Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences / Medical Laboratory Sciences
The George Washington University

Program Details

George Washington University offers a BS in Health Sciences / Medical Laboratory Sciences. As a Medical Laboratory Scientist, you can work in many settings, from clinics and hospital laboratories to research labs and even pharmaceutical or biotechnology firms.

This online health science program prepares students for a valued and satisfying career. You gain the skills and knowledge for board certification in laboratory science.

The health sciences degree appeals to those with Medical Laboratory Technician certification or those who have completed an accredited MLT program. You will complete your courses online (asynchronously) and finish with a practicum experience in your local area. Topics of study include:

  • Parasitology, mycology, and virology
  • Hematology
  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Laboratory management

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must hold current Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification
  • Students outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area must secure an approved clinical site