About Us


Medical Laboratory Science, formerly the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, is accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 773-714-8880

The program was reviewed in Febuary 2019 and was re-accredited until 2029.

For the past 10 years, 99% of program graduates have passed the national certification examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification and obtained employment or continued their education within one year of graduation.  Click HERE to view charts illustrating enrollment, graduation rates, graduation placement rates, certification examination pass rates and program performance as compared to national averages.

Medical laboratory scientists (medical technologists /medical laboratory scientists) perform analytical tests on blood and body fluids. As vital members of the health care team, they provide information necessary for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Medical Laboratory Science is a profession requiring precise and accurate evaluation techniques and keen problem-solving and judgment skills.

A blend of basic sciences and medicine, the program in Medical Laboratory Science educates and trains students to practice in the disciplines of hematology, immunology/serology, microbiology, chemistry, blood banking, parasitology, mycology, microscopy, and molecular diagnostics. Medical laboratory scientists may practice in hospitals, independent commercial laboratories, clinics, physicians' offices, blood banks, public health departments, ambulatory care centers, industry, and other settings.

Click here to learn about career oportunities for Medical Laboratory Scientists.