Medical Laboratory Science Department

As a Medical Laboratory Scientist you will be a LIFESAVER! Most medical decisions are based on laboratory test results generated by Medical Laboratory Scientists (formerly known as Medical Technologists or Clinical Laboratory Scientists). They apply skill and instrumentation to analyze blood cells and body fluids, to identify disease-causing bacteria and viruses, and to perform testing prior to transfusions and transplantation. MLS graduates are employed primarily in hospital laboratories, but also enjoy career opportunities in biomedical research, forensics, biotechnology, toxicology, health care administration, pharmaceuticals and other industries. An MLS degree also provides excellent preparation for medical, dental, or graduate school. The Medical Laboratory Science program includes coursework and laboratory instruction in clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, hematology, clinical immunology and immunohematology (blood banking). MLS students experience a one-semester clinical internship at one or more of our affiliated Louisville-area hospitals (see below).

Learning Outcomes

Bellarmine MLS graduates will:
  1. Establish a personal scientific knowledge base that prepares them to read, to interpret, and to utilize scientific knowledge in clinical practice.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking abilities. 
  3. Perform laboratory tests with accuracy and precision.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate ethical and professional behavior.

Clinical Affiliates

  • Our clinical affiliates include: Baptist Hospital, Louisville KY; Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville, IN; Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany, IN; Jewish Hospital, Louisville KY; Norton Hospital, Louisville KY; University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville KY; and Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville KY.


  • Karen Golemboski, Ph.D., MLS (ASCP)CM, Chair, Professor (email
  • Daniel Golemboski, Ph.D., Associate Professor (email)
  • Usha Chatterjee, M.D., MLS(ASCP)CM, Assistant Professor (email)


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

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