Online Bachelor of Science in Clinical Lab Sciences – MLT to MLS

Advance Your Clinical Lab Sciences Career and Become a Trained Medical Lab Scientist

Take the Next Step Toward Achieving Your Goals

The online Bachelor of Science in Clinical Lab Sciences program from the University of West Florida prepares medical lab technicians to advance in their careers, sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology national exam and become medical lab scientists. This fully online program is for medical lab technicians ready to join a bachelor’s degree program that provides hands-on training for attaining an MLS credential. After graduation, you will have qualifications for high-level roles in medical lab settings and across the healthcare system.

At UWF, we strive to provide multiple pathways to transfer credit, so you can complete your degree faster. Military experience or credit you’ve earned toward health-related certifications or licensures may transfer as credit toward your degree. With multiple start dates a year, you can begin your healthcare administration program online when it’s best for you.

100% Online Coursework

Competitive Tuition

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Advanced Clinical Lab Science Training

UWF’s clinical lab sciences degree program delves into hematology, immunology, diagnostic microbiology and other topics to provide the right skills for career success. Your past academic experience will count as you take online courses, as the internship completed for your MLT training will apply to your bachelor’s degree and MLS credential. Additional benefits of UWF’s online B.S. in Clinical Lab Sciences program include:

ASCP Exam Success

UWF’s 2016 and 2018 MLS graduates had a 100% pass rate on the ASCP national exam.

NAACLS-Accredited Program

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

A History of Excellence

For more than 40 years, UWF’s clinical lab sciences program has trained students to become medical laboratory scientists.

Discover the Convenience of UWF’s Online Programs

With our online programs, you can easily fit your studies into your busy schedule while building a solid foundation in the skills you need to succeed in your career. Our experienced faculty teach in a personalized environment, leveraging innovative learning strategies to help you grasp concepts. You will also have access to a wealth of resources that encourage your success from enrollment through graduation.

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Meet the Growing Need for Medical Lab Professionals

From 2021 to 2031, demand for clinical laboratory science professionals is projected to rise faster than the average for all occupations. UWF’s online program helps you capitalize on that demand by advancing from MLT to MLS roles — or prepare to become a manager who oversees the people and processes contributing to scientific breakthroughs.

Careers for MLS Professionals and Beyond

  1. Medical Laboratory Scientist: $58,350 per year
  2. Laboratory Manager: $72,725 per year
  3. Food Scientist: $74,160 per year
  4. Forensic Scientist: $56,414 per year

Employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Median and average salary figures (as of 2022) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.

About UWF Online

With a history of more than 50 years of leadership in education, UWF offers academic degrees with a mission to create the next generation of big thinkers. Based in Pensacola, our forward-thinking online degree and certificate programs prepare students for success through creative, collaborative learning experiences.

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