Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
CLS 105 Bison image Medical-Lab Terminology (CT)3
SOC 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Sociology (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 130College Algebra3
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology4
Core II Humanities (WI)3
SOC 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Sociology (CT) (MC, WI)3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (Core II Humanities)3
Writing Intensive (SOC 200 WI)3
SOC 200 Bison image Introductory Sociology (CT) (Multicultural or International)3
CLS 468 Bison image Clinical Lab Research (Capstone)3
Major-Specific
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I2
CLS 105 Bison image Medical-Lab Terminology (CT)3
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II2
BSC 227Human Anatomy4
CLS 200 Cap graduation image Clinical Biochemistry4
CLS 230Clinical Hematology4
CLS 210 Cap graduation image Clinical Immunohematology4
CLS 220Clinical Microbiology4
CLS 255 Cap graduation image Clinical Lab Problems3
CLS 270Clin Practicum Hematology (15 Week Hospital Based Practicum)3
CLS 271Clin Practicum Chemistry (15 Week Hospital Based Practicum)3
CLS 272Clin Pract Immunohematol (15 Week Hospital Based Practicum)3
CLS 273Clin Pract Microbiology (15 Week Hospital Based Practicum)3
CHM 327 Cap graduation image Intro Organic Chemistry3
ECN 200Survey of Economics3
or ECN 250 Principles Microeconomics
STA 225 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Statistics (CT)3
CLS 310 Cap graduation image Clin Immun & Mol Diag3
CLS 320Advanced Topics in CLS3
CLS 400Adv Clinical Chemistry2
CLS 410 Cap graduation image Adv Clin Immunohematology2
CLS 420Adv Clinical Microbiology2
CLS 430Adv Clinical Hematology3
CLS 460Clinical Lab Mgt and Educ3
CLS 464Lab Instrumen Inform Sys3
CLS 466Diagnostic Physiology3
CLS 472Adv CLS Clinical Practicum I1-3
CLS 473Adv CLS Clinical Practicum II1-3
CLS 468 Bison image Clinical Lab Research (Capstone)3
CLS 499Seminar in Lab Medicine2

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • The MLT and BS-MLS programs are fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Students who complete CLS programs through Marshall University will be eligible for national certification examinations.
  • Medical Laboratory Technology Students complete the associate degree, graduate then progress into the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science.
  • MLS online students from other institutions must have completed an AAS in MLT from a NAACLS accredited program and will be required to fulfill the core curriculum requirements through a combination of transfer credits and MU courses; each student will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • 15-week hospital-based clinical practicum sequence Summer or Fall prior to beginning online MLS classes.

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Four Year Plan

Medical laboratory scientists perform a variety of specialized tests in the clinical laboratory that provide information used by the physician to determine the extent and cause of disease. The tests performed by or supervised by the medical technologist are completed in such areas as hematology, blood banking, serology, immunology, clinical chemistry, bacteriology, and parasitology. The graduate medical technologist is prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed for certification by nationally recognized professional agencies. Certified medical laboratory scientists are accorded the status of professionals in the medical team. They often supervise laboratory sections, exercise independent judgement, and evaluate the work of others.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
CLS 105 Bison image Medical-Lab Terminology (CT) 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II 3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II 2
CMM 103 Fund Speech-Communication 3
SOC 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Sociology (CT) (MC, WI) 3
MTH 130 College Algebra 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
First Semester
BSC 227 Human Anatomy 4
CLS 200 Cap graduation image Clinical Biochemistry 4
CLS 230 Clinical Hematology 4
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology 4
CLS 210 Cap graduation image Clinical Immunohematology 4
CLS 220 Clinical Microbiology 4
CLS 255 Cap graduation image Clinical Lab Problems 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
Summer Term  
CLS 270 Clin Practicum Hematology 3
CLS 271 Clin Practicum Chemistry 3
CLS 272 Clin Pract Immunohematol 3
CLS 273 Clin Pract Microbiology 3
 Credit Hours12
Third Year
First Semester
CHM 327 Cap graduation image Intro Organic Chemistry 3
CLS 320 Advanced Topics in CLS 3
ECN 200
Survey of Economics
or Principles Microeconomics
3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
Clin Practicum Hematology (if not taken during summer)  
Clin Practicum Chemistry (if not taken during summer)  
Clin Pract Immunohematol (if not taken during summer)  
Clin Pract Microbiology (if not taken during summer)  
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
CLS 310 Cap graduation image Clin Immun & Mol Diag 3
STA 225 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Statistics (CT) 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
CLS 466 Diagnostic Physiology 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CLS 400 Adv Clinical Chemistry 2
CLS 410 Cap graduation image Adv Clin Immunohematology 2
CLS 420 Adv Clinical Microbiology 2
CLS 430 Adv Clinical Hematology 3
CLS 460 Clinical Lab Mgt and Educ 3
CLS 499 Seminar in Lab Medicine 2
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
CLS 464 Lab Instrumen Inform Sys 3
CLS 472 Adv CLS Clinical Practicum I 1-3
CLS 473 Adv CLS Clinical Practicum II 1-3
CLS 468 Bison image Clinical Lab Research (Capstone) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours11-15
 Total Credit Hours123-127

Part Time Enrollment Plan

Full-time enrollment at Marshall University requires that students take a minimum of twelve credit hours. Prerequisite courses, other than CLS courses, that are listed in Year Three in the curriculum may be taken in any sequence and in any combination. Part-time enrollment in CLS courses at the BS-MLS level is permitted for working MLTs; however students must take the following courses together and in this sequence:

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CLS 460 Clinical Lab Mgt and Educ 3
CLS 499 Seminar in Lab Medicine 2
 Credit Hours5
Second Semester
CLS 310 Clin Immun & Mol Diag 3
CLS 466 Diagnostic Physiology 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
First Semester
CLS 400 Adv Clinical Chemistry 2
CLS 410 Adv Clin Immunohematology 2
CLS 420 Adv Clinical Microbiology 2
CLS 430 Adv Clinical Hematology 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Semester
CLS 464 Lab Instrumen Inform Sys 1 3
CLS 468 Bison image Clinical Lab Research (Capstone) 1 3
CLS 472 Adv CLS Clinical Practicum I 1 3
CLS 473 Adv CLS Clinical Practicum II 1 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours32

Once a student has been accepted into the BS-MLS online program, he/she will work together with the chair/program director to outline an acceptable curriculum completion plan.