2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.

Medical laboratory scientists are trained to work in clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, immunology, and microbiology with various sub-specialties in each of those major areas. Our program of study consists of 123 credits of coursework designed to provide the knowledge and technical skills necessary to qualify an individual for work in a diagnostic clinical laboratory, in research, or in industry. 

Students complete two years of pre-professional courses in science and general education and two years of professional medical laboratory science coursework. The professional course work includes didactic courses, student laboratory instruction, and clinical experience rotations.

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the ASCP BOC exam to become a board-certified medical laboratory scientist.

Students must complete a capstone course. This course provides an opportunity for students to integrate their knowledge and experience into a culminating research project, clinical project, or practical experience. Students will demonstrate connections between concepts and skills encountered in previous health related coursework to their capstone project and experiences. Students are required to complete all clinical courses in their final semester of the program with a B- or better.  This includes MLSC 4410 MLSC 4429 MLSC 4430 MLSC 4431 , and MLSC 4432 .  Students must also complete a comprehensive exam in MLSC 4410  with a grade of 80% or better.  

The Medical Laboratory Science program has a goal to prepare competent, entry-level ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Scientists. NAACLS accreditation requires that the program achieve a 75% ASCP-BOC passage rate and a 70% graduation rate. 


By completing this program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge & readiness to pass the ASCP certification exam.
  2. Perform practical skills based on entry level competencies in each clinical discipline. 
  3. Demonstrate effective skills in communication, systematic thought, and writing.
  4. Apply positive professional ethics, attitudes, and practices.
  5. Apply research skills applicable to medical laboratory diagnostics and the improvement of patient care. 
  6. Justify a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.  

University Core Curriculum

Majors that comply with the School of Health Sciences (SHS) core will complete the University Core Curriculum with the following restrictions:

Core Competency 5 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

·      C5T2:  HLTH 2230  - Bioethics

Core Competency 7 - The Individual and Society

·      C7T2:  HLTH 2200  - Introduction to US Healthcare

Core Competency 8 - Global and Intercultural Awareness

·      C8T1:  DIET 1175  - Food Nutrition and Culture


Majors that comply with the School of Health Sciences (SHS) core are not restricted in the way that the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement is satisfied.

Additional Requirements

  • Plus 3 credits of free electives.