Medical Laboratory Science MLT-BSMLS

Advance your career as a medical laboratory technician (MLT) professional by completing the bachelor of science in medical laboratory science (MLS).  Open doors to promotion with professional growth needed for supervisory, charge, or other positions in the clinical lab.  All degree completion classes are fully online, designed for working adults. 


Program Type: Bachelors degree
Program Length: 120 credits
Course Format: Interactive online
Program Entry: August or January
Application Deadline: Admission year-round
Why at Andrews? Flexible. Faith-based. Online.






Students who complete this program will:

  • Demonstrate MLS Comprehensive Didactic Competency by passing the Board of Certification (ASCP) examination, assessing knowledge of clinical chemistry, hematology/hemostasis, immunology, immunohematology/transfusion medicine, microbiology, urine and body fluid analysis, and laboratory operations
  • Apply MLS professional skills
  • Practice ethics and professionalism reflecting the Andrews University mission


  • An associate degree or 60 semester credits from a college or university with regional or national accreditation for a current MLT program
  • 2 years of full-time clinical experience in an acceptable laboratory within the last 5 years
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • A minimum math and science GPA of 2.5
  • At least 16 semester credits each in biology and chemistry, and one college math class.
  • English language proficiency if transfer credits were completed in a non-English institution







Medical laboratory scientists are an integral part of the healthcare team and perform diagnostic tests to assist the physician in treatment of patients. 

Medical laboratory scientists are in high demand, with positions  in hospital and research laboratories,   industry, public health, government, information systems, consulting, and education.

Graduates are well prepared and eligible to sit for the Medical Laboratory Scientist credential (MLS) via the Board of Certification exam (BOC) sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). 


MAJOR: 31-32 credits

MLSC 401 Clinical Yr Sem & Res Methodology
MLSC 405 Clinical Yr Sem & Research Project
MLSC 411 Hematology
MLSC 414 Body Fluids & Hemostatis
MLSC 421 Clinical Immunology, Virology, & Mol Diagnostics
MLSC 431 Clinical Bacteriology
MLSC 432 Specialized Clinical Microbiology
MLSC 441 Immunohematology
MLSC 442 Transfusion Medicine
MLSC 451 Clinical Chemistry I
MLSC 452 Clinical Chemistry II
MLSC 470 Laboratory Operations & Best Practices
MLSC 483 Comp Review & Written Exam


With an AA/AS degree, add only the religion classes. Without an associate degree, fulfill all requirements for transfer students. See core requirements here.

ELECTIVES: balance to 124 credits

May include additional classes and credit for prior learning gained through personal and/or professional development.