Laboratory Studies, AS
The Associate Degree in Laboratory Studies will train students in laboratory protocols and techniques and prepare them for jobs in clinical laboratory settings. It will give students exposure to coursework in biology, chemistry, and medical lab sciences. It is designed under the model of stackable credentials. Within the coursework, students can earn a Certificate of Medical Laboratory Assistant Technology that will serve as both an institutional as well as industry credential that would qualify students for jobs as a laboratory assistant. Certificate completion can occur in as little as two semesters. This stackable credential fits within the proposed associate degree. The associate degree itself would stack into any one of three existing bachelor's degrees, thus allowing a student to earn three awards during their undergraduate experience.
Utah Tech General Education Requirements
All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.
|General Education Core Requirements|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
& BIOL 1615
|Principles of Biology I (LS)|
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
& BIOL 2065
|Principles of Microbiology|
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
& BIOL 2325
and Human Anatomy Lab
& BIOL 2425
and Human Physiology Lab
|BIOL 2890R||Introductory Life Science Internship||2|
|or MLS 2890R||Laboratory Internship|
|COMM 2110||Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)||3|
|MATH 1040||Introduction to Statistics (MA) (prerequisite: MATH 1010 or equivalent placement score)||3|
|or STAT 2040||Business Statistics|
|MATH 1050||College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA) (or higher)||4|
|MLS 1113||Foundations of Medical Lab Science||3|
|Select one of the below chemistry tracks:||10|
|Elementary General/Organic Chemistry (PS)|
and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab (LAB)
and Elem Organic / Bio Chemistry
and Elem Organic/Bio Chemistry Lab
|Principles of Chemistry I (PS)|
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
and Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab (Prerequisite to Organic Chemisty: CHEM 1220/1225)
- Complete a minimum of 60 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Grade of C- or higher and cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher in all required courses.