B.S. Medical Laboratory Science

Program Admissions Requirements

MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning3
Choose one of the following MATH courses:3
Precalculus I: Algebra
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab
BIOL 1102
Biology II
and Biology II Lab
BIOL 2206
BIOL 2207
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory
BIOL 2233
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
Choose one of the following:4
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
BIOL 3302
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
BIOL 3358Genetics3
BIOL 4451Immunology3
Choose one of the following:3
Introduction to Pathobiology
Human Pathophysiology
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Choose an additional 7 credits of CHEM courses not including CHEM 1100.7
All General Education and Program Admissions requirements must be completed with a 2.50 GPA, with no grade lower than a C-.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1153 13
Objective 46
Objective 5 - BIOL 1101/BIOL 1101L and CHEM 11118
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits38

“P” courses are equivalent to the original course.     


Major Requirements

MLS 4410Phlebotomy Practicum1
MLS 4412Urinalysis and Body Fluids1
MLS 4414Hematology and Hemostasis3
MLS 4416Medical Microbiology I3
MLS 4418Medical Chemistry and Instrumentation3
MLS 4420Medical Immunology2
MLS 4422Basic Concepts in Transfusion Medicine2
MLS 4424Medical Laboratory Fundamentals1
MLS 4431Medical Microbiology II3
MLS 4433Medical Laboratory Science Management and Education2
MLS 4435Molecular Diagnosis3
MLS 4437Critical Analysis of Lab Information3
MLS 4439Advanced Concepts in Transfusion Medicine2
MLS 4441MLS Research 11
MLS 4455MLS Student Laboratory Practices2
MLS 4491Microbiology Practicum 22
MLS 4492Hematology and Urinalysis Practicum 22
MLS 4493Transfusion Blood Bank Practicum 21
MLS 4494Chemistry and Automation Practicum 21
Total Credits38

This is a 1-credit course that may be taken for up to 3 credits. Only 1 credit is required for graduation.


A total of 6 credits of Practicum experiences (minimum of 480 hours) is required to be eligible to take Board of Certification (BOC) national examinations. This requirement is fulfilled by an MLS student taking MLS 4491, MLS 4492, MLS 4493 and MLS 4494. One (1) credit of Practicum experience (80 hours) is required for a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science but the graduate will NOT be eligible for BOC national certification. This requirement may be fulfilled by an MLS student taking MLS 4490.

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements (w/o General Education)44
General Education38
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)38
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives0
Total Credits120

 ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)