BS in MLS - 2nd Degree
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences - 2nd Degree is designed for individuals who already hold a baccalaureate degree. Completion of the Clinical Year Program (3 semesters) plus the pre-clinical summer semester allows post-baccalaureate students to earn a second bachelor’s degree and be eligible to write United States national certification examination in order to work as a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist.
The Clinical Year is comprised of 47 credits (See Undergraduate Curriculum & Timeline, Clinical Year Program). Twenty-four credits in lecture and student laboratories are taught on the Berrien Springs campus. The remainder 23 credits are earned through clinical practica at one of our affiliate hospitals or clinical laboratory sites located throughout the United States where students work side by side with practicing laboratory professionals in patient health care.
The Undergraduate Curriculum and Timeline, Clinical Year Program provides further details about the Clinical Year. Depending on their academic background, some students are able to complete the program in as little as four semesters: summer, fall, spring and summer semester (14 months).