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:
- The didactic ("lecture") content, which is delivered online using various instructional approaches
- 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 and support course requirements for the AAS degree can be taken prior to or concurrently with the MLS program. However, students must be accepted into the Online AAS program before starting any MLS courses, with the exception of MLS 1001 Online Orientation for AAS degree.
Refer to General Requirements for Associate of Applied Science requirements. General education requirements for the AAS degree can be taken prior to or concurrently with the MLS program. 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).
Required Support 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.
Course Requirements for AAS Degree
You must be accepted into the AAS program to enroll in any of these courses, with the exception of MLS 1001. 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 2210 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
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.
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