Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Online & Satellite Campus - UW Casper (Hybrid Delivery)


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Earn Your MLS Degree Online

A Medical Laboratory Sciences degree equips you to perform diagnostic testing that allows doctors to offer relevant care to their patients. It’s the perfect compliment for students majoring in biology, chemistry, or other related sciences. The program is the only one of its kind in the state of Wyoming that also allows hybrid, flexible online learning and benefits from a 100% job placement rate.

About the B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science Program at UW

Medical Laboratory Scientists are the detectives of the healthcare world. They’re tasked with analyzing the results of a multitude of diagnostic exams that empower doctors to recommend timely care for their patients. The MLS program at the University of Wyoming dives deep into the course content students need to fully immerse themselves in the lab world. 

Disciplines covered include clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, serology, urinalysis and body fluids, molecular methods, laboratory management, clinical research design and laboratory education methodologies.


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The UW-Casper Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 773-714-8880.


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Supervised, practical application is crucial to ensuring MLS students are equipped with the right knowledge to take on challenging real-world problems. For this reason, each student will complete a 14-week clinical practicum rotation at one of our clinical affiliate sites located throughout the region as part of their degree. Students participate in an observational rotation at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory, to engage in advanced, high-complexity testing methodologies and biohazard training. Research opportunities are available to our MLS students through the Wyoming Idea Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program. Our graduates enter the workforce ready to face challenges.

In addition to your practicum, these are just a few of the courses you may take:

  • Molecular Methodologies
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Laboratory Management
  • Immunohematology

View the full Medical Laboratory Science degree program curriculum.

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What can you do with a Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor Degree?

MLS degrees are ideal for students that love science and enjoy problem-solving. Graduates will work in healthcare environments that require analysis of testing data used by hospitals, clinics, biotech companies, or research institutions. They’ll be responsible for translating test results into actionable insight that improves the lives of patients. An MLS degree can be an affordable entrance into the healthcare field that still allows you to make a significant difference in the world.

Medical Laboratory Science Careers

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Clinical Systems Analyst
  • Educator
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Computer Applications Specialist
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Private Consultant
  • Clinical Research Specialist


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Notable UW Alumni Employers

  • Banner Health System
  • UC Health System
  • Monument Health System
  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
  • Memorial Hospital of Converse County
  • Campbell County Health System
  • University of Wyoming
  • Casper College


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Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights

The hybrid nature of the MLS degree allows students to access coursework from anywhere in the state or region. Occasional visits to the Casper campus will be required to engage in exciting lab experiences. The MLS program isn’t simply the only one of its kind in the state; it’s also an exceptional opportunity for future laboratorians. Here are a couple of notable highlights:

Experienced Faculty, Individual Attention

MLS faculty is composed of experienced, certified laboratory professionals that serve as educators and mentors. From advising to clinical placement and career guidance, MLS faculty supports student growth and academic success. They ground the robust academic curriculum of our program with useful lab applications and offer a level of individualized instruction that sets the program apart from most in the region.

Modern, Renovated Facilities

The newly renovated facilities at Aley Hall contain the necessary equipment to train competent laboratorians. The program provides access to modern tools that include automated instrumentation, semi-automated analyzers and the latest laboratory-specific computer software. 



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