The professional phase of the medical laboratory science curriculum begins in the fall semester every year. Students desiring acceptance to the program in medical laboratory science should make application to the department before March 1 for the August class.
Currently enrolled Armstrong State University students must also meet the requirements for admission to the Medical Laboratory Science Program and apply separately to the Program. Transfer students must be accepted to the university with regular admission status. Certified associate degree medical laboratory scientists may receive transfer for junior-level medical laboratory science courses upon presentation of acceptable certification scores and/or transfer credit, and satisfactory completion of written and/or practical examinations in the professional content areas.
If not currently enrolled at Armstrong State University, students must be accepted into the university with regular admission status. In addition, students should complete an application to the medical laboratory science program, and have official transcripts, any certification scores, and two letters of reference sent to the program coordinator.
A second BS Track is available to those who have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, microbiology, or related sciences.
Armstrong Advantage - Students currently enrolled or recently graduating from Armstrong are given higher consideration for admittance into the MLS program.
Applicants to this program must first be accepted to the university.
Admission to the program requires:
- SAT of at least 830, with 400 or more in Math and 430 or more in Verbal
- Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.4 or more
- Satisfactory completion of the Regents' Testing Program, if applicable
Completion and/or credit for:
- a minimum of 20 semester hours biological science, to include microbiology
- a minimum of 12 semester hours of chemistry, to include general and organic and/or biochemistry
- a minimum of two college mathematics courses (Statistics is required.)
- Science course (chemistry and biology) average of 2.5 or better, with no more than one required science course with a grade of "D
All prerequisite science (chemistry and biological science) courses are restricted to courses applicable to a major in those fields or Medical Laboratory Science, according to the curriculum requirements of the academic institution where the course or courses were taken. Remedial courses do not qualify.
Applicants who do not meet all of the requirements stated above may, under certain circumstances, be granted conditional admission as space permits. This decision would be made by the department head, in consultation with the Admissions Committee.
Program of Study
General Requirements (Core Areas A, B, C, D.2A, and E- 42 hours)
Core Area F (18 hours)
- BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology I
- BIOL 2081 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL 2082 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- CHEM 2101 - Organic Chemistry I or CHEM 2000 Fundamental of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Other approved courses (e.g., biology, chemistry, computer science)
Physical Education (3 hours)
Major Field Courses (54 hours)
- MEDT 3100 Urinalysis and Body Fluids
- MEDT 3200 Clinical Bacteriology
- MEDT 3300 Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis
- MEDT 3400 Clinical Immunohematology
- MEDT 3500 Clinical Chemistry
- MEDT 3600 Clinical Laboratory Methodologies and Molecular Diagnostics
- MEDT 3700 Clinical Immunology
- MEDT 3800 Clinical Microbiology
- MEDT 4115 Clinical Practicums
- MEDT 4600 Clinical Pathways & Critical Decision Making
- MEDT 4900 Laboratory Management and Education
Related Field Courses (6 hours)
- BIOL 2010 - Microbiology
- HLPR 2000 - Research in the Health Professions
Total Semester Hours (123 hours)