The B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science prepares students as medical laboratory scientists and for graduate level programs in medical laboratory science or related disciplines. Students develop a strong background in the broad areas of microbiology, molecular biology, chemistry, hematology, transfusion medicine, biotechnology, and their medical and/or clinical applications. Medical Laboratory Science students gain the ability to carry out standard microbiological, molecular, biological and clinical techniques in the laboratory and to participate in research development, planning, and implementation. The B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science prepares students to have a reasonable expectation of passing a national qualifying exam for the medical laboratory profession and prepares students to be qualified to work at the professional experience level in a variety of settings. The pass rates for the ASCP exam were 73% in 2011, 79% in 2012, 79% in 2013 and 80% in 2014. The General Education and Total University Credit Requirements must be met. See General Education Objectives for a B.S. degree. A minimum of 120 credits are required for graduation; 36 of these must be upper division credits.
- BS in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)
- 2nd BS in MLS for students who have completed degree requirements in related disciplines from accredited institutions and take the 38 credit Professional Block of MLS courses
- Please refer to the ISU Academic Catalog for current program requirements.