Medical Laboratory Sciences


A medical laboratory scientist (MLS), also known as a medical technologist or clinical laboratory scientist, works to analyze a variety of biological specimens. They are responsible for performing scientific testing on samples and reporting results to physicians.


Degree options

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Master of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Special Program

UTSA and UT Health San Antonio have an Early Acceptance Program for the Master’s of Medical Laboratory Science.

MLSEAP program page


Before applying to a medical lab sciences programs, schools will expect you to establish academic readiness through undergraduate coursework. Medical Lab Sciences schools will have specific coursework that is required for admission.

Research the requirements of the schools where you plan to apply for course requirements will and can vary from school to school. You can consult the individual school websites for information on admission requirements.

Math and Science Pre-requisite requirements for UT Health San Antonio

Biology requirements

BIO 1203 + BIO 1201(lab) and

BIO 1223 (new course numbers effective fall 2022*)

BIO 2313

MMI 3713 + MMI 3722 (lab)  (previously BIO 3713 + 3722)

BIO 3413 ( recommended) or 6 hours of combined Anatomy & Physiology: BIO 2053 + BIO 2063

Chemistry requirements

CHE 1103 + CHE 1121 (lab)

CHE 1113 + CHE 1131 (lab)

 Organic Chemistry

CHE 2603 + CHE 2612 (lab)


BIO 3513 or CHE 3303 or CHE 3313

 Statistics (Approved courses)

STA 1053 or STA 1403

 Mathematics requirements

MAT 1093

*BIO 1404 and BIO 1414 (previous Biology course numbers still meet approved Biology pre-requisites)

* (UTSA catalog pre-requisite required: CHE 3643)




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