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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
MLS Prerequisite Courses
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 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
COMM 1020Public Speaking3
or COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
or STAT 2040 Business Statistics

Please see the program admission tab or the department website for information on admission to the Medical Laboratory Science program. 

MLS Core Requirements
MLS 3310Immunohematology I5
MLS 3312Clinical Immunology4
MLS 3314Diagnostic Microbiology I5
MLS 3330Clinical Chemistry5
MLS 3555Research Seminar2
MLS 3850Urinalysis and Body Fluids2
MLS 4020MLS Capstone1
MLS 4110Laboratory Management/Edu2
MLS 4200Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics4
MLS 4300Clinical Hematology5
MLS 4320Hemostasis4
MLS 4330Clinical Chemistry Practice4
MLS 4400Immunohematology II4
MLS 4410Clinical Immunohematology Prac4
MLS 4414Clinical Microbiology Practice4
MLS 4423Clinical Hematology Practice4
MLS 4600Diagnostic Microbiology II4

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. Complete MLS professional program requirements
    1. Meet Essential Requirements
    2. 80% or higher for all MLS courses
    3. Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher in MLS core courses.
    4. Complete clinical training
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Lab
5
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
Elem General/Organic Chemistry
and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab
5
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
COMM 2110
Interpersonal Communication
or Public Speaking
3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Fine Arts/GLOCUP) 3
General Elective 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 2060 Principles of Microbiology 3
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
Elem Organic / Bio Chemistry
and Elem Organic/Bio Chemistry Lab
5
General Education (Exploration / GLOCUP) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Hours14
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MLS 3312 Clinical Immunology 4
MLS 3314 Diagnostic Microbiology I 5
MLS 3850 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2
MLS 4320 Hemostasis 4
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MLS 3310 Immunohematology I 5
MLS 3330 Clinical Chemistry 5
MLS 3555 Research Seminar 2
MLS 4300 Clinical Hematology 5
 Hours17
4th Year
Fall Semester
MLS 4110 Laboratory Management/Edu 2
MLS 4200 Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics 4
MLS 4400 Immunohematology II 4
MLS 4600 Diagnostic Microbiology II 4
 Hours14
Spring Semester
MLS 4330 Clinical Chemistry Practice 4
MLS 4410 Clinical Immunohematology Prac 4
MLS 4414 Clinical Microbiology Practice 4
MLS 4423 Clinical Hematology Practice 4
 Hours16
 Total Hours122