The MLS 3+1 emphasis area is designed for students who wish to earn a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences, and become board certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Certified Medical Lab Scientists are in very high demand. Most are employed in hospitals, but private laboratories, government agencies, industrial and pharmaceutical laboratories offer alternative career opportunities.
Students who pursue this emphasis area complete three years of course work at Missouri S&T. The fourth year of clinical/professional study takes place at an affiliated accredited school of medical technology. Students who wish to complete this emphasis area will apply to University affiliated clinical programs in their third year, and must be accepted into a clinical program in order to complete this emphasis area. Students who are interested in the MLS 3+1 emphasis area should seek advisement early in their degree program from the Biological Sciences MLS 3+1 emphasis area advisor (contact email@example.com) to insure adherence to special program requirements.