College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Allied Health Sciences
Location: Sundquist Science Complex, Room D232
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.
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
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Tennessee Department of Health
Medical Laboratory Board
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
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.