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Medical Laboratory Science

Student with Microscope

The WVU Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, is a four-year program which provides an intensive combination of lectures, laboratories, and clinical experience. The first two years can be completed at the WVU main campus, one of the WVU regional campuses or any regionally accredited college or university. Courses taken in the first two years include biology (8 hours), inorganic chemistry (8 hours), organic chemistry (CHEM 231 or organic chemistry I and II), college algebra or higher, introductory statistics, and the general education requirements. For specific requirements please go to Future Students.

The second two years are based at the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center and include lectures and student laboratory experience and clinical experience at one of the program’s affiliated laboratories. The affiliated laboratories are located in Charleston, WV, the WVU Eastern Division, Pittsburgh, PA., Latrobe, PA, Greensburg, PA, and Clarksburg, WV. During the clinical experience, students will apply their knowledge and skills by using state-of-the-art medical equipment to perform laboratory procedures under the supervision of a clinical instructor.

Students are assigned to their clinical rotation sites upon their admission to the program. Students who are assigned to off-campus sites will relocate to those sites for the final semester of the senior year. Students are responsible for their own housing.

There are two areas of emphasis for the Bachelor of Science degree in the Medical Laboratory Science :
Clinical Laboratory Scientists analyze, develop and perform medical laboratory tests and evaluate results on blood and bodily fluids.   Histotechnologists are responsible for routine and specialized procedures on tissue and autopsy specimens for diagnosis.


For more information on the WVU Medical Laboratory Science program please call (304) 293-2069 or send an email to bkirby@hsc.wvu.edu

Medical Laboratory Science
West Virginia University
2163E Health Sciences North
P.O. Box 9211
Morgantown, WV 26506-9211
 

The Medical Laboratory Science programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

NAACLS
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL, 60018-5119
(847) 939-3597
info@naacls.org