Medical Laboratory Science B.S.


Medical Laboratory Science is a vital component of the healthcare system that utilizes laboratory-based tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease. Medical Laboratory Scientists are trained to perform, analyze and interpret a wide variety of tests to provide information about diseases such as diabetes, cancer and infections as well as screen blood and blood products for transfusions. This major is designed to prepare students for applied careers in the medical laboratory, biomedical and public health industries.

The major offers significant experiential learning opportunities at medical centers that include Lifespan (Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital), CharterCARE (Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center), and the Rhode Island Blood Center.