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Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelors’ degrees provide students with broad-based knowledge in clinical and basic sciences so they may immediately enter the field as laboratory scientists providing health care research and support.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

In addition to the bachelor’s program, Medical Laboratory Science students can earn post-baccalaureate certificates which qualify them to take national certification examinations. Certificate programs include:

What can I expect to learn in the Medical Laboratory Science program at GW?

The program’s curriculum is designed to teach students the responsibilities of laboratory professionals. This includes performing, developing, evaluating, correlating and assuring accuracy of laboratory information; directing and supervising clinical laboratory resources and operations; and collaborating in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

What is the Medical Laboratory Science learning community like at GW?

Although our distance students are not on campus, they are important members of the GW family. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing superior education and to nurturing not only intellectual growth, but also personal and professional development.

What can I do in the Medical Laboratory Science field?

Our graduates are qualified and prepared to provide the support needed for patient diagnosis and research into human health. They can also manage financial, operations, marketing and human resources aspects of the clinical laboratory.


  • Get Certified
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    Get Certified

    Because GW is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, graduates are eligible to take national clinical laboratory scientist and medical technologist certification examinations.

  • Innovative Instruction
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    Innovative Instruction

    Our program combines online coursework with hands-on clinical instruction in hospital laboratories.

Why Choose GW?

“I was looking for a university diverse enough to work within my schedule and reputable enough to feel pride in as an alumni. I also needed a great school that I could attend without relocating my family.”

-Melanie Nevins, '06 CLS graduate

“When I found out I could go to a phenomenal school like GW while working full-time and even still when called away to active duty by the Army, I felt I could climb any mountain.”
-Jessica Reinhardt,'06 CLS graduate

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