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Medical Laboratory Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Austin, TX, United States
Perform tests as part of a team to help diagnose disease in a lab-based healthcare role. The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science at Saint Edward's University prepares you to become a laboratory professional that detects the presence or absence of disease. 
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Medical Laboratory Scientists analyze blood, urine, and other body tissues and fluids in order to detect and diagnose disease. This major employs exploratory project-based learning to prepare students for careers in the health field. The degree involves a minimum of six semesters of coursework at St. Edward’s University and one year of clinical training at an affiliated MLS program (currently Austin State Hospital). Over the course of your studies as a Medical Laboratory Science major, you will …

  • Master complex medical testing procedures
  • Learn to perform clinical lab procedures
  • Perform tests that lead to disease diagnosis
  • Study advanced science protocols
  • Participate in hospital-based training methodologies

The Medical Laboratory Science degree from  Saint Edward's University provides insights into the world of healthcare and seeks to prepare students for excellence in their chosen professions. Through coursework, experimentation and research, students will acquire unique skill sets and invaluable perspectives. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Biology: Cells Genetics and Organ Systems
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • General Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Applied Statistics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Coursework establishes fundamental knowledge in such disciplines as microbiology, hematology, immunology, clinical chemistry and molecular biology.

Major Requirements: The BS in Medical Laboratory Science requires 82 hours of major courses. Requirements include a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Math. In addition, 30 hours of coursework is taken at Austin State Hospital, including microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, phlebotomy, blood bank/immunology/serology, and urinalysis.

General Education Requirements: 57 hours of general education courses are required and completed over four years in addition to major courses.


Tuition Fee

  • National

    10632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42550 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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