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Medical Laboratory Science, Post-Certification (B.S.M.L.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree completion program (previously medical technology) is available for graduates of accredited associate degree universities and hospital-based or military Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) programs. MLT certification is required for admission. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of local and distant practitioners. Program courses are delivered online to accommodate the schedules of working students.

Medical Laboratory Science, Post-Certification (B.S.M.L.S.)


Description


What is Medical Laboratory Science, Post-Certifiction at ODU like?

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree completion program (previously medical technology) is available for graduates of accredited associate degree universities and hospital-based or military Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) programs. MLT certification is required for admission. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of local and distant practitioners. Program courses are delivered online to accommodate the schedules of working students.

Program Highlights


What makes Medical Laboratory Science, Post-Certifiction at ODU unique?

  • Pursue your degree online asynchronously, permitting flexibility for work schedules

  • No expensive out-of-state tuition fees for out-of-state students

  • Applicants who completed MLT programs with ODU MLS articulation agreements may exempt selected competency courses

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Quality Control Systems Managers

$110,580

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.

Quality Control Analysts

$51,160

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

$122,890

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

MEDIAN SALARY


Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Medical Laboratory Science, Post-Certifiction at ODU?

MLS 310:
Urinalysis and Body Fluids


A study of the chemical, physical and microscopic analysis of human urine and other body fluids, with abnormal results interpreted and correlated to disease processes and cancer cytology of the urinary tract. Prerequisites: BIOL 250 and BIOL 251 or permission of the instructor.

MLS 403W:
Management in the Clinical Setting


A course concerned with organization and management in the clinical setting including personnel supervision, planning, equipment justification, quality assurance, data processing, budgeting, fiscal techniques, marketing, regulatory agencies, educational methodologies, current issues, as well as legal and ethical considerations. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: junior standing and a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

MLS 440:
Statistical Applications and Data Analysis in the Clinical Laboratory


Topics include review of basic statistics used in the laboratory; use of statistics for quality control, reference range determination, method comparisons, test utility assessment, techniques for searching the literature and assessing quality and applicability of published studies; and data organization and retrieval via queries. Students will perform projects, preferably using actual laboratory data, that relate to lecture topics. Prerequisites: STAT 130M and permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Medical Laboratory Science, Post-Certifiction at ODU?

Students entering the BSMLS program in Medical Laboratory Science, Post-Certifiction should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

    • Completed program application form with goals statement
    • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended
    • Overall grade point average
    • Biology and chemistry prerequisite cumulative grade point average
    • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from current or previous employer and preferably one from an academic source)
    • Phone interview after initial pre-screening
    • Documentation of certification as a medical laboratory technician, MLT

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Scholarship


Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply for the following scholarships sponsored by non-ODU organizations:

  • American Proficiency Institute
  • Clinical Laboratory Management Association (Tidewater Chapter)
  • Alpha Mu Tau Honor Fraternity of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology

 

Next Steps


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Program Director


Name:

Barbara Kraj PhD, MLS (ASCP) CMMBCM


Location:

2118 HEALTH SCIENCES BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6039


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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