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Why ODU for Medical Laboratory Science?

Medical technologists perform a variety of tasks essential to the medical field. These range from simple pre-marital blood tests to more complex tests that uncover diseases such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer.

If you have training and certification from a formal laboratory program, you may have already earned credits to apply toward this degree. Other benefits of this program include:

  • Formal clinical rotations are not required for certified medical laboratory technicians.
  • Our graduates have a high pass rate for the national certification exam.
  • Military experience may count toward credits.
  • Tests are scheduled within a date range rather than a specific date and time. This is crucial for students who must accommodate shift work at a hospital.

Upon graduation with a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science, you are eligible for examination and certification through the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Our degree program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

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Required Courses

To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree requires 120 total credit hours.

You will not have to repeat laboratory components of courses. A clinical rotation is not required if you are a certified medical laboratory technician.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. Exams are scheduled within a date range rather than a specific date and time. All courses follow ODU's regular semester and academic calendar.

Careers in Medical Laboratory Science

Combine your interests in medicine and science for a challenging and rewarding career. This degree can open career opportunities as a:

  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Laboratory Discipline Specialist
  • Educator
  • Researcher

Upon graduation, you are eligible for examination and certification through the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$356 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

Finish your degree with us. We offer the upper division courses required to complete this degree.

Our enrollment team can provide a free, unofficial transfer evaluation for credits you earned in a medical laboratory technician certification program and from other higher education institutions. Military experience may also count for academic credit. Then you can apply those credits toward this degree from ODU.

You can begin this degree program in any semester (spring, summer, or fall).

Get guaranteed admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

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Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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Todd Marville
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Mark Pryor
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