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MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
Welcome to the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program at Baptist College of Health Sciences (BCHS). The Medical Laboratory Science program at BCHS will be an accelerated full-time program designed to be completed in 16 months (four trimesters). Students who complete the program will earn a baccalaureate degree from Baptist College of Health Sciences.
Medical Laboratory Scientists play an integral role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and helping people stay healthy through the analysis of cells, body fluids, and tissues. The Bureau of Labor Statistics state that employment opportunities for medical laboratory scientists are expected to exceed most occupations through the next decade. These projections are based on: (1) volume of laboratory testing increasing significantly in the coming years, (2) advances in technology which will create new tests and laboratory procedures, and (3) the retirement of professionals in the next five to ten years.