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Laboratory science is a critical health care field that impacts the health of every individual. The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program at LSU Alexandria through LSU Online provides students the skills needed to pursue a career assisting physicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of diseases. Our MLS program is ranked as one of the top online Medical Laboratory Science programs in the region.
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When you join LSU Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated concierge assigned to you from the application process to graduation. They are here to offer support along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.
LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.
Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing top-quality education in a convenient online format. These are the same faculty that teach the on-campus courses and are actively engaged in helping students succeed.
Be prepared for an exciting, challenging, and dynamic career in the healthcare sector supporting hospital labs and clinics, forensic labs, veterinary clinic, industrial research labs, and molecular biotechnology labs.
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The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Medical Laboratory Science program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.
Total credit hours: 48 credit hours*
Cost per credit hour: $291
Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $3,492
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $13,968
*Hours for completion program are reduced provided general education and 1000 and 2000 level BIOL and CHEM are complete.
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.
Additionally, students must complete the Safety Verification quiz, verify receipt of the student handbook, and submit competency checklists and the Capstone project. These are submitted through a Moodle site titled MLSC Competency, Safety, and Capstone Verification.
General Education Science (if not completed on AS degree)
At this time Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs (BIOL 1161 and BIOL 1162) and Microbiology (BIOL 2051) are not available in the 100% online format. If you did not have these courses through your associate degree, you will need to take these at another institution. For more information and advisement on transfer questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
*Military personnel who completed the 50-week training program and hold ASCP Certification may be admissible without a completed associate degree. Please email email@example.com if you meet these criteria for additional information about admissions options.
Students will receive credit for MLSC courses from their Associate Program. Non-MLSC courses will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
*A total of 120 credit hours are needed to attain the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree. Credits will vary based on university advisement.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for medical laboratory technicians and scientists is projected to increase by 14 percent through the year 2026. Among health related professions, it currently ranks third guaranteeing employment opportunities due to the shortage of MLT and MLS.
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