Medical Laboratory Science, BS
Utah Tech University offers a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree. During the first two years or pre-professional phase of study a student completes a minimum of 58 semester hours of coursework. The coursework includes but is not limited to: a) general education courses, including a statistic course; b) biology requisites that must include a course in microbiology and courses in human anatomy and physiology; and c) cognates in chemistry. After completion of the pre-professional phase of study and, through a competitive application process, a student may be selected to enter the final two years of study or the MLS professional program to which one cohort of 12-15 students is admitted per year. Admitted students spend three semesters completing MLS-specific courses on the Utah Tech campus. Upon successful completion of these courses, students are then assigned to one or more program-affiliated medical laboratories to complete a semester-long clinical internship. Program graduates are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) national board certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Graduates are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) national certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements
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Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state licensure entity in the state where they intend to work to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the student’s state(s) of choice. The University cannot provide verification of a student’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select the program, or speak to the director of the program.
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The Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). NAACLS can be contacted at:
5600 North River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
For admission requirements into the Medical Laboratory Science program, visit the website (following this link will take you out of the University Catalog).
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|
|MLS Prerequisite Courses|
& 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
10 Credits of Chemistry: 5 credits in Elementary General Chemistry with lab and 5 credits in Elementary Organic/Biochemistry with lab
|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 Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
and Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
|COMM 1020||Public Speaking||3|
|or COMM 2110||Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)|
|MATH 1040||Introduction to Statistics (MA)||3|
|or STAT 2040||Business Statistics|
|MATH 1050||College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)||4|
|Introduction to Immunology (Not Required, Prerequisites: BIOL 3010 and BIOL 3040 and CHEM 3510)|
Please see the department website for information on admission to the Medical Laboratory Science program.
|MLS Core Requirements|
|MLS 3310||Immunohematology I||5|
|MLS 3312||Clinical Immunology||4|
|MLS 3314||Diagnostic Microbiology I||5|
|MLS 3330||Clinical Chemistry||5|
|MLS 3555||Research Seminar||2|
|MLS 3850||Urinalysis and Body Fluids||2|
|MLS 4110||Laboratory Management/Edu||2|
|MLS 4200||Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics||4|
|MLS 4300||Clinical Hematology||5|
|MLS 4330||Clinical Chemistry Practice (ALPP)||4|
|MLS 4400||Immunohematology II||4|
|MLS 4410||Blood Banking Practice (ALPP)||4|
|MLS 4414||Clinical Microbiology Practice (ALPP)||4|
|MLS 4423||Clinical Hematology Practice||4|
|MLS 4600||Diagnostic Microbiology II||4|
- Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above)
- Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above)
- Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
- Complete MLS professional program requirements
- Meet Essential Requirements
- 80% or higher for all MLS courses
- Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher in MLS core courses.
- Complete clinical training