. Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with a MLS major and qualify to take the MLS certification exam upon completion of program requirements.

The MLS program option is also available for students who have a previous baccalaureate degree or MLT certification and have completed all general education courses, and desire to expand certification to a MLS. Clinical rotations occur at clinical facilities with professionals in the medical laboratory discipline. Clinical rotations are completed at the Trinity College approved clinical laboratory facility.

MLS Student Handbook


Program Goals

Intellectual Curiosity
  • Integrate knowledge from humanities, natural and social sciences, mathematics, and Medical Laboratory Science to demonstrate professional practice.
  • Interpret laboratory results accurately based on diagnosis and determine when values are abnormal, critical, or erroneous.
  • Identify pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical test phases in all departments of the medical laboratory.
  • Understand administrative and management principles in the medical laboratory.
Professional Practice
  • Communicate effectively and professionally using interpersonal, oral, and written skills
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in multitasking, working independently, and working with the interdisciplinary team to achieve the goals of the medical laboratory.
  • Perform quality control of laboratory tests and apply quality improvement procedures and continuous assessment to ensure the accuracy of laboratory testing.
  • Respond to evidence-based changes in the medical laboratory by interpreting new procedures, continuing professional development, train/educate users and providers of laboratory services, and reviewing advances in the medical laboratory profession.
  • Understand, evaluate, and troubleshoot sources of error in laboratory testing.
Caring for Self and Others
  • Demonstrate professional conduct when communicating with patients, laboratory personnel, and interdisciplinary team members.
  • Adhere to facility, state and federal medical laboratory safety guidelines, standards, and regulations.

The Trinity College Medical Laboratory Science Program is seeking accreditation by the National Accrediting Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and has achieved serious applicant status.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880
Fax: (773) 714-8886
E-mail: info@naacls.org
Website: http://www.naacls.org