If space is available, students may choose to earn a minor in one of the content areas in medical lab science. The traditional MLS baccalaureate degree has a classroom component completed on campus and a clinical component (internship) completed at a variety of off campus laboratories in the area. Graduates who earn national certification as generalists are qualified to practice in many aspects of laboratory medicine including hematology, immunology, clinical biochemistry, clinical microbiology, transfusion services/blood banking and urine/body fluid analysis. A minor in a discipline of Medical Laboratory Science would allow students to complete the on-campus classes in a specific discipline such as clinical microbiology, with this recognition posted on a transcript.
Students majoring in MLS are given the first seats in any course. Students who wish to pursue a minor may apply for any remaining slots. In order to hold a space in classes, students who wish to pursue a minor must apply and be approved. See each checklist for complete information and the application form.