Goals and Competencies

  • To provide educational excellence in the discipline of Medical Laboratory Sciences for Arkansas and beyond, continually striving for excellence in teaching, research/scholarly activities, and professional and community service
  • To maintain educational excellence in the clinical laboratory science curriculum that addresses current and emergent knowledge and skills to provide the student with competencies to pass with high scores the national certification examinations and to begin professional work as an entry-level, baccalaureate-prepared, laboratory scientist
  • To produce graduates who are effective communicators with all members of the health care team
  • To instill in our graduates the highest standards of performance and professional ethics
  • To develop in our students creative and critical thinking skills needed to promote sound and independent judgments
  • To maintain and develop new partnerships with clinical affiliates and the biotechnology industry to provide for continuing education and laboratory training opportunities
  • To foster leadership through personal examples and to provide a source of leadership knowledge and guidance in medical technology/clinical laboratory sciences
  • To work collaboratively with medical researchers in cutting-edge projects leading to innovations in biotechnology and contribute to sustaining the growth of the laboratory science profession

Current Annual Student Outcomes include

  • 100 % job placement or continued on to complete a graduate or other type of professional program

The goal defining minimum expectations for this program is to prepare competent entry-level Medical Laboratory Scientist in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behavior learning domains. Further, this program will provide quality instruction and professional education in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences so graduates will be qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists.