About the Medical Laboratory Science Fast-Track Program
Format: Online Program (open to South Carolina residents only)
The Medical Laboratory Science Online Fast-Track program is available to South Carolina residents who have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. The program consists of an online didactic component and a training experience in a clinical laboratory. It provides students with a high-quality academic and professional environment. The program graduate will be able to satisfy eligibility requirements for a professional certification exam at the MLS level. Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Science program will qualify for employment in a variety of settings, and can progress within the clinical laboratory science field to education, supervision or management positions. Students in this track must maintain training support at an approved clinical facility while enrolled in the program. South Carolina students of this program are also eligible to receive tuition assistance, as well as clinical training support in some South Carolina hospitals.
Applicants to this program must first be accepted to the university.
- 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 of 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.
State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of professionals may not indicate eligibility for certification/licensure in your state. Please consult the appropriate certification/licensure office in your state before enrolling in our program to confirm that your completion of this program will meet your state requirements.