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Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Technology

Medical Laboratory Scientists perform tests on blood and body fluids to determine the presence or absence of disease, monitor response to treatment, and aid in health maintenance.

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Fast Facts:
  • 12 months
  • Classes begin in July
  • Application Deadline: March 1st
  • File Completion: March 15th
  • 8-9 students accepted for each class
  • Degree maybe obtained through academic affiliation
  • A portion of this curriculum utilizes web-based instruction.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Completed Application
  • Completed Prerequisite Courses
  • Baccalaureate degree or University Affiliate student

Preferences:
  • Provide evidence of successful completion of all prerequisite courses
  • ACT of a composite score of 20 or better
  • Overall college cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better

See the Medical Laboratory Science handbook for more information.

PREREQS:
Course Credit Hour
College Algebra
3 hours
General Chemistry*
8 hours
Organic Chemistry*
4 hours
Organic Chemistry II or Biochemistry*
4 hours
General Biology/Zoology*
8 hours
Microbiology*
4 hours
Anatomy/Physiology
4 hours
Statistics
3 hours
*Must include Laboratory
Total: 38 Hours
Strongly suggest applicants select immunology and genetic course work as electives.
Microbiology should be retaken if completed more than seven (7) years prior to application date.

AFFILIATES:

FAQs

How much does the Medical Laboratory Science Program cost?
The cost of the Baptist Health School of Medical Laboratory Science varies depending on the individual student. Please download the cost plan for estimated costs.

What if I don't make a 20 or above on the ACT?
The Baptist Health School of Medical Laboratory Science prefers an ACT Score of 20 or above for admission. If you do not score a 20 or above, we recommend that you re-test. Generally, students are able to increase their score with each time they take the ACT. We also recommend that you use a study guide or preparatory course that is specifically designed for the ACT.

How many days a week will I be in class?
As a student in the Baptist Health School of Medical Laboratory Science, you will be in class 5 days per week.

Do you offer night or online classes?
At this time, the Baptist Health School of Medical Laboratory Science does not offer classes at night or online classes.

How much do Medical Laboratory Scientists make?
Earnings for Medical Laboratory Scientists vary greatly, and have many different factors. Please visit the US Department of Labor website to find out earning information.

Who are the academic affiliates for the Medical Laboratory Science Program?
The Baptist Health School of Medical Laboratory Science is affiliated with Arkansas Tech University, Harding University, Henderson State University, Ouachita Baptist University, University of Central Arkansas, Louisiana Tech University, Missouri Southern State University, Mississippi State University, and Southern Arkansas University.

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