B.S. Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Overview

88 hours

The major consists of three years of university work plus two semesters of Medical Laboratory Science Program courses.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science will:

  1. Safely collect, process, perform and report routine clinical laboratory tests on biological specimens and other substances, with precision and accuracy under minimal supervision within a reasonable length of time. 
  2. Perform routine maintenance, standardization, calibration procedures for laboratory equipment and use necessary corrective methods to maintain and improve laboratory quality controls. 
  3. Use problem solving skills to recognize abnormal patient values and apply appropriate corrective procedures. 
  4. Correlate didactic instruction with laboratory results in the diagnosis and treatment of patients to understand the concept of total patient care. 
  5. Communicate well with all levels of personnel while demonstrating professional and ethical conduct, and adhere to patient safety guidelines.
  6. Stay current with new laboratory technologies and procedures through continuing professional education.

Student must complete a minimum of 128 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 128 hours.

See Degree Plan

19 HOURS OF CHEMISTRY

26 HOURS OF BIOLOGY

3 HOURS OF MATHEMATICS

3 HOURS OF STATISTICS

  • BIOL-2913 - Biostatistics 

3 HOURS OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE CHOSEN FROM

1 HOUR OF SCIENCE SEMINAR

COMPLETE 33 HOURS MLS PROGRAM

  • MLSP-4001 - Intro to Med Lab
  • MLSP-4002 - Pathogenic Micro Practicum
  • MLSP-4003 - Clinical Pathogenic Micro
  • MLSP-4005 - Clinical Immunology, Immunohematology and Lab
  • MLSP-4011 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids
  • MLSP-4012 - Blood Bank Practicum
  • MLSP-4021 - Hemostasis
  • MLSP-4022 - Molecular Practicum
  • MLSP-4101 - MLS Certification Review
  • MLSP-4102 - Laboratory Management
  • MLSP-4103 - Clinical Chemistry
  • MLSP-4104 - Hematology and Lab
  • MLSP-4112 - Hematology, Coag, UA, BF Practicum
  • MLSP-4122 - Chemistry Practicum
  • MLSP-4321 - Misc Lab Practicum

ADMISSION TO THE MLS PROGRAM

Prior to admittance to MLS Program a student must:

  • Complete all courses with a grade of C or better
  • Competitive applicants will have a minimum cumulative & major GPA of 2.75
  • Pass a Federal background check, drug screen & complete immunizations

Note: Transfer students must complete 6 semesters of MLS Prerequisites to apply to the MLS Program

Graduation with a major in Medical Laboratory Science does not guarantee passing the ASCP certification exam. Visit our website for a copy of the handbook for the MLS program, www.oc.edu/mls

Students who have been convicted of a crime, other than a minor traffic violation, could be ineligible for admission to the university or for clinical rotations. 

 

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