Medical Laboratory Science Courses

Summary of requirements

Total semester hours: 121-128

Completion of the Medical Laboratory Science degree requires 28 weeks of supervised clinical work in a hospital laboratory, provided by our clinical affiliates.

Since the curriculum includes laboratory work done under professional supervision, the degree candidate not only must satisfy the customary expectations of academic work but also must meet the high-quality standards demanded of a professional medical laboratory scientist. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7. MLS students are required to maintain a grade of C or better in all required courses. MLS students must pass a comprehensive pre-clinical examination prior to pursuing their clinical rotations.

Individual professional liability is recommended of each student and can be purchased through the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). Criminal background checks and/or drug screening may be required before clinical rotations. A background check that is not “clear” may preclude rotations at some hospitals and prevents employment at most healthcare facilities.

As a closure requirement for graduation, students must pass a comprehensive department examination covering all aspects of clinical laboratory science. However, issuing of the degree is not contingent on passing any type of external certification or licensure examination.

General education requirements

Course Credits
ENGL 101 Academic Writing 3
FYS 101 First-Year Seminar 3
MATH 106 College Algebra 3
MATH 109 Precalculus 4
CHEM 123 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 124 General Chemistry II 4
PHIL 110 Healthcare Ethics 3
HUM Humanities Core 3
PSYC 380 Biological Psychology 3
SOSC Social Science Core 3
FA Fine Arts Core 3
CAPS 390 Capstone 3
BIOL 100 First-Year Seminar 3
Total 39

Science foundation courses

Course Credits
BIOL 102 General Biology II 4
BIOL 211 General Physiology 4
CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I 4
MATH 203/203B Biostatistics 4
CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 302 Analytical Methods 4
CHEM 360 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 380 Physiologic Chemistry 3
BIOL 320 Microbiology 4
PHYS 201 General Physics I* 4
BIOL 307 Genetics 3
Total 31-38

*Recommended courses

Medical Laboratory Science courses

Course Credits
MLSC 341 Immunology 4
MLSC 332 Medical Bacteriology 4
CHEM 380 Physiological Chemistry 4
MLSC 314 Intro to Immunohematology 2
MLSC 310 Intro to Hematology/Hemostasis 2
BIOL 345 Molecular Biology 3
MLSC 311 Intro to Clinical Chemistry 2
MLSC 317 Mycology/Parasite/Virology 4
MLSC 301 Phlebotomy/Safety 2
MLSC 350 Advanced Hematology 3
MLSC 355 Advanced Clinical Chemistry 2
MLSC 354 Advanced Immunohematology 2
MLSC 320 Preclinical Seminar 1
MLSC 321 Clinical Seminar I Education 1
MLSC 322 Clinical Seminar II Mgmt 1
MLSC 380 Phlebotomy Rotation 2
MLSC 388 Clinical Correlations (Clinical) 2
MLSC 384 Clinical Chem Lab Rotation 5
MLSC 386 Clinical Immunohematology Lab Rotation 3
MLSC 382 Clinical Hematology Lab Rotation 4
MLSC 385 Clinical Micro Lab Rotation 4
Total 57

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