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Medical Laboratory Sciences


MLS program faculty and students

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences

As a medical laboratory scientist, you will work with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, providing essential information about the presence, extent, or absence of disease, as well as effectiveness of treatment.
Medical laboratory scientists are highly skilled professionals, qualified by academic and applied science education, who use state of the art instrumentation and methodologies to develop, perform, evaluate, and correlate laboratory testing while assuring quality and accuracy.
This B.S. level program is designed to build upon any existing accredited medical laboratory technician (MLT) associate’s degree program, as well as offer opportunities for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or other related science.

What can I do with a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory sciences?

As a medical laboratory scientist, you may work in a variety of environments such as clinical laboratories at hospitals, physician’s offices, reference, and research and biotechnology labs. You may work for governmental agencies, the FDA, public health departments, environmental and agriculture departments, water and sewage treatment, and the CDC.  Nonclinical opportunities include pharmaceuticals, instrument technical representative, product specialist, instrument and product sales, brewer, winemaker, distiller, marketing, and food technology. Opportunities in education and healthcare administration include clinical instructor, health promotion, education coordinator, genetic counseling, infection control, policy analyst, hazardous waste personnel, risk management, health promotion, and quality assurance.

Meet a Professor

Jed Doxtater was hired as program director and assistant clinical faculty for the medical laboratory sciences program at UW-Casper in January 2015. He previously taught courses for the medical laboratory technician program at Casper College, and has worked as a medical laboratory scientist at various labs in Wyoming since 2007. Jed is an alumnus of the University of Montana, earning bachelor’s degrees in microbiology and medical technology in 2007, and of the University of North Dakota, earning his master of medical laboratory science in 2013.

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For more information, contact Jed Doxtater at (307) 268-2505, or email him at

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