Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
Idaho State University

Program Details

Enter an area of healthcare that is in great demand with this online bachelor’s degree in health science.  With the national shortage of qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS), graduates will be in great demand to fill roles in such areas as:

  • Clinical service
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Education

Learn to address the broad array of responsibilities, requisite education, and experience necessary to succeed as a certified MLS.  Moving through the curriculum with a cohort, students learn to develop, establish, oversee, and perform pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing on bodily fluids, cells, and other specimens.  Work with laboratory epidemiology and advocate for patients while complying with regulations, guidelines, and accrediting standards.  Upon completion of this online health science degree, students are able to use quality assurance and performance measurements to assure the validity and accuracy of laboratory data.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Idaho State University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Recommended GPA

2.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Designed for remote or out-of-state students who have access to an approved laboratory sponsorship
  • Requires prior completion of general education and prerequisites