Program Information

The following documents contain information on the MLS profession, curriculum, and suggested schedule of courses to complete the degree program.

Online Catalog
The official program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences is available online in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.


Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Completion of the UCF General Education Program and Foreign Language Admission requirements
  • Completion of all prerequisite course requirements with a minimum grade of ā€œCā€
  • A combined GPA of 2.5 in prerequisites and the major courses

Important: Please note that admission to the University does not constitute admittance into the upper-division, limited-access Medical Laboratory Sciences program. The limited access is due to low student-clinical instructor ratio limits required for accreditation.


Common Program Prerequisites

The following prerequisite courses MUST be completed prior to entering the professional phase of this upper-division limited-access program. A minimum grade of ā€œCā€ MUST be achieved in prerequisite courses. A GPA of 2.5 in prerequisites and the major courses is also required.

  • Biology I with Lab
  • Chemistry Fundamentals I and II
  • Chemistry Fundamentals Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Laboratory Techniques I
  • General Microbiology with Lab
  • Human Anatomy with Lab
  • Human Physiology with Lab
  • College Algebra
  • Statistical Methods I

Application Process

Please contact the Medical Laboratory Sciences leadership team for information on the application process. Applications to the professional phase of the program are separate from university admissions processes and are collected via an online application every Spring Semester. At this time our Class of 2026 cohort is full and we are not accepting applications.

In addition to the online application, students must obtain academic and professional references, along with an interview.

  • Reference Information
    • Use the link above to download and complete the reference forms for each of your references that will aid in determining your academic ability. A total of three (3) references are required. A minimum of two (2) references must be from science professors; one (1) employer or non-science professor reference is acceptable. 
    • *References from personal acquaintances, co-workers, high school teachers, volunteer and unpaid internship supervisors, and teaching assistants are not acceptable references.


Outcome Data

UCF MLS Program Outcomes

 Class of 2021Class of 2022Class of 2023Three-Year Average
ASCP-BOC Exam Pass Rate90%96%92%93%
Graduate Rate**97%100%100%99%
Job Placement Rate***100%100%100%100%

**For students who entered the final half of the professional phase of the program.

***For those seeking employment in field.

For any further questions please contact the Medical Laboratory Sciences program.