Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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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.


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
(773)714-8886 (Fax)

Tennessee Department of Health
Medical Laboratory Board
Metrocenter Complex
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.

General Education Core

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

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