343 - Medical Laboratory Science


Program Title
Medical Laboratory Science
Degree Designation
Program Level
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. A program that prepares individuals to conduct and supervise complex medical tests, clinical trials, and research experiments; manage clinical laboratories; and consult with physicians and clinical researchers on diagnoses, disease causation and spread, and research outcomes. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of hematology; clinical chemistry; microbiology; immunology; immunohematology; physiological relationships to test results; laboratory procedures and quality assurance controls; test and research design and implementation; analytic techniques; laboratory management and personnel supervision; data development and reporting; medical informatics; and professional standards and regulations.
Medical Laboratory Science
School of Health and Human Services


Credits: 61

Program Requirements

"The following courses must be included in the Liberal Education plan of each student: STAT 193 to fulfill Goal Area 4; CHEM 210 and BIOL 103 to fulfill Goal Area 3. 37 credits: BIOL 151, CHEM 211, CHEM 240, CHEM 241, MATH 112, MLS 401, MLS 402, MLS 403, MLS 404, MLS 405, MLS 406, MLS 407 or MLS 444 as part of an affiliated clinical internship program. "


24 credits: Elective courses are chosen in conjunction with the MLS program director and are designed to optimize the student's application for a specific clinical internship program.

Admission To Teacher Education: 0

Upper Division Writing Met

Admissions Requirements

Admission GPA: 2.8


"Alternately, students may Select to apply for clinical training as SCSU students after completion of the above courses and BIOL 362, BIOL 486; CHEM 480 (instead of 241); and completion of the SCSU Liberal Education program." Students who have Baccalaureate Degrees in Biology or Chemistry may be eligible for the accelerated option. See Department Chair for information. See advisor for a list of appropriate courses. "For 2+2 program requirements, see www.stcloudstate.edu/programs/medical-laboratory-science/details.aspx"""

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Ability to work as an inclusive team member to solve problems. (2019/2020).
Demonstrate knowledge of important concepts in the discipline. (2016/2017).
Demonstrate life long learning through critically thinking. (2017/2018).
Effective written and oral communication skills including quantitative and informational literacy. (2018/2019).

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