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Studying Medical Laboratory Sciences at Weber State

Weber State’s bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences gives students who enjoy solving problems, and are already employed in medical laboratories, the skills to become certified laboratory professionals.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Highlights

Weber State was the first university in the world to offer both bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in medical laboratory sciences both on campus and completely online.

Out-of-state online students pay close to the same tuition rate as in-state students.

100% of graduates find careers in clinical labs or go on to graduate school, and 95% pass their certification exams within one year of finishing their degree.

 

Beyond the Classroom

Because you’ll work in a medical laboratory while you’re completing your degree, you can use the skills you learn in class while on the job.

Liz Borg

Class of 2014

“Because of the unconditional support and strong foundation of knowledge I received from the MLS staff, I now have a direct impact on patient care by working in a hospital and passing on my knowledge and experience as a teacher.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

As a medical laboratory sciences major, you will complete projects in the field that focus on the day-to-day administrative aspects of the laboratory, such as:

  • CAP and CLIA compliance
  • New instrument selection
  • Policy and procedure writing
  • Workload management
  • Test method comparison and validation
  • Quality assurance practices
  • Approaches to teaching and supervision

You'll take advanced clinical courses in:

  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Hematology

What You Can Do after Weber

You’ll be prepared for national certification to work in hospital or clinical laboratories, physician assistant and other graduate programs, or positions in:

  • Industrial labs
  • Education
  • Medical sales
  • Medical research
  • Forensics
  • Medical administration
  • Cytology
  • Histology

We also offer a track for students planning to apply to medical, dental or veterinary school.

Career & Salary Outlook

The average starting salary for our graduates is $55,000. Weber State's medical laboratory sciences program has a 100% job/graduate school placement rate.

Common careers for medical laboratory sciences graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • M. Scott Moore

    "We not only teach our students how to be successful medical laboratory scientists, but also how to excel in medical school and other graduate programs. Our students really make a difference in the world!"