BS Suggested Course Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for completing your course requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory sciences, assuming you have completed the Associate of Applied Science. Please see an MLS faculty advisor for complete information and advice on course selection.


Track I - Four semester pattern for Junior and Senior Years
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, veterinary, or graduate school.  After completing the courses required for an AAS in medical laboratory sciences, you will take the following courses in your 3rd / Jr. and 4th / Sr. years in the program:

 

 3rd year / Junior -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 3302 Biostatistics, Research Methods, and Laboratory Practices 4
 MLS 4409 Clinical Correlations* 1
 MLS 4411 Simulated Laboratory I 4
 Gen Ed. Computer Info. Literacy NTM 1701, 02, 03 & LIBS 1704           4
Total credits   13

 

 

 3rd year / Junior -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 4412 MLS Simulated Laboratory II 4
 MLS 4415 Laboratory Teaching and Supervision   3
 MLS 4410 Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams* 3
 MLS 4453 & MLS 4454 Supervised Clinical Experience I & II 2
 Gen ed - HU/CA/SS/AI 3
Total credits   15

 

 

 4th year / Senior -  fall semester 

Credits

 MLS 3310 Advanced Immunohematology 4
 MLS 3313 Advanced Hematology and Hemostasis 4
 HAS 4400 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration  3/
     OR HIM 3200 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
 Gen. ed - HU/CA/SS/AI 3
Total credits   14

 

 

 4th year /  Senior -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 3314 Advanced Clinical Chemistry 3
 MLS 3316 Advanced Clinical Micro & Molecular Diagnostic 4
 MLS 3810 Clinical Laboratory Immunology and Virology 4
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/AI 3
Total credits   14

*MLS 4803 and MLS 4804 Research Projects I and II (two credit hours each) can be substituted for MLS 4409 Clinical Correlations (one credit hour) and MLS 4410 Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams (3 credits)


Track I
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Three semester accelerated pattern for Junior and Senior Years
This curriculum is intended for students who have completed all but one or two BS general education courses. You do not need department approval, however, you are required to meet with a MLS advisor to review your course load.
After completing the courses required for an AAS in clinical laboratory sciences, you will take the following MLS and support courses in your 3rd / Jr. and 4th / Sr. years in the program:

 

 3rd year / Junior -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 3302 Biostatistics, Research Methods, and Laboratory Practices 4
 MLS 4411 MLS Simulated Laboratory I   4
 MLS 4409 Clinical Correlations*                                   1
 MLS 4453 & MLS 4454 Supervised Clinical Experience I and II** 2
 Gen. ed HU/CA/SS/AI 3
Total credits   14

 

 

 3rd year / Junior -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 3314 Advanced Clinical Chemistry 3
 MLS 3316 Advanced Clinical Micro & Molecular Diagnostics   4
 MLS 4412 MLS Simulated Laboratory II 4
 MLS 4415 Laboratory Teaching and Supervision  3
 MLS 4410 Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams* 3
 MLS 3810 Clinical Laboratory Immunology and Virology 4
Total credits   21

 

 

 4th year / Senior -  fall semester 

Credits

 MLS 3310 Advanced Immunohematology 4
 MLS 3313 Advanced Hematology and Hemostasis                   4
 HAS 4400 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration  3/
      OR HIM 3200 Epidemiology and Biostatistics   3
 Gen. ed HU/CA/SS/AI 3
Total credits   14

* MLS 4803 and MLS 4804 Research Projects I and II (two credit hours each) can be substituted for MLS 4409 Clinical Correleations (one credit hour) and MLS 4410 Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams (3 credits)

** Supervised Clinical Experience I & II will be completed during the summer following your 3rd year, spring semester.

 


Track I
-
Two semester accelerated pattern for Junior Year
This curriculum is intended for students who have completed all B.S. general education and MLS support courses. You must have a MLS GPA of 3.5 or above and a passing score on the MLT ASCP certification exam. You must apply for the accelerated program when you submit your application to the BS and Department approval is required.
After completing the courses required for an AAS in clinical laboratory sciences, you will take the following MLS courses in your 3rd / Jr. in the program:

 2rd yr. / Sophomore -  summer semester or 3rd yr. / Junior - spring

Credits

 HIM 3200 Epidemiology and Biostatistics***  3/
     OR HAS 4400 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration**** 3
Total credits   3



 
 3rd year / Junior -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 3302 Biostatistics, Research Methods, and Laboratory Practices 4
 MLS 3310 Advanced Immunohematology 4
 MLS 3313 Advanced Hematology and Hemostasis 4
 MLS 4409 Clinical Correlations* 1
 MLS 4411 MLS Simulated Laboratory I   4
 MLS 4453 & MLS 4454 Supervised Clinical Experience I & II**                    2
Total credits   19

 

 

 3rd year / Junior -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 3314 Advanced Clinical Chemistry 3
 MLS 3316 Advanced Clinical Micro & Molecular Diagnostics 4
 MLS 4412 MLS Simulated Laboratory II 4
 MLS 4415 Laboratory Teaching and Supervision  3
 MLS 4410 Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams* 3
 MLS 3810 Clinical Immunology and Virology 4
Total credits   21

* MLS 4803 and MLS 4804 Research Projects I and II (two credit hours each) can be substituted for MLS 4409 Clinical Correlations (one credit hour) and MLS 4410 Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams (3 credits)

** Supervised Clinical Experience I & II will be completed during the summer following your 3rd year, spring semester.

*** HIM 3200 Epidemiology and Biostatistics is offered fall and spring on-campus and summer online.

**** HAS 4400 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration is offered fall on-campus and spring online.

 

Track II - Pre-Professional, Junior and Senior Years
This curriculum is intended only for students interested in attending medical, physician assistant, dental, veterinary, or graduate school. After completing the courses required for an AAS in clinical laboratory sciences, you will take the following courses in your 3rd / Jr. and 4th / Sr. years in the program:

 2rd yr. / Sophomore -  summer semester 

Credits

 MATH 1080 QL Pre-Calculus 5
 CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry 5
Total credits   10



 
 3rd year / Junior -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 3302 Biostatistics, Research Methods, and Laboratory Practices 4
 MLS 4803 Research Projects in MLS I 2
 PHYS 2010 College Physics I 5
 ZOOL 3300 Genetics or ZOOL 3200 Cell Biology          4
 CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II 5
 MCAT Prep Course**
Total credits   20


 

 3rd year / Junior -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 4804 Research Projects in MLS II 2
 PHYS 2020 College Physics II 5
 CHEM 3070 Biochemistry 4
 MLS 4453 & MLS 4454 Supervised Clinical Experience I & II 2
 MCAT Prep Course **
Total credits   13

 

 

 4th year / Senior -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 3310 Advanced Immunohematology 4
 MLS 3313 Advanced Hematology & Hemostasis                   4
 MICR 3254 Immunology 4
 Gen ed. HU/CA/SS/AI/TBE (two courses) 6
Total credits   18

 

 

 4th year /  Senior -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 3314 Advanced Clinical Chemistry 3
 MLS 3316 Advanced Clinical Micro & Molecular Diagnostics  4
 HAS 4400 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration 3/
    OR HIM 3200 Epidemiology and Biostatistics* 3
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/AI 3
Total credits   13

 

 *Please note: Health Administrative Services or other Health Science classes may not fulfill the upper division science requirements of all medical and professional programs.

**While MCAT prep courses are not required, they are strongly encouraged for optimal MCAT preparation.


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