Bachelor of Health ScienceMedical Laboratory Science, Pre-professional

Medical lab scientist

Pre-professional track for students interested in medical or graduate school.


The pre-professional MLS degree program includes the recommended prerequisites for graduate or medical school, in addition to courses in Medical Laboratory Science. Graduates of this program receive the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree but are not required to complete the clinical internship, and are therefore not eligible for MLS certification; however, they may return at a later date for the one-semester internship and would then be certification-eligible.

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science also offers a visiting student program, a medical sciences track for students interested in medical school and an accelerated second-degree option for those who already have a bachelor’s degree. For information about any of the curriculum options, contact us at or 502.272.8357.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum science-math grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Official transcripts for all college course work.
  • An application for admission to the Medical Laboratory Science degree program, two letters of recommendation and personal statement. (Note: admission to Bellarmine University does not automatically admit a student into the Medical Laboratory Science Program.)
  • A personal interview, if requested by the MLS Admissions Committee.
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Technical Standards for Admission and Retention

Since a degree in Medical Laboratory Science attests to the mastery of knowledge and skills, graduates must possess the essential knowledge and skills to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and render a wide spectrum of patient care in a safe and effective manner. Learn more about the Technical Standards.


National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont IL 60018-5119
Fax: 773.714.8886


Karen Golemboski, Ph.D., MLS (ASCP)CM • 502.272.8387

Mailing Address
Medical Laboratory Science Department
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205