Medical Laboratory Scientists apply biological and chemical principles to perform, interpret, and correlate laboratory analyses on body fluids and tissues. Medical Laboratory Scientists are responsible for selecting appropriate methods and implementing quality assurance for tests designed to promote health and prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.
The Medical Laboratory Sciences major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. The MLS Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemount, IL 60018-5119, phone (773) 714-8880. Graduates are eligible for the National Board of Certification examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) immediately upon graduation.
The course requirements listed below may also be used to satisfy the University’s General Education requirements
Mathematics and Science Courses
- CHEM 1124Q and 1125Q or CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q; CHEM 2241 or CHEM 2443 and 2444;
- BIOL 1107;
- MATH 1040Q or 1060Q or 1125Q or above;
- STAT 1000Q or 1100Q;
- MCB 2000 and 2610; 2400 or 2410;
- AH 3025 or PNB 2264 and 2265 or 2274 and 2275.
- AH 2001, 3121, 4241;
- DGS 4234, 4235;
- MLSC 3301, 3333, 3365, 4094W, 4301, 4302, 4311, 4312, 4321, 4322, 4341, 4342, 4351, 4352, 4371, 4372, 4500.
Writing in the Major
Competency will be met through successful completion of program major courses.
Supplemental Academic Standards. The Department of Allied Health Sciences requires a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.2 in order to gain admission to the professional majors. Thereafter, students must maintain the following standards of scholastic achievement to continue in the professional major. Students who fail to maintain the minimum grade point averages or minimum course standard in any of these areas are subject to dismissal from the professional program and in some cases the Department of Allied Health Sciences.
- Students must maintain a minimum semester grade point average of 2.2.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.2.
- Students must maintain a minimum major grade point average of 2.2. Major GPA includes all courses offered with the following departmental designations: AH, DGS and MLSC.
- Students must obtain a “C” or better in all courses required for graduation that are in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (AH, DGS, MLSC).
- No student may take a course in the Department of Allied Health Sciences for which another course in the department is a prerequisite unless that student has earned a grade of “C” or better in that prerequisite course.
- No course in the Department of Allied Health Sciences may be repeated more than once (for a total of two times).
Medical Laboratory Sciences Certificate Program
The Department of Allied Health Sciences also offers a Medical Laboratory Sciences Certificate. See the University of Connecticut Graduate Catalog for more information.
For information about admission and clinical placement requirements, please see Department of Allied Health Sciences Professional Majors.