Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree has four basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements (some may be included in program requirements)
  2. Prerequisite Requirements
  3. Core Requirements
  4. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Prerequisite Requirements
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
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
BIOL 3460Biology of Infectious Disease3
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
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus4
Complete one of the following groups of classes:
Group 1:
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
Group 2
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
Complete one of the following:
COMM 1020Public Speaking3
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
Complete one of the following:
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
or STAT 2040 Business Statistics
Core Requirements
MLS 3310Advanced Immunohematology4
MLS 3314Advanced Clinical Microbiology4
MLS 3323Adv Hematology/Hemostasis4
MLS 3330Advanced Clinical Chemistry4
MLS 3555Research Seminar2
MLS 4020MLS Capstone1
MLS 4110Laboratory Management/Edu2
MLS 4330Clinical Chemistry Practice4
MLS 4410Clinical Immunohematology Prac4
MLS 4414Clinical Microbiology Practice4
MLS 4423Clinical Hematology Practice4

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above)
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above)
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. GPA 3.0 or higher in MLS core courses.

Track I - Traditional

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1010
or 1010D
Introduction to Writing
Introduction to Writing
3-4
BIOL 1010General Biology3
MATH 1040
or 1050
Introduction to Statistics
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
3-4
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
BIOL 1015General Biology Lab1
CHEM 1115Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 1110Elem General/Organic Chemistry4
 Term Hours16-18
Spring Semester
BIOL 2325Human Anatomy Lab2
BIOL 2320Human Anatomy3
BIOL 2060Principles of Microbiology3
Fine Arts GE3
BIOL 2065Principles of Microbiology Lab1
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 2420Human Physiology3
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
MLS 1113Intro to Medical Laboratory Science4
Literature Humanities GE3
BIOL 2425Human Physiology Lab1
CIS 1201Computer Literacy Exam0
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
MLS 1123Principles of Hematology and Hemostasis5
CHEM 1120Elem Organic / Bio Chemistry4
CHEM 1125Elem Organic/Bio Chemistry Lab1
MATH 1040
or 1050
Introduction to Statistics
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus
3-4
Exploration GE3
 Term Hours16-17
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MLS 2211Clinical Chemistry I5
Global & Cultural Perspectives3
MLS 2212Clinical Microbiology I5
American Institutions GE 3
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
MLS 2213Clinical Chemistry II5
MLS 2214Clinical Microbiology II5
MLS 2215Prin of Immunohematology4
Global & Cultural Perspectives3
 Term Hours17
Summer Semester
MLS 2256Clinical Practice Internship5
BIOL 3460Biology of Infectious Disease3
 Term Hours8
4th Year
Fall Semester
MLS 3310Advanced Immunohematology4
 Term Hours4
Spring Semester
MLS 3555Research Seminar2
MLS 3323Adv Hematology/Hemostasis4
MLS 3330Advanced Clinical Chemistry4
 Term Hours10
5th Year
Fall Semester
MLS 4110Laboratory Management/Edu2
MLS 3314Advanced Clinical Microbiology4
 Term Hours6
Spring Semester
MLS 4410Clinical Immunohematology Prac4
MLS 4414Clinical Microbiology Practice4
MLS 4330Clinical Chemistry Practice4
MLS 4423Clinical Hematology Practice4
MLS 4020MLS Capstone1
 Term Hours17
Total Hour: 139-142

Track II - Professional

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus4
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
BIOL 1610Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 1615Principles of Biology I Lab1
 Term Hours13
Spring Semester
CIS 1201Computer Literacy Exam0
BIOL 2060Principles of Microbiology3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
BIOL 2065Principles of Microbiology Lab1
CHEM 1210Principles of Chemistry I4
CHEM 1215Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
 Term Hours12
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 2325Human Anatomy Lab2
BIOL 2320Human Anatomy3
CHEM 1220Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 1225Principles of Chemistry II Lab1
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
 Term Hours13
Spring Semester
BIOL 2420Human Physiology3
BIOL 2425Human Physiology Lab1
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
 Term Hours7
3rd Year
Fall Semester
Global & Cultural Perspectives3
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
4th Year
Fall Semester
MLS 2211Clinical Chemistry I5
MLS 2212Clinical Microbiology I5
 Term Hours10
Spring Semester
MLS 2213Clinical Chemistry II5
MLS 2214Clinical Microbiology II5
MLS 2215Prin of Immunohematology4
 Term Hours14
Summer Semester
MLS 2256Clinical Practice Internship5
BIOL 3460Biology of Infectious Disease3
 Term Hours8
5th Year
Fall Semester
MLS 3310Advanced Immunohematology4
 Term Hours4
Spring Semester
MLS 3555Research Seminar2
MLS 3323Adv Hematology/Hemostasis4
MLS 3330Advanced Clinical Chemistry4
 Term Hours10
Total Hour: 108