BS Medical Laboratory Science | Online

Have A Question?

To request more information about LSU Alexandria and our programs, please fill out this form or email

By Email (click link) or Phone

IET Helpdesk

ASMLS to BSMLS Program | Online

Graduates of medical laboratory science programs are trained professionals that provide laboratory information, obtained through laboratory testing, to physicians to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of diseases. Medical laboratory scientists generate data in laboratory disciplines that include hematology, clinical microscopy, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, immunology/serology, bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, virology, and molecular diagnostics.

The Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (ASMLS) to Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (BSMLS) is a transition degree that allows students licensed as Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT/CLT) by a United States certification agency, and with at least one year of experience as a laboratory generalist to earn the BSMLS. The goals of this program are to facilitate educational mobility for laboratory professionals, and to equip students with knowledge and skills that will make them eligible for employment as Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS). Twenty six hours of credit will be awarded to students who are graduates of an associate degree program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (; telephone (773)714-8880; FAX (773)714-8886, and hold current U.S. certification as an MLT.

Although all Medical Laboratory Science (MLSC) courses are offered online, students may need to take biology and organic chemistry courses not currently offered online by Louisiana State University of Alexandria (LSUA). In such cases, students should contact the ASMLS/BSMLS Program Coordinator at (318)473-6466 for advising as to transfer equivalency of such courses taken at other universities. In addition, MLSC project courses taken during the final year of the program may require the assignment of a preceptor. In such cases, the Program Coordinator will work with students to find a preceptor at, or as close as possible, to their current work sites.

For more information, please visit the, BS Medical Laboratory Science Program Website.