AAS Suggested Course Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for completing your course requirements for the AAS degree, including prerequisite courses during your first/freshman year at WSU. Please see a MLS faculty advisor (626-6118 to schedule an advising appointment) for complete information and advice on course selection.

Track I
This curriculum is intended for students who plan on working in a clinical laboratory after graduation and do not plan on attending medical, physician assistant, dental, veterinay, or graduate school.

 

 1st year / Freshman -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 1113 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Practices 4
 CHEM 1110 - Elementary Chemistry 5
 ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing 3
 MATH 1010
         Or MLS 2003 - Applied Lab Math and Statistics*

3

Total credits   15

 

* MLS 2003 math course does meet the math requirement for an AAS degree in MLS, but does not meet the quantitative literacy (QL) requirement for a BS degree.  Can also be taken during fall semester of sophomore year. 

 

 1st year / Freshman -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 1114 - Principles of  Hematology & Hemostasis 4
 CHEM 1120 - Elementary Chemistry 5
 ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing 3
 HTHS 1110 - Biomedical Core 4
Total credits   16

 

After completing the above courses, you will apply to the MLT program (Medical Laboratory Technician) by April 1.

 

 1st year / Freshman -  summer semester

Credits

 HTHS 1111 - Biomedical Core                                    4
 MICR 1113 - Principles of Microbiology (can be taken online) 3
 Gen.ed. HU/CA/SS/DV 3
Total credits    10

 

 

 2nd year / Sophomore -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 2211 - Principles of Clinical Chemistry I 5
 MLS 2212 - Principles of Clinical Microbiology I                     4
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/DV 3
Total credits   12
 
 2nd year / Sophomore -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 2213- Principles of Clinical Chemistry II 5
 MLS 2214 - Principles of Clinical Microbiology II 4
 MLS 2210 - Principles of  Immunohematology          5
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/DV 3
 MLS 2256 and 2257 - Supervised Clinical Experience ** 2
Total credits   19

 

 ** Supervised Clinical Experience (also called practicums) consist of two weeks in a hospital or clinic lab.

After completing the above courses, 1) you will be eligible to receive your Associate of Applied Science degree and graduate from the MLT program, and 2) you will apply to the Bachelor of Science Medical Laboratory Scientist program (MLS) by April 1.




Track II - pre-professional
This curriculum is intended only for students interested in attending medical, physician assistant, dental, veterinay, or graduate school.

 

 1st year / Freshman -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 1113 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Practices         4
 CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I 5
 ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing 3
 MATH 1050 - College Algebra 4
Total credits   16

 

 

 1st year / Freshman -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 1114 - Principles of  Hematology & Hemostasis 4
 CHEM 1220 - Principles of Chemistry II 5
 ZOOL 2100 - Anatomy 5
 ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing 3
Total credits   17

 

After completing the above courses, you will apply to the MLT program (Medical Laboratory Technician) by April 1.

 

 1st year / Freshman - summer semester

Credits

 ZOOL 2200 - Human Physiology 5
 MICR 2054 - Principles of Microbiology                                  4
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/DV  3
Total credits   12

 

 

 2nd year / Sophomore -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 2211 - Principles of Clinical Chemistry I 5
 MLS 2212 - Principles of Clinical Microbiology I                     4
 ZOOL 1110 - Principles of Zoology I 4
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/DV 3
Total credits   16

 

 

 2nd year / Sophomore -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 2213- Principles of Clinical Chemistry II 5
 MLS 2214 - Principles of Clinical Microbiology II 4
 MLS 2210 - Principles of Clinical Immunohematology 5
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/DV 3
 MLS 2256 and 2257 - Supervised Clinical Experience ** 2
Total credits   19

 

** Supervised Clinical Experience (also called practicums) consist of two weeks in a hospital or clinic lab.

After completing the above courses, 1) you will be eligible to receive your Associate of Applied Science degree and graduate from the MLT program, and 2) you will apply to the Bachelor of Science Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) program by April 1.

 

 2nd year / Sophomore - summer semester

Credits

 
 MATH 1080 - QL Pre-calculus

5
 CHEM 2310 - Organic Chemistry 5
Total credits   10

 

 

 


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