MLS Student Curriculum Guide
Courses listed here fulfill requirements for a Bachelor of Science, major in Medical Laboratory Science, from North Dakota State University. Courses included in the first three years must be completed prior to starting the professional class and clinical experience/internship (MLS 496) in a NAACLS accredited, affiliated hospital-based medical laboratory science program. Transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of 20 resident credits at NDSU prior to the start of the professional program/internship. Upon completion of all educational requirements, including the professional program/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.
MLS Sample Curriculum
This is a sample curriculum. Other variations are possible. Students should meet with their advisor to plan their schedule and ensure that required courses are completed for internship application and graduation.
|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
|Chem 122, 122L - General Chemistry II, Lab II||-||3,1|
|Comm 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking||-||3|
|*Chem 240 - Survey of Organic Chemistry OR|
Chem 341, 341L - Organic Chemistry I, Lab
|Micr 350, 350L - General Microbiology, Lab||3,2||-|
|Biol 220, 220L - Human Anatomy & Physiology I, Lab||3,1||-|
|MLS 200 - 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|
|Stat 330 - Introductory Statistics||-||3|
|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 470, 471 - Immunology/Lab||3, 2||-|
|Micr 463 - Clinical Parasitology||-||2|
|MLS 435 - Hematology||-||2|
|General Education Requirements/Electives||3||6|
|Engl 325 - Writing in the Health Professions||-||3|
MLS 496 - Field Experience/Internship
*Students have the option to complete 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.