B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science Program Requirements and Features

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.

Medical Laboratory Science Courses

MLSC 301 Phlebotomy/Safety: 2 credits
MLSC 310 Intro to Hematology/Coagulation/Body Fluids: 2 credits
MLSC 310L Introduction to Hematology/Coagulation/Body Fluids: 1 credit
MLSC 311 Intro to Clinical Chemistry: 2 credits
MLSC 314 Intro to Immunohematology: 2 credits
MLSC 317 Mycology/Parasite/Virology: 4 credits
MLSC 320 Preclinical Seminar: 1 credit
MLSC 321 Clinical Seminar I Education: 1 credit
MLSC 322 Clinical Seminar II Mgmt: 1 credit
MLSC 332 Medical Bacteriology: 3 credits
MLSC 332L : 1 credit
MLSC 341 Immunology: 4 credits
MLSC 350 Advanced Hematology: 3 credits
MLSC 354 Advanced Immunohematology: 2 credits
MLSC 355 Advanced Clinical Chemistry: 2 credits
MLSC 380 Phlebotomy Rotation: 2 credits
MLSC 382 Clinical Hematology Lab Rotation: 4 credits
MLSC 384 Clinical Chem Lab Rotation: 5 credits
MLSC 385 Clinical Micro Lab Rotation: 4 credits
MLSC 386 Clinical Immunohematology Lab Rotation: 3 credits 
MLSC 388 Clinical Correlations (Clinical): 2 credits
MLSC 399A Senior Project: 1-6 credits ( Optional)
BIOL 345 Molecular Biology: 3 credits
CHEM 380 Physiological Chemistry: 3 credits
BIO 343 - Medical Genomics: 3 credits

Total: 60-66 credits

Science Foundation Courses

BIOL 102 General Biology II: 4 credits
BIOL 211 General Physiology: 4 credits
CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I: 4 credits
MATH 203/203B Biostatistics: 4 credits
CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry II: 4 credits
CHEM 302 Analytical Methods: 4 credits
CHEM 360 Biochemistry: 3 credits
BIOL 320 Microbiology: 4 credits
PHYS 201 General Physics I*: 4 credits
BIOL 307 Genetics/Asterics: 3 credits
BIOL 213  Anatomy and Physiology l  4 credits** 
BIOL 214 Anatomy and Physiology ll:   4 credits **
CHEM 203 Principles of Organic Chemistry:  4 credits***

*Recommended Courses
** may be substituted for Biol 211  General Physiology if the possibility of pursuing medical school or PA programs exists 
*** may be substituted for CHEM 205 and 206, substitution not recommended for those pursuing medical school or PA.

Total: 31-38 credits

General Education Requirements

ENGL 101 English Composition: 3 credits
FYS 101 First-Year Seminar: 3 credits
MATH 109 Precalculus: 4 credits
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I: 4 credits
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II: 4 credits
PHIL 110 Healthcare Ethics: 3 credits
HUM Humanities Core: 3 credits
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology: 3 credits  
SOSC Social Science Core: 3 credits
FA Fine Arts Core: 3 credits
CAPS 390 Capstone: 3 credits
BIOL 100 First-Year Seminar: 3 credits

Total: 31 credits

Total Semester Hours: 122-130