Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science - Medical Laboratory Science

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 86 - 93

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: A Medical Laboratory Science degree prepares students to perform various chemical, histological, and microbial laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis, study, and treatment of disease. Students with this degree seek employment in hospital laboratories, physicians' offices, and health departments. For clinical practice, a student must be certified through the Board of Registry by completing a one year clinical practicum. 

General Education Requirement

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower Division Biology Courses8
Required Major Courses for Medical Technology 4 + 1 or 3 + 131-38
Required Courses Outside the Major42
Mathematics - Calculus
Mathematics - Statistics
Chemistry
Physics
Upper Division Writing Expectation for the Major5
Total Hours86-93

Lower Division Biology Courses

Rule: All of the following courses are required.

Note: Either BIOB 160N (C- or better) or BCH 110/BCH 111 (C- or better) or BIOH 112 (B- or better) must be taken as a prerequisite for BIOB 260, unless a student has AP Biology credit.

BIOB 260Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BIOB 272Genetics and Evolution4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Required Courses Outside the Major

Mathematics - Calculus

Rule: Complete one of the following calculus courses

M 162Applied Calculus4
or M 171 Calculus I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics - Statistics

Rule: The following course is required

STAT 216Introduction to Statistics4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Rule: All of the following courses are required

Select one of the following physics sequences:10
Algebra- and Trigonometry-based:
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
Calculus-based:
Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc
Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc
Total Hours10

Advanced College Writing Requirement

Rule: Complete the equivalent of a full writing course (either three 1/3 writing courses or one 2/3 writing course + one 1/3 writing course or one complete writing course).

Note: To meet the Advanced College Writing Requirement, Medical Laboratory Science 4+1 students take BIOB 410 (a 1/3 writing course) and BIOB 411 (a 2/3 writing course).

Note: To meet the Advanced College Writing Requirement, Medical Laboratory Science 3+1 students take two 1/3 writing courses (BIOB 410 and BIOM 402). The Advanced College Writing Requirement is completed with one more course, chosen from any of the following. (BIOB 411 is recommended by many of the clinical practicum affiliates).

Minimum Required Grade: C-

1/3 Advanced Writing Courses

BCH 482Advanced Biochemistry II3
BIOB 410Immunology3
BIOB 425Adv Cell & Molecular Biology3
BIOB 483Phylogenics and Evolution3
BIOE 403Vert Design & Evolution5
BIOE 409Behavior & Evolution Discussion1
BIOE 428Freshwater Ecology5
BIOL 484Plant Evolution3
BIOM 402Medical Bacteriology& Mycology3
BIOO 320General Botany5
BIOO 434Plant Physiology Lab1
BIOO 470Ornithology4
BIOO 475Mammalogy4

2/3 Advanced Writing Courses

BCH 486Biochemistry Research Lab3
BCH 499Senior Thesis/Capstone3-6
BIOB 411Immunology Laboratory (recommended)2
BIOB 499Undergraduate Thesis3-6
BIOE 342Field Ecology5
BIOE 371Gen Ecology Lab (equiv to 271)2
BIOM 411Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab1
BIOM 499Undergraduate Thesis3-6

Complete Advanced Writing Course

BIOH 462Principles Medical Physiology3

Exception to the Modern/Classical Languages Requirement

Rule: Choose one of the following Math courses

Note: The Division of Biological Sciences has been granted an exception to the Modern/Classical Languages Requirement. Either of these calculus courses (required by the major) will satisfy this requirement.

M 162Applied Calculus4
or M 171 Calculus I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Bachelor of Science - Medical Laboratory Science; Track: 4 + 1

The 4+1 track is the more flexible option, in which students complete the four years of the Bachelor's degree on the UM campus. Students may apply to a clinical practicum program anywhere in the country.

Required Major Courses for Medical Laboratory Science 4 + 1

Rule: All of the following courses are required

Select one of the following:
BCH 380Biochemistry4
or BCH 480
BCH 482
Advanced Biochemistry I
and Advanced Biochemistry II
BIOB 410Immunology3
BIOB 411Immunology Laboratory2
BIOH 365Human AP I for Health Profsns4
BIOH 405Hematology3
BIOM 360General Microbiology3
BIOM 361General Microbiology Lab2
BIOM 402Medical Bacteriology& Mycology3
BIOM 403Medicl Bacteriolgy & Myclgy Lb2
BIOM 407Clinical Diagnosis2
BIOM 408Clinical Diagnosis Lab1
BIOM 427General Parasitology2
BIOM 428General Parasitology Lab2
BIOM 435Virology3

Chemistry

Rule: All of the following courses are required

CHMY 141NCollege Chemistry I4
CHMY 142NCollege Chemistry I Lab1
CHMY 143NCollege Chemistry II4
CHMY 144NCollege Chemistry II Lab1
CHMY 221Organic Chemistry I3
CHMY 222Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHMY 223Organic Chemistry II3
CHMY 224Organic Chemistry II Lab2
CHMY 311Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis4
Total Hours24

Bachelor of Science - Medical Laboratory Science; Track: 3 + 1

The 3+1 track is the faster option, as the clinical practicum year is part of the degree. Three years are spent on the UM campus, and then the clinical practicum year with the MUS CLS program (or with one of our affiliated programs) is the fourth year of the Bachelor's degree. Note: this degree requires a total of 130 credits.

Required Major Courses for Medical Laboratory Science 3 + 1

Rule: All of the following courses are required

BCH 380Biochemistry4
BIOB 410Immunology3
BIOH 365Human AP I for Health Profsns4
BIOH 405Hematology3
BIOM 360General Microbiology3
BIOM 361General Microbiology Lab2
BIOM 402Medical Bacteriology& Mycology3
BIOM 403Medicl Bacteriolgy & Myclgy Lb2
BIOM 427General Parasitology2
BIOM 428General Parasitology Lab2
BIOM 435Virology3
Total Hours31

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Required Professional Practicum

Rule: All of the following courses are required

Note: You must apply for the professional practicum to one of our affiliated programs during the autumn prior to enrollment. To be competitive for this practicum, you must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of ~3.0, and demonstrate a commitment to the clinical laboratory profession. For more information, visit the Medical Laboratory Sciences website. Contact Dr. Mike Minnick to apply for the practicum.

BIOH 470Summer Clinical Laboratory12
BIOH 471Professional Training I13
BIOH 472Professional Training II12
Total Hours37

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Chemistry

Rule: All of the following courses are required

CHMY 141NCollege Chemistry I4
CHMY 142NCollege Chemistry I Lab1
CHMY 143NCollege Chemistry II4
CHMY 144NCollege Chemistry II Lab1
CHMY 221Organic Chemistry I3
CHMY 222Organic Chemistry I Lab2
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-