Medical laboratory professionals are health care detectives. In this program, you will learn to gather evidence and uncover clues needed to effectively diagnose and treat patients.
Why Study MLS at UWF?
Studying medical laboratory science at UWF sets you up for a successful career in a medical lab setting. Many of our students have job offers before they graduate. As the only MLS program in North Florida, hospitals across the Florida Panhandle and the South Alabama area rely on us to help fill positions in this high-demand career.
What You Will Learn
After completing foundational courses in biology and chemistry, you will learn the building blocks of laboratory science in both classroom—and of course—lab settings. You will study hematology, diagnostic microbiology, clinical chemistry, blood banking and more. Strengthen essential workplace skills like teamwork, independence, multi-tasking and communication.
Graduates prepare for a career in a number of exciting laboratory settings. In addition to traditional medical laboratories, you will be ready to work in areas like toxicology, assisted reproductive technology, crime investigation, gene therapy and other emerging fields.