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The Cutting Edge of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Hospital labs across Central Florida will be your classrooms in our medical laboratory science program. Here, you’ll learn on the cutting edge of health care within the AdventHealth system, working alongside practicing laboratory scientists in state-of-the-art hospital labs. You’ll gain more than expert mentorship – you’ll share in our passion for healing and caring for one’s whole health – in body, mind and spirit.
While working toward your bachelor’s degree in laboratory science from AdventHealth University, you’ll study a wide variety of fields to help you identify, treat and prevent disease. That includes:

  • Advanced clinical microbiology
  • Hematology
  • Immunohematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Hemostasis
  • Immunodiagnostics
  • Research
  • Laboratory management
  • Quality control

Plus, you’ll have complete support from faculty as you prepare for The American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) exam.
Over 80% of graduates from AHU’s clinical programs go on to work in the AdventHealth system of care, with some locations offering signing bonuses. Also, students may qualify for up to $12,000 of student loan payback through employment at AdventHealth.  

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Our Accreditation

AdventHealth University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. AdventHealth University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of AdventHealth University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling Call404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Additionally, the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences program has been approved by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA). The MLS program has applied for accreditation by The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Jobs in Laboratory Science

Are you a lab tech or health care worker looking for new professional challenges? A bachelor’s degree in laboratory science can help you advance your career in an in-demand field. Are you a high school student who likes solving puzzles and enjoys biology, chemistry or molecular science? Medical laboratory sciences may be a good fit for you.

Jobs in laboratory science include:

  • Hospitals
  • Independent or reference laboratories
  • Blood banks
  • Laboratory device manufacturers
  • Federal or state regulation agencies
  • Medical practices and health clinics
  • Veterinary medical lab hospitals

When you earn your degree in laboratory science and pass your exam, you’ll be an in-demand medical professional. Employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 17 percent over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, median annual pay for medical lab scientists is $91,310, according to the Bureau.

What Employers Say


This field is for those who really love science and love solving medical problems. Our medical lab scientists play such an integral role in diagnosis and healing for our patients and families.

Author name Julie Hess

Author title Vice President of Laboratory Services for AdventHealth's Central Florida Division

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Gain the hands-on skills and personalized mentorship to succeed in your health care career. At AdventHealth University, you can earn your degree in laboratory sciences in just three years and prepare for rewarding, fast growing jobs in laboratory science.