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Saint Louis University Medical Laboratory Science Program Overview
Saint Louis University is home to one of the first medical laboratory science degree programs in the United States. If you choose to major in medical laboratory science at SLU, you have the option of four tracks: pre-professional health, pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant and physician assistant scholars.
You'll also have opportunities to participate in professional conferences with SLU CLS faculty and fellow students, as well as guaranteed placement in clinical practicum training sites.
In addition, the graduate pass rates of medical laboratory science students from SLU's Doisy College of Health Sciences are consistently above the national average on the national certification exams and our graduate career placement rate is as high as 100 percent. There may be additional admission requirements associated with this program. Please see the medical laboratory science fact sheet for more details.
What You'll Learn in SLU's Medical Laboratory Sciences Program
Undergraduate medical laboratory science students at SLU have opportunities to conduct research and produce projects and papers acceptable for publication and presentation at professional conferences.
In addition to a curriculum that prepares you to provide objective information used in the early detection, diagnosis, monitoring and effective treatment of disease, SLU's medical laboratory science students are frequently placed in lab assistant positions during their undergraduate experience.
What Can You Do With a Medical Laboratory Sciences Degree from SLU?
Graduates with a medical laboratory science degree from SLU are qualified to work in five major areas of the laboratory: blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology.
While most medical laboratory science graduates work in a clinical laboratory in the areas of diagnostic testing and laboratory management, some choose positions in research, forensic science or crime laboratories, laboratory equipment companies, or pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Many more go on to graduate, professional or medical schools.