Medical Laboratory Sciences

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Program Information

The Medical Laboratory Science (CLS) program at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, leads to a Bachelor of Health Science in Medical Laboratory Science. The CLS program has recently been reactivated to meet the growing demand for Certified Medical Laboratory Scientists in Northeast Kansas and beyond.

The program requires three years of pre-requisite coursework, including a minimum of 16 hours of biology and 16 hours of chemistry. Once in the program, students will spend 11 weeks at the University of Nebraska's Medical Center in Omaha to begin their coursework, laboratory introduction and rotations.

Upon returning to Topeka, students will complete the remaining coursework online through the University of Nebraska's Blackboard course management system as well as completion of nine months of clinical training at assigned affiliate hospitals. The Medical Laboratory Science Program requires 43 credit hours once students begin the program.

Some students choose to complete B.S. degree requirements before applying to the CLS program. These students should contact the CLS adviser for further information.


Clinical rotations will be at one of the following Topeka area hospitals: 

  • Saint Francis Health Center, Topeka
  • Stormont -Vail HealthCare, Topeka


The Medical Laboratory Science program through its partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).   

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