Medical Laboratory Science

General Education Requirements

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
or
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Mathematics
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus 1
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following:8
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I 1
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I 1
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Wellness
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
Humanities
Literacies
Select one of the following:3
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Mythology
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Rock and Roll
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Valkyries
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39
1

 Required

Major Requirements

Required Courses
BIOL 151General Biology II4
BIOL 220Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 221Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 310Microbiology4
BIOL 441Cell Biology4
or CHEM 360 Elements of Biochemistry
CHEM 122General Chemistry II5
Choose one of the following:3-4
Biostatistics and Experimental Design
Elementary Statistics
Applied Probability and Statistics
MLS 226Immunology (University of North Dakota)3
MLS 332Hematology with Lab (University of North Dakota)3
MLS 334Medical Microbiology (University of North Dakota)3
Directed Electives
Select 8 hours from the following:8
Genetics
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
Quantitative Analysis I
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Principles of Management
MLS 220
Laboratory Operations (University of North Dakota)
Certificate
MLS certificate at UND (University of North Dakota). Students are required to spend the summer of their senior year at UND and their senior year in a hospital-based clinical laboratory.
MLS 411Clinical Chemistry I2
MLS 412Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis I3
MLS 413Clinical Immunohematology I2
MLS 414Clinical Microbiology I3
MLS 415Clinical Urinalysis & Body Fluids2
MLS 416 Clinical Immunology & Molecular Diagnostics1
MLS 420Clinical Laboratory Operations2
MLS 421Clinical Chemistry II2
MLS 422Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis II3
MLS 423Clinical Immunohematology II2
MLS 424Clinical Microbiology II3
MLS 425Clinical Urinalysis & Body Fluids II2
MLS 431Clinical Chemistry & Urinalysis III2
MLS 432Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis III2
MLS 433Clinical Immunohematology III2
MLS 434Clinical Microbiology III2
MLS 449 Capstone in MLS3
MLS 450Advanced Clinical Applications in MLS1
Total Credits84-85

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 84-85 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 123-124 Hrs

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.

Plan of Study

Fall start - even years

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
BIOL 150 (Gen Ed)4BIOL 1514 
CHEM 121 (Gen Ed)5CHEM 1225 
CIS 170 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 125 (Gen Ed)3 
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3CHEM 1164 
 15 16 
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
BIOL 2204BIOL 2214 
MATH 107 (Gen Ed)3BIOL 3104 
SOC 110 (Gen Ed)3HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2 
CHEM 3604PSYC 200 (Gen Ed)3 
 Social Science (Gen Ed)3 
 14 16 
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MATH 2103BIOL 3154MLS 325L1
MLS 226 (offered through UND)3MLS 332 (offered through UND)3MLS certificate courses (offered through UND)13
MLS 334 (offered through UND)3MGMT 3303 
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2 
Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3  
 15 12 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
MLS certificate course affiliated hospital12MLS certificate courses affiliated hospital12 
 12 12 
Total Credits 126

Fall start - odd years

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
BIOL 150 (Gen Ed)4BIOL 1514 
CHEM 121 (Gen Ed)5CHEM 1225 
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 125 (Gen Ed)3 
CIS 170 (Gen Ed)3HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2 
 15 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
BIOL 2204BIOL 2214 
MATH 107 (Gen Ed)3BIOL 3104 
MATH 2103CHEM 1164 
SOC 110 (Gen Ed)3PSYC 200 (Gen Ed)3 
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3  
 16 15 
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 3604BIOL 315 or MATH 1654MLS 325L (offered through UND)1
MLS 226 (offered through UND)3MLS 332(offered through UND)3MLS certificate courses (offered though UND)13
MLS 334 (offered through UND)3MGMT 3303 
Social Science (Gen Ed)3Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2 
Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3  
 16 12 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
MLS certificate course affiliated hospital12MLS certificate courses affiliated hospital12 
 12 12 
Total Credits 126

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of the Medical Laboratory Science Program the students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the major concepts in chemistry and biology
  2. Exhibit critical thinking skills by applying the scientific method to solve problems
  3. Exhibit the entry level competencies needed to work as a Bachelor of Science degreed medical laboratory scientist.
  4. Exhibit adequate knowledge and background experience to qualify for national certification examinations appropriate to their level of training.