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Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science

A student at UB, one of the best medical laboratory science bs programs in CT

Prepare for an exciting and in-demand career as a medical laboratory scientist

Medical Laboratory Science is one of many essential frontline healthcare careers. Laboratory scientists support medical professionals by performing complex clinical testing using sophisticated equipment to detect the presence or absence of disease. As the demand for high-quality laboratory scientists continues to grow, graduates of UB’s Medical Laboratory Science program look forward to exciting careers in hospitals, clinics, forensic and public health laboratories, veterinary clinics, research institutions, and more. In this program, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge necessary for a rewarding career in laboratory science.

You’ll become an essential part of patient care

As a medical laboratory scientist, you’ll be part of a patient care team, giving physicians the information they need to know about what is happening inside their patients’ bodies. Laboratory scientists perform a wide range of tests and procedures that provide valuable patient information to medical care teams. At UB, classes are taught by experts in their fields. Their diverse experiences and teaching strategies will prepare you with the skills and knowledge you need for a meaningful career in laboratory science.

You’ll gain hands-on experience at UB

University of Bridgeport collaborates with clinical rotation sites throughout the state to offer you internship opportunities and clinical experiences in busy medical labs throughout Connecticut. During clinical hours, you’ll gain the hands-on experience you need to succeed in the field.

Take advantage of UB’s in-depth science curriculum

Students in UB’s Medical Laboratory Science program develop a deeper understanding of biology, chemistry, immunology, and more. You’ll train to become an essential part of a patient care team exploring why things happen in the body and what causes disease. In the medical laboratory science degree program, you’ll work with clinical professionals to learn how to use advanced diagnostic equipment to analyze patient specimens. Now, more than ever, we need passionate and knowledgeable medical laboratory scientists to help detect, diagnose, and prevent disease. UB’s Medical Laboratory Science program is a pathway to advanced graduate degrees in biomedical research, Physician Assistant programs, and medical school.

Become career-ready with a bachelor’s degree from University of Bridgeport

In addition to your core classes, you’ll grow skills in collaboration, communication, creativity, time management, and problem-solving while taking courses in humanities, mathematics, and the natural and social sciences. Developing these soft skills is critical to a successful career in all areas of computer engineering technology.


Possible career paths include:

  • Fertility clinics
  • Hospital labs
  • Physician office labs
  • Reference labs
  • Research labs
  • State or federal agency labs
  • Veterinary labs
  • And more!

Medical Laboratory Science program accreditation

The Program has achieved national accreditation through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). As such, students who have successfully completed the program, may sit for the national certification examination offered by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

  • Address5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
  • Phone(773) 714-8880

Program outcomes

2020

  • 100% Job placement in career-related fields except for students pursuing advanced degrees.
  • 100% average graduation rate for students having completed clinical rotations.
  • 93% average pass rate on the national certification exam over three years.

2021

  • 100% Job placement in career-related fields except for students pursuing advanced degrees.
  • 100% average graduation rate for students having completed clinical rotations.
  • 93% average pass rate on the national certification exam over three years.

2022

  • 100% Job placement in career-related fields except for students pursuing advanced degrees.
  • 100% average graduation rate for students having completed clinical rotations.
  • 93% average pass rate on the national certification exam over three years.

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