Medical Laboratory Science B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

A minimum of 121 semester credit hours, minimum GPA per program requirement, and University sustainability and diversity fulfillment are required for graduation.

The Medical Laboratory Science major offers two concentrations:

Clinical Laboratory Science Concentration

Public Health Laboratory Science Concentration

Clinical Laboratory Science Concentration

The medical laboratory scientist is involved in the development, performance, and evaluation of laboratory tests that lead to assessment of health status, diagnosis of disease, and monitoring of therapeutic treatment. The clinical laboratory experience takes place at one of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences' clinical affiliates. The entire final semester consists of a clinical practicum at an affiliate outside of Burlington, Vermont, which will require additional room, meals, and transportation expenses. Site selection for the final semester is determined by a lottery system.

This four-year curriculum leading to the baccalaureate degree is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Clinical Affiliations

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Plattsburgh, NY

Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH

Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY

St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY

Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Note: Clinical affiliations subject to change.

A Model Curriculum in Medical Laboratory Science / Clinical Laboratory Science Concentration

First YearCredits
FallSpring
CHEM 031 General Chemistry 14  
ENGS 001 Written Expression3  
HLTH 003 Medical Terminology2  
MATH 019 Fundamentals of Calculus I (or higher)3  
NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst1  
Elective/Diversity Course3  
CHEM 032 General Chemistry 2  4
MLRS 034 Human Cell Biology  4
Electives/Diversity Courses  6
Year Total: 16 14
 
SophomoreCredits
FallSpring
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4  
STAT 111 Elements of Statistics
or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods
3  
MMG 101 Microbiol & Infectious Disease4  
NH 120 Health Care Ethics3  
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology  4
CHEM 042 Intro Organic Chemistry  4
MMG 222 Clinical Microbiology I1,2  4
Elective  4
Year Total: 14 16
 
JuniorCredits
FallSpring
PBIO 185 Biochem for Life & Health Sci3  
MLRS 297 Leadership & Mgt in Hlth Care13  
PATH 101 Intro to Human Disease3  
MLRS 281 Applied Molecular Biology13  
MLRS 282 Applied Molecular Biology Lab11  
Elective3  
MMG 222 Clinical Microbiology I1,2  4
Choose one of the following courses:  3
MLRS 242 Immunology1
MMG 223 Immunology1
MLRS 244 Immunology Lab1  1
MLS 221 Clinical Chemistry I1  4
MLRS 110 Phlebotomy  1
Elective Course  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
MLS 222 Clinical Chemistry II13  
MLS 231 Hematology14  
MLS 255 Clinical Microbiology II13  
MLS 262 Immunohematology14  
MLS 292 Topics in Medical Lab Science1  3
MLS 220 Clinical Practicum: Chemistry1  3
MLS 230 Clinical Practicum:Hematology1  3
MLS 250 Clin Practicum:Microbiology1  3
MLS 260 Clin Practicum:Immunohematolog1  3
Year Total: 14 15
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 121
1

Professional course

2

 Course offered every other year

This plan of study is designed to meet the requirements for the Medical Laboratory Science major's clinical laboratory science concentration. Changes should be reviewed with a student's academic advisor.

A minimum of 121 semester credit hours, minimum GPA per program requirement, and University sustainability and diversity fulfillment are required for graduation.

Public Health Laboratory Science Concentration

Public health laboratory scientists work in public health laboratories at the state, federal and international level. The curriculum focuses on the use of microbiology and molecular biology in the field of public health, in support of epidemiology, and to monitor health status and disease prevention strategies.

CLINICAL AffiliatIONS

District of Columbia Health Department, Washington DC

New Hampshire Department of Health Laboratory, Concord, NH

Vermont Department of Health Laboratory, Burlington, VT

Wadsworth Center, New York Department of Health, Albany, NY

Note: Clinical affiliations subject to change.

A Model Curriculum in Medical Laboratory Science / Public Health Laboratory Science Concentration

First YearCredits
FallSpring
CHEM 031 General Chemistry 14  
ENGS 001 Written Expression3  
NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst1  
MATH 019 Fundamentals of Calculus I (or higher)3  
NH 003 Medical Terminology2  
Elective/Diversity Course33  
CHEM 032 General Chemistry 2  4
MLRS 034 Human Cell Biology  4
Electives/Diversity Courses3  6
Year Total: 16 14
 
SophomoreCredits
FallSpring
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4  
MMG 101 Microbiol & Infectious Disease4  
NH 120 Health Care Ethics3  
STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods3  
Elective Course33 4
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology  4
CHEM 042 Intro Organic Chemistry  4
MMG 222 Clinical Microbiology I1,2  4
Year Total: 17 16
 
JuniorCredits
FallSpring
BCOR 102 Ecology and Evolution4  
PATH 101 Intro to Human Disease3  
PBIO 185 Biochem for Life & Health Sci3  
STAT 200 Med Biostatistics&Epidemiology3  
Electives33  
MMG 222 Clinical Microbiology I1,2  4
Choose one of the following courses:  3
MLRS 242 Immunology1
MMG 223 Immunology1
MLRS 244 Immunology Lab1  1
BCOR 101 Genetics  3
Elective Course3  3
Year Total: 16 14
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
BIOL 254 Population Genetics4  
MLRS 297 Leadership & Mgt in Hlth Care13  
NFS 295 Advanced Special Topics3  
MLS 255 Clinical Microbiology II13  
Choose one of the following:  3
MLS 250 Clin Practicum:Microbiology1
Elective Course3
MLS 282 Public Health Lab Practicum1  12
Year Total: 13 15
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 121
1

Professional course

2

Course offered every other year

3

For the public health science concentration, students must take six credits of department-approved electives, including three credits in the area of Public Health and three credits of advanced medical laboratory science. Students must obtain a list of approved elective courses from their academic advisor.

This plan of study is designed to meet the requirements for the Medical Laboratory Science major's public health laboratory science concentration. Changes should be reviewed with a student's academic advisor.

A minimum of 121 semester credit hours, minimum GPA per program requirement, and University sustainability and diversity fulfillment are required for graduation.