Medical Laboratory Sciences

When you earn a degree in medical laboratory sciences (MLS) from Fontbonne, you have the opportunity to aid in the diagnosis and potential treatment of human diseases. In this highly specialized field, you will be part of a team working with pathogens, cells, tissues and genes. Fontbonne has partnered with Mercy Hospital to offer this program in accredited, teaching-hospital laboratories, giving students the science background and the clinical experience needed to be part of this exciting field.

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Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Highlights

  • 3-year program of study at Fontbonne with fourth year at Mercy Hospital for a bachelor’s degree in MLS
  • Small, interactive classes
  • Faculty as mentors
  • Real-world experiences and observations
  • New, state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Accredited, teaching hospital laboratory partnerships
  • Preparation for highly specialized, in-demand careers

Medical Laboratory Sciences Course Samples

  • BIO 196

    Biology Seminar I

    2 credits

    This course will provide first-year biology students with an overview of opportunities in biology careers as well as exposure to current research areas of the department. This seminar will familiarize students with scientific
    presentation and writing formats.

  • BIO 318

    Cell and Molecular Biology

    3 credits

    Study of fine structures, metabolism, physical, and chemical activities of cells and subcellular structures. Prerequisites: Introductory biology course; BIO 114.

  • CHM 213

    Organic Chemistry II Lab

    2 credits

    Laboratory experience to accompany CHM 212. Must be taken concurrently with CHM 212 or by consent of the department chair. Prerequisites: CHM210, CHM211.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Career Opportunities

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