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Medical Laboratory Science Program of Study

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Admission to the MLS program is competitive. The completion of the medical lab science program at WSC is not a guarantee for acceptance. All prerequisite coursework must be taken for credit and grades below “C-” are not accepted by The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)/Methodist/St. Luke’s. The coursework described below will allow students to earn a biology degree from WSC upon transfer of the one-year MLS curriculum at UNMC/St. Luke’s/Methodist. A student could also work toward a degree in chemistry. It is the student’s responsibility to meet deadlines for application to the MLS program(s) of their choice.

Note: 90 credits are required for entry into St. Luke’s and Methodist while UNMC will allow 77 credits. Students are encouraged to work toward 90 credits to provide more opportunities for acceptance into MLS programs. In addition to the minimum number of credits required for entry into an affiliated MLS program, the 3+1 degree in biology (medical lab science concentration) from WSC requires the completion of the specific courses and gneeral educaiton requirements shown on this sheet.

2020-21 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

*BIO 104 Environmental Concerns (General Studies CAT 10)

3

CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

General Studies

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7)

4

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

General Studies

6

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics

4

MAT 180 Statistics (General Studies CAT 3)

3

PHY 201 General Physics I

3

PHY 321 General Physics I Lab

1

General Studies

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

BIO 385 Microbiology

4

CHE 208 Intro to Organic Chemistry

4

General Studies

6

Electives

3

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

BIO 220 Human Anatomy

4

CHE 326 Biochemistry I

4

Electives

8-9

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

BIO 340 Human Physiology

4

BIO 486 Immunology

3

Electives (to total 90 credits)

8-9

 

SENIOR

HSC 498 Clinical Year in Affiliated Hospitals

*Recommended, but not required, to fulfill General Studies CAT 10

Highly recommended courses include:

  • BIO 330 Histology (4)
  • BIO 430 Parasitology (3)
  • CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry (generally available as a summer course) (4)
  • CHE 380 Instrumental Analysis (prerequisite CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry) (4)