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On-Campus BS: Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)

The WSU Medical Laboratory Sciences programs are organized into a "ladder" format, with the four-year curriculum divided into two programs, the AAS Program, followed by the BS Program.

To be accepted into the Bachelor of Science Program, also referred to as the Medical Technology Program (MT), you must first complete the AAS program that comprises the first two years of the program. From there, you will take BS level courses in your third and forth years.

The BS program has two curriculum patterns or tracks:

  • Track I is for those who intend to work as clinical laboratory scientists or who intend to apply to physician assistant or other graduate schools. Upon graduation, you will first take a national certification exam that will qualify you to work in hospital or clinic laboratories. Positions are also available in industrial labs, education, medical sales, medical research, forensics, medical administration, cytology, histology, etc. Average starting salaries for BS graduates in hospital laboratories begin around $52,000.
  • Track II contains pre-professional course requirements. If you are planning to apply to medical, dental, or veterinary schools, this track will prepare you for your continuing education.



On-Campus Program Admissions

A maximum of 32 students are accepted for the campus BS MLS program each year

Successful completion of MLT program is required




College of Health Professions Advisement Office

Schedule an appointment by calling 801-626-6136 or email

Pre-professional advising: Scott Moore at

Pre-PA advising: Kenton Cummins at


Important Dates

MLS applications due April 1st for the upcoming on-campus fall semester cohort

Important Dates