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, 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 medical 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

(75-86 semester hours)

Core Biology Courses
BIO/MBI 115Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity4
BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
MBI 201General Microbiology4
MBI 365Molecular and Cell Biology3
or BIO 444/BIO 544 Molecular Biology
Core Chemistry Courses
CHM 141
CHM 142
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry
or CHM 141R
CHM 142
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry
CHM 144
CHM 145
College Chemistry Laboratory
and College Chemistry Laboratory
Organic chemistry - select one of the following options:4-10
Option 1:
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Option 2:
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHM 332Outlines of Biochemistry3-4
or CHM 432/CHM 532 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Core Math Courses
MTH 151Calculus I4-5
or STA 261 Statistics
Practicum/Internship Courses
MBI 487Medical Laboratory Science Practicum8
MBI 488Medical Laboratory Science Practicum12
MBI 489Medical Laboratory Science Practicum12
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3-5
Introduction to Cell Biology
Analytical Chemistry
Medical Mycology
Human Viruses
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
General Physics with Laboratory I
Select one of the following:4
Principles of Human Physiology
Human Physiology
Medical Bacteriology
Immunology Principles and Practice
Total Credit Hours75-86