Build a strong foundation to launch your medical laboratory career

Mercy College’s Pre-Medical Laboratory Science track within the Bachelor of Science in Biology program is designed to equip students with the skills needed to become a medical laboratory scientist (MLS), also known as a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS). These professionals play a crucial role in analyzing lab data to identify the presence or absence of disease. With their expertise as highly skilled analysts, they assist physicians in determining the most effective treatment plans based on scientific evidence.

Gain Specialized Skills and Opportunities

In this program, students embark on a journey tailored to their career aspirations. Through specialized coursework and hands-on experiences, they acquire the necessary skills to enter the workforce, pursue further education, or explore various career paths within the medical laboratory field.

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  • New digital X-ray equipment and virtual reality lab.

  • $100,890

    median annual pay for Medical Laboratory Scientists in 2023

  • Strong focus on student success with 1:1 support from experienced faculty.

  • Among the Top 10%

    of colleges ranked for Return on Investment, according to Georgetown University.

    Mercy College Scores Near Top On Return On Investment

Take the first step toward your MLS career with Mercy’s Medical Laboratory Science program

Prepare for Your Career

The demand for pre-Medical Laboratory Science professionals is projected to surge by 10% from 2022 to 2032, far exceeding the average growth rate. With approximately 7,500 annual openings anticipated over the decade, investing in our medical laboratory science program is a strategic move for your future.Median pay surpasses $100,890 per year, highlighting the rewarding prospects in this field.


Invest in your future

Ranked among the top colleges for return on investment according to Georgetown University, our Pre-Medical Laboratory Science program at Mercy College guarantees a flourishing investment. Explore fee estimates and uncover how our Pre-Med track paves the way to a significant reward.

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Explore Health Pathways

Explore our specialized Pre-Medical Laboratory Science track alongside other health science pathways at Mercy College. Our Biology degree provides a robust foundation for careers in medicine and related fields. Join us at our upcoming online information session to learn more about our program options and find the right path for your future.

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Unlock insights into your future at Mercy College by scheduling a discussion with our Admissions team. Delve into our array of comprehensive healthcare programs, including our renowned Pre-Medical Laboratory Science program.

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Professional Clinical Laboratory Science Organizations

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)

The mission of ASCLS is to make a positive impact in health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.


National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science is committed to being the premier international agency for accreditation and approval of education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health care professions.

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    Charlotte Wright
    Bachelor of Science in Biology

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