Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science

75 credits

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree has three basic components:

  1. General Education Requirements (some may be included in program requirements)
  2. Track Prerequisite Requirements
  3. Core Requirements

Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements

COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3

In addition, students MUST complete either MATH 1040 or MATH 1050 according to the requirements in the track they select

Track Requirements

Complete one (1) of the following tracks:

  • Clinical
  • Pre-Professional
Track I: Clinical
Additional Prerequisite Requirements
Complete one of the following options:
BIOL 1010
  & BIOL 1015
General Biology
   and General Biology Lab
4-5
or BIOL 1610
  & BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Lab
Complete the following:
BIOL 2060
  & BIOL 2065
Principles of Microbiology
   and Principles of Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 2320
  & BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
  & BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
   and Human Physiology Lab
4
CHEM 1110
  & CHEM 1115
Elem General/Organic Chemistry
   and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab
5
CHEM 1120
  & CHEM 1125
Elem Organic / Bio Chemistry
   and Elem Organic/Bio Chemistry Lab
5
MLS 1113Intro to Medical Laboratory Science4
MLS 1123Principles of Hematology and Hemostasis5
Complete one of the following:
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (or)3-4
or STAT 2040 Business Statistics
or MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
Track II: Pre-Professional
Additional Prerequisite Requirements
BIOL 1610
  & BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Lab
5
BIOL 2060
  & BIOL 2065
Principles of Microbiology
   and Principles of Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 2320
  & BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
  & BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
   and Human Physiology Lab
4
CHEM 1210
  & CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
   and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1220
  & CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
   and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 2310
  & CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus4
MLS 1113Intro to Medical Laboratory Science4
MLS 1123Principles of Hematology and Hemostasis5
Core Requirements
MLS 2211Clinical Chemistry I5
MLS 2212Clinical Microbiology I5
MLS 2213Clinical Chemistry II5
MLS 2214Clinical Microbiology II5
MLS 2215Prin of Immunohematology4
MLS 2256Clinical Practice Internship5

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 75 college-level credits (1000 and above)
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher in core courses.

NOTE: Graduation plan is currently a work in progress

Track I: Clinical

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
BIOL 1015General Biology Lab1
CHEM 1115Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab1
MATH 1040, 1050,
or STAT 2040
Introduction to Statistics (or)
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
Business Statistics
3-4
BIOL 1010General Biology3
CHEM 1110Elem General/Organic Chemistry4
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
General Education (Exploration)3
 Term Hours19-20
Spring Semester
BIOL 2065Principles of Microbiology Lab1
BIOL 2320Human Anatomy3
BIOL 2325Human Anatomy Lab2
General Education (Fine Arts)3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
BIOL 2060Principles of Microbiology3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MLS 1113Intro to Medical Laboratory Science4
BIOL 2425Human Physiology Lab1
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
General Education (Literature/ Humanities)3
BIOL 2420Human Physiology3
CIS 1201Computer Literacy Exam0
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
MLS 1123Principles of Hematology and Hemostasis5
CHEM 1125Elem Organic/Bio Chemistry Lab1
MATH 1040
or 1050
Introduction to Statistics (or)
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
3-4
CHEM 1120Elem Organic / Bio Chemistry4
 Term Hours13-14
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MLS 2211Clinical Chemistry I5
MLS 2212Clinical Microbiology I5
General Education (American Institutions)3
 Term Hours13
Spring Semester
MLS 2213Clinical Chemistry II5
MLS 2214Clinical Microbiology II5
MLS 2215Prin of Immunohematology4
 Term Hours14
Summer Semester
MLS 2256Clinical Practice Internship5
 Term Hours5
Total Hour: 93-95

Track II: Pre-Professional

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
BIOL 1610Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 1615Principles of Biology I Lab1
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus4
 Term Hours13
Spring Semester
BIOL 2065Principles of Microbiology Lab1
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
BIOL 2060Principles of Microbiology3
CHEM 1210Principles of Chemistry I4
CHEM 1215Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
CIS 1201Computer Literacy Exam0
 Term Hours12
2nd Year
Fall Semester
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
BIOL 2320Human Anatomy3
BIOL 2325Human Anatomy Lab2
CHEM 1220Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 1225Principles of Chemistry II Lab1
 Term Hours13
Spring Semester
MATH 1040
or 1050
Introduction to Statistics (or)
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
3-4
BIOL 2420Human Physiology3
BIOL 2425Human Physiology Lab1
 Term Hours7-8
3rd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (American Institutions)3
MLS 1113Intro to Medical Laboratory Science4
CHEM 2310Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 2315Organic Chemistry I Lab1
 Term Hours12
Spring Semester
MLS 1123Principles of Hematology and Hemostasis5
 Term Hours5
Total Hour: 62-63