Medical Laboratory Science- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Microbiology, 32 Pearson Hall (513-529-5422).

This program is for students who are preparing for the national examination, including sections on key lab specialties such as molecular biology, clinical biochemistry, toxicology, microbiology, parasitology, immunology, immunohematology (blood bank) and hematology, for certification as Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Special Curriculum Requirements

This program requires 128 semester hours. Required courses include a twelve month, 32 credit clinical laboratory internship. See program description in the Combined Programs section earlier in this chapter. No pre-internship science or related course may be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.

Program Requirements

(76-84 semester hours)

Core Biology Courses (15 hours):

All of these:

BIO/MBI 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity (4)

BIO/MBI 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)

MBI 201 General Microbiology (4)

One of these:

MBI 365 Molecular and Cellular Biology (3) or

BIO 444 Molecular Biology (3)

Core Chemistry Courses (18-25 hours):

All of these:

CHM 141 or CHM 141R, 142 College Chemistry (3, 4, 3)

CHM 144, 145 College Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)

One of these:

CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4) or

CHM 241, 242 Organic Chemistry (3, 3) and CHM 244, 245 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2, 2)

One of these:

CHM 332 Outlines of Biochemistry (4) or

CHM 432 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4)

Core Math Courses (4-5):

One of these:

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) or

STA 261 Statistics (4)

Practicum/Internship Courses (32 hours):

All of these:

MBI 487, 488, 489 Medical Laboratory Science Practicum (8, 12, 12)

Elective Courses (7 hours minimum):

One of these:

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

CHM 363 Analytical Chemistry (3)

MBI 435 Medical Mycology (3)

MBI 464 Human Viruses (3)

PHY 171 College Physics (3) and PHY 173 Physics Laboratory (1)

PHY 181 The Physical World (4) and PHY 183 Physics Laboratory (1)

One of these:

BIO 161 Principles of Human Physiology (4)

BIO 305 Human Physiology (4)

MBI 405 Medical Bacteriology (4)

MBI 415 Immunology Principles and Practice (4)

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