AAS Course Requirements

MLS Online Courses

See the WSU Course Catalog for a short description of each course. Most of the AAS online courses have two major components:

  1. The didactic ("lecture") content, which is delivered online using various instructional approaches
  2. The laboratory component, which is to be completed concurrently with the class, in the laboratory where you are employed.  A detailed list of laboratory competencies is provided with each course. You will work closely with a mentor in your laboratory who has agreed to be available to answer questions, evaluate core laboratory competencies and give assistance as needed. The role of the mentor is not to serve as a full-time clinical instructor. Various mentors may be utilized depending on the size of your laboratory. At the end of each course, the mentor provides the MLS department with a completed competency list, including comments on your performance.  

Credit Hour Requirements

A total of 73 credit hours is required for graduation; 34 of these are required MLS courses, 21 are required support courses, and 18 are required general education courses.

General Education

Refer to General Requirements for Associate of Applied Science requirements. The following required courses will fulfill both program requirements and general education requirements in the Life and Physical Sciences areas (listed below under support courses required): CHEM PS/SI1110, CHEM PS/SI1210, HTHS LS1110, MICR LS1113, MICR LS/SI2054, and PHYS PS/SI1010. Remaining general education requirements can be fulfilled by taking the required 18 credit hours from each of the following areas:

  • 6 credit hours Composition (ENG 1010 and 2010)
  • 3 credit hours Quantitative Literacy (or MLS 2003*)
  • 3 credit hours Creative Arts & Humanities
  • 3 credit hours Social Sciences
  • 3 credit hours of Physical Sciences (fulfilled by MLS support classes) 

Some requirements may be met by ACT, CLEP, and/or AP scores as designated by the university (contact the Admissions Office for more information).

General education requirements for the AAS degree can be taken prior to or concurrently with the AAS MLS program. However, you must complete all AAS general education requirements to earn the AAS MLS degree.

Course Requirements for AAS Degree

You must be accepted into the AAS program to enroll in any of these courses. Following each course is a note on which semester it is offered: F=fall, S=spring, Su=summer.

AAS MLS Required Courses

34 credit hours

  • MLS 1001  Online Orientation for AAS degree (1) F, S, Su
  • MLS 1113  Introduction to Laboratory Practices (4)  F, S, Su
  • MLS 1114  Principles of Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis (4) S, Su
  • MLS 2211  Principles of Clinical Chemistry I (5)   F, S
  • MLS 2212  Principles of Clinical Microbiology I (4)  F, S
  • MLS 2213  Principles of Clinical Chemistry II (5)  S, Su
  • MLS 2214  Principles of Clinical Microbiology II (4)  S, Su
  • MLS 2215  Principles of Immunohematology (5) S, Su
  • MLS 2256  Supervised Clinical Experience I (1)
    • Credit given for clinical experience
  • MLS 2257  Supervised Clinical Experience II (1)
    • Credit given for clinical experience

Support Required Courses

21 credit hours (the following are offered F, S, Su)

  • CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry (5)
  • CHEM 1120 Elementary Organic/Biochemistry(5)
  • HTHS 1110  Biomedical Core (4)
  • HTHS 1111  Biomedical Core (4)
  • MICR 1113   Intro to Microbiology (3)

Recommended Support Courses

  • MLS 2003  Applied Lab Math & Statistics * (3) F, Su

*Will satisfy the Quantitative Literacy requirement for AAS degree.

Refer to the WSU current course catalog for course descriptions. This curriculum pattern is subject to revision and is not an academic contract. See your advisor to make sure you are choosing the proper courses.