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Biology: Medical Laboratory Sciences (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Biology

Major: Biology Concentration: Medical Laboratory Sciences Degree: Bachelor of Science

Prerequisites (35 credits)

Requires grade of C or above

BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: BSCx010/L, BSCx011C, BSCx011/L PCBx011C, PCBx011/L, PCBx013C, PCBx013/L, ZOOx010/L

BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: BSCx085/L, BSCx093C, BSCx093/L, ZOOx733C,ZOOx731C, PCBx063/L, PCBx510C, PCBx510/L

BSC2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: BSCx2086/L, BSCx094C, BSCx094/L, PCBx702/L, PCBx703C, PCBx703/L, PCBx134C, PCBx134/L


  • CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab Acceptable substitutes: CHMx040C & CHMx041 or CHM2045C

CHEMISTRY. II Requirement

  • CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab Acceptable substitutes: CHMx2046C


  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab Acceptable substitutions: CHMx210C


  • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab Acceptable substitutes: CHMx211C

MCB2010C Microbiology (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes:MCBx013C, MCBx013/L, MCBx020C, MCBx020/L, MCBx023C, MCBx023/L

STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: STAx022, STAx023, STAx024, STAx321

Core Requirements (8 credits)

The Department of Biology has specific requirements that must be completed as preparation for major courses. The following courses must be taken in addition to the prerequisites indicated above. Requires a grade of C or above.

MCB4021C Molecular Biology Techniques (4 Credits)

PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology (4 Credits)

Major Requirements (50 credits)

Requires grades of C or above in prerequisite courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must complete prerequisites and acceptance into the MLS program. Electronic approval must be obtained for non MLS accepted majors. Students will be administratively withdrawn from courses if earned grades in prerequisite courses are less than a C.

MLS3038 Essentials of Med Lab Science (1 Credit)

MLS3220 Biological Fluid Analysis (2 Credits)

MLS4191 Molecular Diagnostics (2 Credits)

MLS4550C Immunohematology and Transfus (4 Credits)

MLS4308C Hematology and Hemostasis (4 Credits)

IHS3203 Management and Leadership (2 Credits)

MLS4505 Clinical Immunology (3 Credits)

MLS4462 Diagnostic Virology, Mycology (3 Credits)

MLS4460C Diagnostic Bacteriology (4 Credits)

MLS4627 Clinical Biochemistry (3 Credits)

IHS4938 Senior Seminar for Medical Lab (1 Credit)

MLS4821C Microbiology Practicum

MLS4826C Immunology Practicum

MLS4823C Immunohematology Practicum

MLS4822C Hematology Practicum

MLS4820C Biochemistry Practicum