Dixie Students: Course Requirements for MLS AAS Degree

Since your MLS/AAS degree will be awarded from Weber State University, you must meet the WSU graduation requirements for the AAS degree.  You can take all of your courses from Dixie except the MLS courses.  Each MLS course will be taken through WSU and will consist of a didact (i.e. lecture) section, which will be taken online, and a laboratory section, which will be taught at Dixie.

A total of 69-75 credit hours is required for graduation; 33 of these are required Medical Laboratory Science courses, 21-27 are required support courses, and 15 are required general education courses.

General Education for AAS Degree:
Refer to General Requirements for Associate of Applied Science requirements, for the following:

  • 6 credit hours Composition
  • 3 credit hours Creative Arts & Humanities
  • 3 credit hours Quantitative Literacy
  • 3 credit hours Social Sciences
  • 3 credit hours Physical/Life Sciences *

* The following courses will fulfill both general education and program support course requirements for Physical/Life Sciences: CHEM PS/SI1110, CHEM PS/SI1210, HTHS LS1110, MICR LS1113, MICR LS/SI2054, and PHYS PS/SI1010. (Also listed below under support courses)

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 MLS Program. However, you must complete all AAS general education requirements to earn the AAS in MLS Degree.

Support Courses for AAS Degree offered through DSC:
There are two curriculum paths available for MLS students:

Track I is for those who intend to work as medicall laboratory scientists. Upon graduation, you will first take a national registry exam that will qualify you to work in hospital or clinic laboratories.  Positions are also available in industrial labs, education, medical sales, medical research, forensics, medical administration, cytology, histology, etc.
Track I support courses consist of the following 21 credit hours:

  • CHEM 1110 Elem Chemistry (4)
        and CHEM 1115 Elem Chem lab (1) 
  • CHEM 1120 Elem Organic/Bio Chem  (4)
        and CHEM 1125 Elem Organic/Bio Chem lab (1)
  • BIOL 2320 Human Anatomy (3) 
        and BIOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab (2)
  • BIOL 2420 Human Physiology (3) 
        and BIOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2060 Prin Microbiology (3) 
        and BIOL 2065 Prin Microbiology Lab (1)

Track II (pre-professional) is for students who are planning to apply to medical, physician assistant, dental, veterinary, or other graduate schools.  In addition to MLS courses, this track also includes pre-professional course requirements that are specific for medical or graduate schools.  For more information, see the Track II suggested course sequence for an AAS and BS in Medical laboratory sciences.
Track II support courses consist of the following 27 credit hours:

  • CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I (4)
        and CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
        and CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1)
  • CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry (5)
        and CHEM 2315 Oraganic Chemictry Lab
  • BIOL 2320 Human Anatomy (3) 
        and BIOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab (2)
  • BIOL 2420 Human Physiology (3) 
        and BIOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab (1) 
  • BIOL 2060 Prin Microbiology (3) 
        and BIOL 2065 Prin Microbiology Lab

student progress checklist for general education and core requirement may be helpful in keeping track of your progress.

MLS Courses for AAS Degree offered through WSU:
The following courses are required for an AAS degree consisting of 33 credit hours:

  • MLS 1113  Intro to Medicall Laboratory Practices (4)  F
  • MLS 1123  Principles of Hematology & Hemostasis (5) S

You must be accepted into the AAS program to enroll in the follwoing MLS courses:

  • MLS 2211  Principles of Clinical Chemistry I (5)   F
  • MLS 2212  Principles of Clinical Microbiology I (4)  F
  • MLS 2213  Principles of Clinical Chemistry II (5)  S
  • MLS 2214  Principles of Clinical Microbiology II (4)  S
  • MLS 2215  Principles of Immunohematology (4) S
  • MLS 2256  Supervised Clinical Experience I (1)  Su
  • MLS 2257  Supervised Clinical Experience II (1)  Su

Recommended Support Course

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

*Will satisfy the Quantitative Literacy requirement for AAS degree.


Source: Refer to the 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.