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MLS Student Curriculum Guide

MLS Student Curriculum Guide

Courses listed here fulfill requirements for a Bachelor of Science, major in Medical Laboratory Science, from North Dakota State University. College academic work includes college algebra, biological sciences, chemistry, and statistics, along with general education requirements in communication, wellness, humanities, and social/behavioral sciences. Courses included in the first three years must be completed prior to starting the professional internship (MLS 496) in a NAACLS accredited, affiliated hospital-based medical laboratory science program. Upon completion of all educational requirements, including the internship, NDSU bestows the baccalaureate degree and the graduate is eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification.

While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, curriculum requirements tend to be updated annually. Students are subject to meeting the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into a major or program of study. It is strongly recommended that the student prepare a degree plan with their adviser to ensure that all MLS major, general education and degree requirements are satisfactorily completed.

Medical Laboratory Science Sample Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

Fall

Spring

Engl 110, 120 - College Composition I,II

3

3

Chem 121, 121L - General Chemistry I, Lab I

3,1

-

Biol 150, 150L - General Biology, Lab

3,1

-

Math 103 - College Algebra

3

-

Univ 189 - Skills for Academic Success

1

-

CSci 114 - Microcomputer Packages

-

3

Chem 122, 122L - General Chemistry II, Lab II

-

3,1

Wellness Elective

-

2

Comm 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

-

3

Totals

15

15

SECOND YEAR

*Chem 240 - Survey of Organic Chemistry OR
Chem 341, 341L - Organic Chemistry I, Lab

3-4

-

Micr 350, 350L - General Microbiology, Lab

3,2

-

Biol 220, 220L - Human Anatomy & Physiology I, Lab

3,1

-

MLS 111 Intro to Medical Lab Science

1

-

Biol 221, 221L - Human Anatomy & Physiology II, Lab

-

3,1

General Education Electives

3

3

*Chem 342 - Organic Chemistry II

-

0-3*

Micr 460, 460L - Pathogenic Microbiology, Lab

-

3,2

Micr 470 - Immunology

-

3

Totals

16-17

15-18*

THIRD YEAR

Biol 315, 315L Genetics, Lab

3,1

-

Bioc 460, 460L - Found/Biochem/Molecular Biology I, Lab

3,1

-

*Bioc 461 - Found/Biochem/Molecular Biology II

-

0-4*

Micr 471 - Immunology, Lab

2

-

Micr 463 - Clinical Parasitology

-

2

MLS 435 - Hematology

-

2

General Education Requirements/Electives

3

6

Engl 325 - Writing in the Health Professions

-

3

Stat 330 - Introductory Statistics

3

-

Totals

16

13-17*

FOURTH YEAR

MLS 496 - Field Experience/Internship
Credits earned in an affiliated, NAACLS accredited hospital program;
twelve months in length including one summer session.

30

Curriculum Total

122

*Students have the option to compete one full year of 300 level organic chemistry (Chem 341, 341L & 342) with one semester of 400 biochemistry or one semester of survey organic chemistry (Chem 240) and one full year of 400 level biochemistry.


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Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013 10:33:38 AM