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2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.M.L.S.)


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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2019-2020

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Location: Sundquist Science Complex, Room D232
Phone:  931-221-6455
Website: www.apsu.edu/medical-technology

Description of Major

The Medical Laboratory Science major is recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in the clinical laboratory, biomedical science, forensic science, public health, or medical research. In addition, the Medical Laboratory Science major is excellent preparation for professional or graduate school careers in research or industry. APSU has a four-year, campus-based program including affiliations with area hospitals. The courses which comprise the senior year include both campus-based didactic courses and practical courses at affiliate hospital clinical laboratories. Upon successful completion of the four-year program, a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (BSMLS) is awarded. A certificate is awarded for completion of the professional program.

Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and approved by the Medical Laboratory Board for the State of Tennessee.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL  60018-5119
(847)939-3597
(773)714-8880
(773)714-8886 (Fax)
http://www.naacls.org

Tennessee Department of Health
Medical Laboratory Board
Metrocenter Complex
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN  37243
(615)532-5128
1-800-778-4123
https://www.tn.gov/health/topic/ML-board1

Students must complete a separate admission packet to apply for the senior year. Requirements for acceptance include: overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher and generally a “C” or better in science courses, application and essay, coursework completion, official transcripts, and references.

General Education Core


  Credit Hours
see Common Core   41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Major Core Requirements


Major Guided Electives


Total Hours 4


Total Hours 87


Pre-Professional Concentration


The Pre-Professional concentration is for students who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science that never been certified as an MLT or MLS. The concentration provided courses in specific courses in immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, toxicology, urinalysis, hematology, and hemostasis. Students completing the MLS degree program are eligible for the national certification examination in Medical Laboratory Science.

MLT to MLS Concentration


The MLT to MLS concentration is a bridge program for students who are seeking a bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science that have previous work experience as a certified MLT. The concentration provided courses in specific courses in immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, toxicology, urinalysis, hematology, and hemostasis. Students completing the MLS degree program are eligible for the national certification examination in Medical Laboratory Science.

Total Program Hours 121-125


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