May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Science Certificate

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The MLS Certificate Program prepares post-bachelor students to meet the entry-level competencies necessary to perform the full range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as Clinical Chemistry, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunology, Immunohematology/Transfusion Medicine, Microbiology, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, Laboratory Operations, and other emerging fields in laboratory medicine. MLS graduates have opportunities not only in hospital laboratories but also in industry, research, public health, government, information systems, consulting, reference (private) laboratories, education, and many other fields.

Students who complete the MLS Certificate Program are eligible to write the national Board of Certification examination sponsored by the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology).

The MLS Certificate Program is comprised of lectures and student laboratories on the Berrien Springs campus and a clinical practicum in the relevant certificate area at an affiliated hospital or clinical laboratory site.

Refer to the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences website for the MLS Certificate Program Year Calendar.

Accreditation: The Andrews University Program for Medical Laboratory Sciences holds accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880 fax (773) 714-8886, e-mail at or the Web at

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