Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

Degree Awarded: 
Bachelor's Degree

To learn more about the faculty and staff of the Medical Laboratory Science Program, click here.
To see the Medical Laboratory Sciences section in the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Catalog, click here.

Laboratory tests play an important role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. Medical Laboratory Scientists perform these tests in conjunction with pathologists and other physicians or scientists who specialize in clinical chemistry, microbiology or other biological sciences.

Medical Laboratory Scientists also develop data on the blood, tissues and fluids of the human body by using a variety of precision instruments and techniques. As with all scientific work, Medical Laboratory Scientists assume responsibility and are held accountable for accurate results.

Program Mission: 

The mission of the Medical Laboratory Science Program is to prepare ethical, knowledgeable, competent, and caring laboratory scientists who possess a broad knowledge base in the laboratory science field and are prepared to provide excellent patient care to a diverse population of individuals. 

Medical Laboratory Science Vision:

Graduates of the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Science Program will be employees of choice for the medical, research and reference laboratory fields.

Program Goals Intro: 

Graduates of the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Science Program will be nationally recognized as employees of choice for the medical, research and reference laboratory fields.

Contact Information: 
  • Laura Link, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, CHES
    Program Director
    lrlink@jchs.edu  
    Delivers: Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology, Lab Operations
     
  • Kimberly A. Whiter, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
    Program Educator
    kawhiter@jchs.edu
    Delivers: Clinical Chemistry, Immunohematology, Body Fluids, Hemostasis, Hematology, Urinalysis, Lab Operations, Education
     
  • Patrick Iarossi, MT(ASCP)
    Instructor
    plIarossi@carilionclinic.org
    Delivers: Microbiology Student Lab, Immunology, Hematology, Urinalysis
Admission Requirements: 
  • Click here for the general information on admissions requirements.